It’s taken Mavic a while to produce its first full-carbon clincher, but if three challenging rides are any indication, the wait has been worth it.
The new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C carbon clincher wheelset is light (1,390g) and laterally stiff (40Nm), with a modernly wide rim (17mm internal) and excellent braking, thanks to a laser-machined brake track with a tight tolerance (0.15mm), as well as quick engagement (9 degrees), thanks to a 40-tooth dual-ratchet system in the new hub.
The end result is a set of all-around performance wheels that deliver easy acceleration, confidence in a variety of corners and speeds, and powerful, predicable and – knock wood – squeal-free braking.
Read the full details of the new wheels and their construction here.
Along with other journalists, I tested the wheels in the inaugural Paris-Nice Sportif, held on the course of stage 7 of the pro race in southern France. With 6,000ft/1,829m of elevation change on largely narrow roads, the sportif provided an excellent test course, with a barrage of steep, downhill switchbacks coupled with high-speed arcing descents coming as reward for the ample climbing.
Where’s the squealing?
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