When the pace inches up, the road gets twistier and the peloton stretches into a long, thin line, you'll be glad Mavic's Cosmic Carbone SLEs are underneath you. They combine the quickness and aerodynamics of deep-dish carbon fairings with the convenience and unparalleled braking power of Mavic's Exalith-enhanced aluminum clincher rims for world-class speed and precision handling. If that wasn't enough, you also get the MPH-boosting benefits of aero bladed spokes and Mavic's impressively slippery QRM+ hubs. And, wrapped around these mighty wheels are Mavic's Yksion tires that combine a quick-rolling center tread with grippy shoulders to reduce rolling resistance and boost cornering traction.
|Mavic’s Exalith 2 rim treatment is a 10 micron thick layer that actually penetrates the rim for exceptional fatigue strength and resistance to wear from braking. It strengthens the rim and spoke holes, and allows for lighter rim weights. Using the included black Mavic Exalith 2 brake pads, braking power and modulation is improved, especially in the rain.||Mavic's Maxtal rim uses 6000 aluminum, which is 30% stronger than 6106 aluminum. This allows Mavic to build lighter rims for quick acceleration.|
|Mavic's SUP rims boast welded and milled joints for superior strength and wheel balancing.||Mavic's ISM (Inter Spoke Milling) rims have extraneous material machined away between the spokes, resulting in an extremely strong and lightweight rim. The final product climbs faster and accelerates more quickly because of it.|
|Mavic's QRM+ hubs offer low rolling resistance for more speed. Their sealed bearings promise smooth, low-maintenance operation for years of worry-free riding.||Mavic's FTS-L (Force Transfer System Light) ensures the cassette drive mechanism is lightweight and ultra strong.|
Mavic's PowerLink rear tire is a dual-compound tire designed to reduce rolling resistance and maximize power transfer. The PowerLink also features a strong anti-puncture Nylon barrier.
|Rim Material||Mavic Maxtal aluminum/carbon|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||Bladed stainless-steel|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||890 grams (1,175 w/tire)|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Radial & 2-cross|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo (cassette sold separately)|
|Extras||Mavic Yksion Pro PowerLink clincher, quick-release, wheel bag, brake pads, valve extender|
* Subject to change without notice.
R&D process on aero wheels
Mavic Tire development, with Garmin-Barracuda