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Mavic Yksion Pro GripLink Clincher Tire


Item # MAV005N

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  • SSC Logo, 700c x 25mm ($59.95)
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Item # MAV005N

Grab the road.

Though it seems obvious now, the idea of use-specific tires for front and rear wheels has only recently come into vogue among large manufacturers. Mavic, with its penchant for tech and innovation, was an early adapter and continues to lead the charge with the Yksion Pro GripLink Clincher Tire, which is designed specifically to meet the demands placed on a front tire. Its rear mate is the Yksion Pro PowerLink Clincher.

Since the load placed on a front tire is lower than that placed on the rear, Mavic is able to give the GripLink tackier shoulders without worrying about the corresponding loss of durability that softer, better-gripping compounds entail. The GripLink also has tread pattern designed to channel water and maintain solid contact with the road, even in wet conditions. This results in a tire that leads confidently into corners whether it's sunny and dry or grey and a bit on the damp side.

Given our description of the shoulder, we're compelled to stress that this isn't a one-and-done tire that will fall apart the minute you even see a pothole. The GripLink's 127 TPI casing and harder center strip boost the tire's longevity and rolling efficiency. There's also a Kevlar anti-puncture strip under the tread, which really speaks for itself.

The Mavic Yksion Pro GripLink Clincher Tire is designed for use on front wheels and is available in two sizes, 700c x 23mm and 700c x 25mm.

  • Front-specific clincher tire
  • GripLink: softer shoulder compound, harder center strip
  • Kevlar anti-puncture breaker under tread
  • 127 TPI casing

Tech Specs

700 x 23 mm, 700 x 25 mm
100 - 130
Actual Weight:
SSC Logo, 700c x 23mm: 200g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Front is good, back is not.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I have a more complete review under the powerlink tire, which wore out after about 1,500 miles. The front tire was actually still in good shape after 1,800 miles and were pretty nice in terms of ride quality, but the back tire just didn't last, so I had to toss it with life left on the front tire. Since I generally replace tires in pairs, it kinda cut short the front tire's life too. Kinda disappointing.


This is a very good tire choice

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I always wonder when I see dramatically different reviews on a product how they might have been used under different conditions or is the product that inconsistent. My experience with Mavic is that they are very consistent in their products. I have owned several sets of their wheels and found them bulletproof. I have owned two sets of these tires and had really good results. The first set yielded about 3500 miles and the set I just took off had 3900 miles on them. Never had a flat on either set. They are as lightweight as any you will find in this price range, ride is very good, handling is superb, and they last. I'll be the first to admit that the roads I bike are better than average and I'll also throw in that I check pressures before EVERY ride-105 psi in front and 110 psi in rear. I use Continental race tubes and run them on Mavic Ksyrium Elite S wheelset on my Cervelo R3.


Terrible tires

    Had these tires on my road bike and in under 400 miles of fair weather ridding on smooth pavement, the tread separated from the bead on both sides on both tires. I wouldn't trust these tires again and do not recommend them as they appear to be of very low quality.

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    Have had the same problem on some batches I bought but not others. Some inconsistency in their quality.

    Avg. ride time: 7h 37m per week
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    Grippy for road slicks

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This is the front tire (Griplink) and I found the high TPI count is to design and not like some cheaper tires that say 180 TPI but is really three layers of harder 60 TPI rubber.

    These are tires that feel great from the start, great cornering, very grippy, and eventually lose the special feeling once they begin to wear. I rode mine through winter into spring and 7 days through Utah's national parks and scenic byways with great satisfaction. They are supple and absorb small bumps and rocks really well compared to stiffer tires. Totally satisfied... would by them again if and when they go on sale and if I need grippy and supple tires for cornering performance and for racing. Also, the treads should arrow forward and not backwards when installing the tires.