Author Topic: Mavic Allroad wheelset - £225-250  (Read 540 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Mavic Allroad wheelset - £225-250
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:52:39 pm »
https://shop.mavic.com/en-gb/allroad-rr0994.html#1028=3283

(not my photo)

I got these for £225 from Evans, delivered free via click and collect.

This is the bottom of the Mavic Allroad range, recommended to me right here on YACF. After the Alexrims wheels supplied with the Kona finally started giving up the ghost after 7 months of heavy riding, including Paris Roubaix, I decided to give these a go. For the price I am very happy with them. I've done over 1000km on them including a 300 km audax (London Orbital), two cross races, one of which was on pretty brutal terrain, a full gravel ride from London to the south coast, and a 10 mile time trial on a circuit. Showing the wheels to the top mechanic at my favourite shop, he remarked that the rim resembles a beefed up Aksium.

The tubeless conversion works brilliantly. I put the tyre on and found I could mount my tyres (Vittoria Terreno dry 31mm) without even having to remove the valve core. Just pump up and hear the ping noises. The wheelset comes with specially shaped tubeless valves which fit perfectly flush with the grooved channel of the wheel, creating a very good quality seal. Out of the box they ran true and over 1000 km in nothing untoward has occurred. It's hard for me to say exactly how they perform in terms of rolling resistance or whatever but I'm placing pretty OK in cross, and going up hills on them is fun. The freehub is the right noise level for me - a soft buzz.

Mavic say they can take up to 62mm tyres. I assume that they can do 28 at the smallest. They weigh in at 1890 grams which isn't feather light, but the model up (allroad elite) are over the double the cost and only weigh 150g less, and they are rated for carrying 120kg of rider, cargo and bike. The top of the range carbon Allroads weigh 1450g and cost £1800/pair. I am using them with 12mm thru axles, but a conversion kit for quick release is supplied with both wheels if one or both of your wheels are QR. Weirdly the spec sheet says 'centre lock only' but my set are 6 bolt, which I wanted so I could take the TRP rotors off the alexrims wheels and plonk them on. Also the spec sheet claims that they are packaged with sealant and a syringe but I got neither (no problem to me as I already have a syringe and prefer my OKO high fibre magic milk over other sealants anyway).

Going forward I think I might buy a dynamo front wheel, especially for the long distance racing I've got coming up, but very happy with these two and recommend them to other bargain hunters.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Mavic Allroad wheelset - £225-250
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 10:18:29 am »
There's a set being sold by Dolan for £175 which is a pretty terrific price imo

https://www.dolan-bikes.com/deals/wheels/mavic-allroad-disc-6-bolt-10speed-wheelset-whl5.html
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD