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Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:48:54 pm »
My FiL's MTB has Mavic X139 wheels (v-brake).  We bought him a dynohub for his birthday, but I can't seem to find the X139.  The mavic website doesn't help, so what is the current model equivalent rims, again v-brake?

TIA.

Paul

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Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 10:34:42 am »
IIRC it should be X319 (cunning, eh?)

FWIW, the range now goes:
X119
X319*
X719

*but, it would appear that the X319 is no longer available, so it's €23 for a X117, or €54 for a X719
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Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 10:48:05 am »
As you need a rim brake hub I'd contact a wheelbuilder, they may have some cheap ones in stock.

But otherwise it's the X117 on a budget or X719 if you're feeling plush. What tyres is he running?

Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 04:57:51 pm »
Spoke with Ally Gow at Wheelcraft who is a wheelbuilder of some renown, and FiL is getting 719 rim  :thumbsup:  Well it is his birthday  ;D

Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 09:30:50 am »
Big Al built my wheels, they're bomb-proof. Good choice.

Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 09:34:51 am »
Big Al built my wheels, four of them, they all suffered from spoke failure, two of them with less than 100 miles on them too  :facepalm:
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Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 12:26:46 pm »
You're the only person I've ever heard of having problems with Big Al's builds and I've met a lot of people riding on his wheels. What was the build?

Re: Mavic X139 rim - current equivalent?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 08:46:51 am »
The last two digits in the rim ID are the width - so X117 are narrower than X119. First digit seems to indicate the quality (1 being the most basic, usually not eyeletted). X for cross country, XM for heavier duty.
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