Mavic Yksion Pro Griplink SSC Clincher Tire
- Item: MAV0456 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 196 g
Your front and rear wheels perform different jobs. Though they both move you forward, your front wheel steers you around sharp corners and hair-pin turns, which is why traction on your front tire matters. With this in mind Mavic made the Yksion Pro Griplink SSC Clincher Tire to work in tandem with its clincher wheels.
With a matching, stealthy color, the Yksion Pro Griplink SSC Tire is the perfect complement to Mavic's Exalith treated clincher rims -- Mavic's identical matching of the SSC logo to the wheel isn't lost on us, either. However, the smooth black sidewall is more than just a window dressing. The tread rubber is thickest in the center where it experiences the most wear, and it thins out progressively towards the bead. The result is a sidewall that resists cuts on gravel strewn roads, as well as retaining a clean aesthetic. To further protect against punctures, Mavic also included a Kevlar breaker underneath the tread. Even with these safeguards, the Yksion Griplink is still a lightweight clincher tire.
And true to its name, it corners like crazy with Mavic's dual compound design. This places rubber with a 60a durometer in the high mileage center portion of the tread. Rounding out the design is a grippier 60a S+ high silica rubber on the shoulders. The 60a center is even softer than Mavic's Powerlink rear tire counterpart, but with the typical rear heavy weight bias on road bikes, the softer tread is more than durable enough to wear evenly with the rear tire. Even better, it yields far better grip through corners. The 127tpi casing adds a sensation of supple responsiveness.
The Mavic Yksion Pro Griplink SSC Tire is available in the color Black with the SSC label and in a 700c x 23mm size. Please note that the Griplink is intended as a front-specific clincher.