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Mavic Yksion Pro GripLink Clincher Tire

$59.95

Item # MAV005N

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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.

Tech Specs

Compound:
GripLink
Size:
700 x 23 mm, 700 x 25 mm
TPI:
127
PSI:
100 - 130
Foldable:
yes
Bead:
folding
Actual Weight:
SSC Logo, 700c x 23mm: 200g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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1 5

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.

4 5

Grippy for road slicks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After 2500 on my old Mavic Aksium tires (and since they don't sell them anymore) I went with their newer line of Yksion Pro GripLink and PowerLink tires. The GripLink goes on the front and I'm happy with them. Very grippy and does the job, the side walls a little soft I think but liking the tires so far. I have them on a pair of Aksium wheels. I've put a few hundred miles on them so far and going good. No punctures or flats yet riding on rough road, gravel, dirt, rain, and mud with Continental road race tubes (knock on wood).