Re: [CR] Mavic Rim Timeline/ oddball

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From: "Rob Williams" <>
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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 11:42:17 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Mavic Rim Timeline/ oddball

My recent posting in an attempt to find a partner for an orphaned MA40 rear wheel met with kind response.... however the end result appears to indicate that this rim / wheel is an oddball loner. This MA40 has a red label with a silver label showing MA40 and the width appears to be 19.8mm. Go figure.
Rob Williams
Flummoxed in
Seattle USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "R.S. Broderick"
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] Mavic Rim Timeline

> Jack,
> Technically, the MA should rightfully be considered the successor to the
> Module E (...which was introduced back in late 1975 - having a 19.8 mm
> width, but everyone I knew rounded that figure up to an even 20 mm in
> conversation) whereas the MA2 was the successor to the Module E2 to the
> extent that both the MA and Module E were single eyelet rims while the
> MA2
> and Module E2 incorporated double eyelets (...or tubular eyelets if your
> prefer).
> The MA, MA2, MA2 Argent, and MA40 all debuted in late 1985 for model
> year
> 1986 (...each of them having a slightly greater 20.5 mm width) at which
> point the MA and MA2 had a non-anodized aluminum alloy surface, the MA2
> Argent incorporated a clear anodized surface treatment, and the MA40
> featured a hard anodized or "anthracite grey" finish derived from the
> revolutionary "Grise SSC" type Paris-Roubaix rims which MAVIC first made
> available to pro riders in 1975 and subsequently commercialized for
> public
> consumption four years later in 1979. For model years 1986 and 1987
> only,
> the MA, MA2, and MA2 Argent offerings had an integrated rim decal
> consisting
> of a traditional Red MAVIC label juxtaposed with a model specific Green
> tag,
> while the MA40 had a separate and single Red MAVIC rim label as well as
> a
> secondary Yellow with Black lettered "MA40" decal. It was not until
> model
> year 1988 that MAVIC adopted those uniform Green rim labels for their
> MA,
> MA2, MA2 Argent, and MA40 offerings (...the version where the stylized
> "M"
> ends up looking something akin to the output from an electrocardiogram)
> - a
> label version which persisted until approximately 1999.
> Robert "queue rim shot, please" Broderick
> ..the "Frozen Flatlands" of South Dakota
> Sioux Falls, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 9:55 PM
> To:
> Subject: [CR] Mavic Rim Timeline
> Can anyone please tell us an approx timeline for Mavic MA2
> (non-anodized),
> MA2 (silver anodized) and MA40 (bronze anodized) rims? My recollection
> is
> these
> models followed the Module E2 but were simultaneously available for many
> years as well.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Jack Romans
> Sacramento, CA