Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS Road Wheelset - Clincher $1,299.90
Race-day performance, every-day reliability.
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 hub wrench, and Mavic Yksion Pro tires.
What community has to say
Can I get these in a 10 speed from Competitive...
Can I get these in a 10 speed from Competitive Cyclist? I know Mavic makes it, I need it, and it's less expensive.
On their website, Mavic lists these at $1299 and the Cosmic Elite at $595. Here's a link to the Elites:
Hi, Are these ready-to-go wheels, meaning...
Hi, Are these ready-to-go wheels, meaning with glued tires, or not?
This particular wheelset doesn't need the tires glued on. Since they are clinchers that process isn't necessary.
These do come with tires and tubes and all you'll need to do is add the cassette, air the tires and you're ready to ride.
If you have any other questions please let us know.
I have a Cervelo P 1 will this wheel set...
I have a Cervelo P 1 will this wheel set work for me?
I see no reason that you couldn't use these wheels on your frame. We don't have all the info on that frame, so you could reach out to a Cervelo dealer and check with them just to make sure. I don't think this is necessary though since there really is no reason these wouldn't work.
If you have any other questions or need anything else please let us know.
I have 10 speed Shimano 105 drivetrain,...
I have 10 speed Shimano 105 drivetrain, will this work?
Hi Navarski23, you can use this wheelset with your 10 spd drivetrain. However, you will need to use spacers behind the cassette and readjust the limit screws on your derailleurs, as to not overshift. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to let me know.
Rider weight limit suggested for the Mavic...
Rider weight limit suggested for the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS wheelset? Will the freehub work with 10sp cassettes? Thanks.
220lbs rider+equipment. No problem with the 10 speed.