Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular - Road Bike Shop

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Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
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If you sweat the details, you already know that tubular tires provide an unbelievably smooth ride. But you also know that tubular cement doesn't do too well when faced with high heats -- the kind you can expect when descending at high speed, and you're braking hard. And since carbon fiber rims typically don't dissipate heat as well as their aluminum counterparts, they've historically not been a great option for tubular enthusiasts. But with the Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 Tubular Wheelset, that's all changed. You see, Mavic threw its best minds at the problem of heat dissipation in carbon fiber rims, and the project resulted in an all-new rim construction that lends itself perfectly to the use of tubulars, no matter where your ride takes you. Mavic knew that a rim treatment alone wouldn't effectively dissipate heat at the rim, which is what other manufacturers have continually relied on for years to help mitigate the issue. Instead, Mavic rethought the construction of the rim itself, using a blend of aluminum, carbon, and a proprietary resin called TgMAX. Seeing as Mavic is world-renowned for its dependable aluminum wheels, it makes sense that its engineers would rely on their extensive expertise in the manufacturing and shaping of this material as a means for building the foundation of its new wheelset. Aluminum has long been known to both dissipate heat quickly and resist high temperatures much better than carbon, making it the optimal material to start with. As such, the skeleton, or real structure of the Carbone 40 is a lightweight aluminum hoop, or "rim bed insert," that enhances structural stiffness, holds air pressure better than full-carbon, and resists brake pulsing. Additionally this bed wraps up on either side, creating a "U-shaped" sidewall design that adds to the wheel's overall durability. Mavic then wraps its lightweight proprietary core material and aluminum bed, by hand, with its 3k carbon layers. These layers are applied manually in order to e...