The classic, improved.
Mavic's Ksyrium platform has one of the best reputations in the industry for bombproof longevity and the ability to tackle pretty much any type of road with snappy confidence. The Mavic Ksyrium Pro Clincher Wheelset is the natural continuation of this legacy, boasting a redesign to better match the shifting trend toward wider tires while still maintaining its heritage of versatility and durability.
The big news for this Ksyrium is a widened internal rim width, up to 17mm from the 15mm internal rim width of previous Ksyriums. That may sound inconsequential, but it makes a big difference when you move to a wider tire. For both 23mm and 25mm tires, the wider rim makes for less of a light bulb effect — or bulging out of the tire sidewall — than a narrower rim with the same size tire because the tire beads are able to hold a wider stance. Combining less sidewall bulge with more air volume due to that wider stance translates to more stability when cornering and a reduced chance of pinch flats getting in the way of your ride.
Along with the wider rim, Mavic utilizes its Inter Spoke Milling 4 Dimensions (ISM 4D) process to create the classic Ksyrium rim shape, which is milled between each spoke. This process serves to reduce rim weight and lower the rotational mass of the wheel for better responsiveness and acceleration than non-milled rims — all without sacrificing any wheel strength. So whether you're battling cars off the line at a stoplight or attacking the pack in a race, these wheels are designed to wind up fast.
To round out the wheelset, Mavic includes 25mm Yksion Pro tires, billed as Mavic's solution to optimizing the interface between wheel, tire, and road. The Yksion Pro Griplink on the front wheel utilizes a soft, sticky compound, a tread pattern designed to cut through water, and Kevlar reinforcement for grippy road feel with extra flat protection. For the rear tire, the Yksion Pro Powerlink utilizes nylon reinforced casing and a slightly harder compound than the Pro Griplink. The rear tire's tread pattern is designed to increase rolling efficiency while still maintaining a supple road feel. Paired together, the Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS Wheelset and Yksion Pro tires make for a smooth, responsive ride in almost any conditions.
- Maxtal aluminum construction
- 17mm internal width
- QRM+ hubs
- Delivered with 25mm Yksion Pro tires