I was doing a search a few days ago on the interwebz and came across a discussion topic here which mentioned there is a Mavic wheelset with a 2x replacement guarantee (ie, they'll replace them up to twice in a year). After a muddy ride Saturday, I've become convinced my Alez rims will be worn through before spring is over...
I have been unable to find the topic a second time--anyone familiar with the model and whether Mavic is still offering this guarantee?
Nm - I found the thread: http://cowbell.cxmagazine.com/forum/topics/worn-out-breaking-surface
Recommendations were to switch to Kool-Stop Salmon pads. The wheelset I'm looking for is the Mavic Aksium. I'll start saving... ;)