No matter if you follow track racing with enthusiastic diligence or as passing news, you're no doubt already familiar with Mavic's Comete Track Disc Wheel. Its omnipresence is indicative of its performance, and no rear wheel has seen so much action at the highest levels of track racing for so long. In fact, it played its role in the capture of 17 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics alone.
The Comete Disc has symmetrical lenticular walls that are shaped to reduce drag to an absolute minimum. While there are some discs that are arguably more modern with more complicated shapes that are certainly enticing, the Comete's lenticular shaping is as fast as it gets through still air at low yaw angles. And unlike time-trials on the road, track racing is generally done in a more static environment. This shaping all but eliminates any question of fitment inside your frame. As long as your dropouts are the standard 120mm apart, you'll be fine.
Mavic builds the Comete Disc in multiple pieces. The side panels are created by sandwiching a structural honeycomb between inside and outside skins of uni-directional carbon fiber. This makes it super stiff and function in a compressive mode as the structure for the wheel between the rim and hub. The honeycomb core also keeps it lightweight for rapid acceleration, which, as you know, is the key for track racing. The tubular ready rim is aluminum. It shares the same SUP welded construction as Mavic's high end road wheels. The Comete also benefits from the same ultra smooth QRM bearings that Mavic uses in their road wheels. You can be sure that they'll last a lifetime and be smooth for as long as you can race your bike.
The Mavic Comete Track Rear Disc Wheel is intended for track use only. It has an over locknut dimension(OLD) of 120mm, and is available as 700c tubular only. It comes with fixing nuts, valve extenders, and a lockring for your track cog.
This wheel 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 wheel. Contact one of our customer service representatives for the retailer and product codes that you'll need to register your wheel on the Mavic MP3 site. You'll also need the serial number that you'll find on your wheel. The cost for this coverage is approximately 8% of the retail cost of the wheel.