Mavic Cosmic Elite Road Wheelset - Clincher $595.95
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Mavic's Ksyrium wheels are our best sellers by a country mile, but from time to time, people express interest in an equally affordable wheelset more focused on aerodynamics -- a coach class Cosmic Carbone, so to speak.
With the priority of aerodynamics in mind, Mavic makes the Cosmic Elite Wheelset. While the Ksyrium Elite front wheel has a rim depth of 22mm, the Cosmic Elite is a deeper 30mm, giving it a substantial advantage in a time trial or breakaway situation. One other important aerodynamic measure is the fact that the Cosmic Elite uses the same ultra-flat stainless steel spokes as the Cosmic Carbone SL.
Even though the Cosmic Elite is priced to sell, you still get technology like Mavic's UB Control and SUP treatments --giving you a perfectly machined braking surface and welded/machined rims, ensuring consistent and reliable day in and day out performance. The Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheelset is available in clincher only. They have 20 spokes on the front, 20 spokes on the rear. The front spokes are radial, the rear spokes are 2-cross on the drive-side and radial on the non-drive side. They are available to fit both Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo freehubs. They come standard with Mavic aluminum quick release skewers and a bearing adjustment tool.
This wheelset is part of Mavic's MP3 extended warranty program. The acronym stands for Mavic Product Protection Plan, and it provides you with two years of almost unlimited no-fault protection from Mavic. More details can be found on the MP3 website. Please note that MP3 coverage must be purchased within 5 days of the date that you receive your wheels.Contact one of our customer service representatives for the retailer and product codes that you'll need to register your wheels on the Mavic MP3 site. You'll also need the serial numbers that you'll find on your wheels. The cost for this coverage is approximately 8% of the retail cost of the wheels.
The Mavic Cosmic Elite Clincher Wheelset comes with Mavic's Yksion Comp tires and is available with the option of a Shimano or Campagnolo 11-speed-compatible freehub body.
What community has to say
Excellent value and spinability
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I put these on a spare bike, weighed 1698gm (less than claimed)- but once up to speed, very nice, and look great! Machined brake track makes any brakes feel that much better.