Mavic Aksium versus Gipiemme Techno 024

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by MellowJoe, May 30, 2006.

  1. MellowJoe

    MellowJoe New Member

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    Hi.

    I am buying a new bike and can choose between these two wheelsets:

    Mavic Aksium

    Gipiemme Techno 024

    The Gipiemme ones look coolest, but of course I want the best.

    Can anyone help me with what to chose?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Eastway82

    Eastway82 New Member

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    Personally I'd go for the Mavics. I've got a pair of Gipiemme wheels (can't remember the model offhand but they're a cheaper pair than the 024s) and the finish isn't great, the rear cones have failed after less than 2000k, and it's proving a nightmare trying to get hold of replacements – their distributor network is rubbish, certainly in Europe. I've never had any problem with Mavic equipment.
     
  3. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    I also haven't heard the best about Gipiemme wheels. I'd go with the Aksiums.
     
  4. JackTheLadd

    JackTheLadd New Member

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    FWIW: I've been riding a pair of the Gipiemme tecno 024's for a couple of years now with no problems at all. They've stayed true, and still roll well. I'm not a light-weight, either! ;)
     
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