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Mavic Yksion Pro PowerLink Clincher Tire


Item # MAV005O

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  • SSC Logo, 700c x 25mm ($59.95)
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The engineers at Mavic have never met a piece of cycling equipment that they didn't want to improve. In the case of the Yksion Pro PowerLink Clincher Tire, this meant going so far as designing a tire to work specifically as a rear tire, capitalizing on the use-specific requirements of the point where your power output meets the road. For ultimate functionality, pair it with the Yksion Pro GripLink tire up front.

The PowerLink technology at the heart of the Yksion Pros results in softer, tackier shoulders and a hard, durable center strip. This makes for more confidence in corners, more rolling efficiency and better power transfer in the straightaways, and a longer tread life. An additional anti-puncture layer under the tread helps prevent punctures, and the tire's durability is further boosted by its 127 TPI casing, which is less supple than some tires but pays off in the PowerLink's longevity.

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

  • Rear-specific clincher tire
  • PowerLink technology: softer sidewalls, harder center strip
  • Puncture-resistant layer
  • 127 TPI casing

Tech Specs

700 x 23 mm, 700 x 25 mm
100 - 130
Claimed Weight:
SSC Logo, 700c x 23mm: 190g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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5 5

This is a very good tire choice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

See my review of this tire under Mavic Griplink clincher tire. Review applies to both Powerlink and Griplink model.

Avg. ride time: 7h 16m per week
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4 5

Good rear tire to match the GripLink

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

These Powerlink tires which go on the back wheel, the one that puts power down are supple, grippy, and high performance tires. I rode these lightly from January to May, then 7 straight days for hundreds of miles through Utah's national parks and scenic byways. They do wear somewhat faster than long lasting training tires. They lasted about 600-800 miles before they had noticeable squaring. I rode them for another 400 miles through Utah's scenic byways without issue.

However, these tires are awesome, straight out of the package and then lose their grip and performance over time as they wear. I had the Griplinks in the front and same story. After about 1500 miles they were very thin and I replaced them. I had a couple punctures but due to wire off a car tire tread and a huge thorn (twice) from trees.

I'd by these again when on sale and if I wanted grippy, high performance tires. Otherwise, I'm training on Vittoria III, Continental training tires, and Hutchinson 2, which all tend to last longer for commuting and training rides.

5 5

Michelin Pro 3 width vs Mavic width

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I replaced my Michelin Pro 3 (25) with this tire in 25 as well. This tire does not run as wide as the Pro 3 in 25. This 25 is more like a 23 or 24.
Happy with this purchase.