Re: [CR]Mavic SSC rims!...300 grams!?!?!

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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 22:48:07 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mavic SSC rims!...300 grams!?!?!
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Baron C at Renaissance-Cycles wrote:
> Hi ALL!
> Digging for some info on these 300 gram MAVIC SSC rims!?!?!
> They ar the wider 21.5 rims but are no where close to the listed 21.5mm 400 gram rims. I've looked through all of my old catalogs
> and there is nothing to be found! Color is a medium matt finish! I think they might be a special made to order rim for an old Euro team!?!?
> OK!.................All you guys dig out those old Race mags with articals of the Paris Roubaix and look for these rims!.....PLEASE!


When Mavic groups showed up in Southern California in the 1980s they were boxed in styrofoam with a set of light SSC rims. None of the shop people felt they were "real" SSCs because they weren't "rock crushers" (not heavy enough). But of course Mavic labeled them SSC so they were SSC; but a light version. (SSC = Special Service Course [racing]).

These rims surface periodically in SoCal, but they are not highly coveted because they are not the real deal rock crusher never go out of true or get dented pro issue rim.

Mavic to me is _the_ sleeper of collectable bike stuff, what with Mavic's emphasis on neutral race support for the past 30 years and sponsored riders like Sean Kelly (acknowledged in the peloton as the "leader" for 10 years) and Greg Lemond with his 1989 TdF victory by seconds and his Worlds win while equipped "Tout Mavic".

And when you bought a Mavic group you also got stem, bars, and rims besides all the usual stuff.

Chuck Schmidt LA, CA