Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS Road Wheelset - Clincher - Road Bike Shop
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Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS Road Wheelset - Clincher
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Love the look and ride of a deep, aerodynamic wheelset, but looking for the reliability of aluminum rims If that sounds like you, the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS Clincher Wheelset may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Mavic started with a Maxtal alloy rim, then added a carbon fiber fairing for aerodynamic slip. That means you'll get the efficiency of a deep rim, without the weight. Best of all, the aluminum brake track is heat resistant and durable, so you'll have a lot less to worry about when you're dropping the hammer on your buddies. The brilliance of this type of wheel design is that the Maxtal rim takes the daily beating, but the carbon fairing gives you an aerodynamic advantage without the weight penalty you'd incur if the entire wheel were alloy. The 52mm-deep fairing is finished with the same 12K weave as Mavic's higher-end wheelsets, and it hits a nice midpoint between the just-barely-deep-enough, and the too-deep-to-ride-in-crosswinds. If your rim is aerodynamic but your hub and spokes act like a windsock, your energy is lost. Mavic improved its hub design to be more aerodynamic on the Carbone SLS wheels, with a flatter construction than lower-end offerings. Both hubs use double-sealed, QRM cartridge bearings, which are micro-adjustable. For more stability in the rear hub, Mavic uses FTS-L reinforcement between the pawl and hub body; two stainless steel inserts enhance durability, while allowing the use of a much lighter alloy freehub. Bladed, straight pull, steel spokes lace the rims to the hubs in a 16 spoke, radial pattern on the front wheel. The rear wheel uses a radial/two-cross pattern with 20 spokes for a balance of weight and strength. Plus, the Carbone SLS comes wrapped in Mavic's excellent PowerLink and GripLink Yksion Pro tires. The Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS Clincher Wheelset is sold as a set with the option of Shimano or Campagnolo 11-speed-compatible freehubs. This wheelset includes BR601 quick releases, a valve extender, a proprietary...