Mavic SSC Shifters

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Multiple shifter buttons.
  • Large LCD screen.
  • Fast precision gear shift.
  • Adjustment stability in time due to the wireless transmission.
  • Wireless transmission: - more lightweight cable + tube.

  • Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by TWB8s a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 2003

    Strengths:    Light weight, multiple shifter positions, it isn't Shimano. I purchased the version with the shifter button that has a couple of feet of wire. it allows me to have a shifter on the left handlebar just under my hand. Has a massive "gee-whiz" factor when seen by geeks not in the know. The lever travel for the brakes is fine for my old school Campy Deltas. The QR for the brakes is the silver button on the leading edge of the lever. It is easy to open the QR and doesn't close after the brakes are applied. The hood shape is good for climbing position and for a semi-aerobar position the shifter button on the horn of the brake is perfect. Front shifter throw is easy and nonindexed. Tuning for chain rub is fast and easy.

    Weaknesses:    The electronics make me wonder. I had the original head/transmitter take a crap after I nailed a pothole. Fortunately I was only a few blocks from the shop and they replaced it on the spot. That head/transmitter has worked reliably ever since. I did need to replace the batteries on the head, wheel sensor & deraileur this spring. Great operation ever since. When climbing my index or middle finger sometimes will bump the shifter button on the backside of the brake lever. This results in an up-shift (harder gear) which is the last thing I need on a hill.

    Bottom Line:   
    It works fine. It is disheartening that Mavic quit distributing the system and I'd be curious to here why various teams in europe wouldn't go with it. I pull my daughter in a trailer 4 times a week for a total of ~100 miles a week and with the extra 80lbs plus my 180lbs it hasn't missed a shift. Even under maximum pedal/chain stress of climbing an 8% grade it still shifts to a 25 tooth cog.

    Expand full review >>

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   Cronometro, Madison,

    Similar Products Used:   the remote on our DVD player?

    Bike Setup:   Seven Axiom, Mektronic with Mavic Front Deraileur, Record 9 cranks, Dura-ace 9 chain, Ultegra cassette, Record Delta brakes, Cronometro (Cane Creek) wheels.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Edddie B. a Recreational Rider from S.F.Bay Area,Ca USA

    Date Reviewed: April 1, 2001

    Strengths:    Good idea, ahead of its time.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't work. I have had nothing but trouble with these. Mavic will not return calls or e-mails from myself or my LBC.

    Bottom Line:   
    Mektronic is crap. I'll be replacing it soon. Anyone interested in it? Let me know I'll give you a deal.

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Ride:   my next one

    Purchased At:   came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   If you think of gruppo's, everything Shimano.

    Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Team. Mavic Mekjunk. Mavic Helium wheelset. Dura Ace cranks,brakes front derailleur. Easton post. Yada,yada, yada.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Brogan Adams a Road Racer from Sunnyside Or. USA

    Date Reviewed: May 31, 2000

    Strengths:    Ease of shifting, multiple position to shift, and they look good

    Weaknesses:    The right shifter hummes on ruff foad

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best shifter out there. I think that st is the future of shifting. I love these things.

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Ride:   smooth pavment please

    Similar Products Used:   Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale R-4000

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Eric a Recreational Rider from NY

    Date Reviewed: May 29, 2000

    Strengths:    Location of shifting buttons, aero levers for multiple hand positions, look great, eliminates cable down the side of the bike, friction shift for front der. is great

    Weaknesses:    Erratic shifting on bumps, cyclocomputer sucks, extra weight

    Bottom Line:   
    They're a great conversation piece, work well even in the rain- EXCEPT- Sometimes I get downshifts if I hit a bump, it has to be a pretty good shock, but it does what I call, "Ghost shifting". On one occasion I hit a bump (joint on an overpass) and it shifted into my 12 tooth cog and it took over 2 minutes before I could get it to shift out. THAT SUCKED! If I raced I wouldnt use 'em, if I had to buy them new I'd say forget it, I trades someone for mine. Also, the computer functions sucked- I went back to my avocet 45tt after 2 rides.
    Bottom line- if they can fix the erratic shifting, they'd be great- otherwise stick w/ the cheaper stuff.

    Expand full review >>

    Similar Products Used:   shimano ultegra, shimano dura-ace

    Bike Setup:   Trek Y-foil- velomax wheels, FSA carbon cranks, everything else dura-ace

    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

    In search of 2003-4 Ksyrium SSC SL rear rim

    [SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000]I am looking for a silver replacement rim for my Mavic 2003-4 Ksyrium SSC SL rear wheel. Can anyone point me to a source?[/COLOR] [COLOR=#000000] Mavic does not have a suitable rim available and I have come up dry on eBay. Here are some additional details. [/COLOR] [/SIZE] ... Read More »

    Mavic Ksyrium SSC

    How tough are these wheel with their 18/20 spokes? Do they make a good all around road wheel? Used to be that SSCs were Mavic's toughest racing wheels (hence SSC = Special Service Course) for the Tour. ThanksRead More »

    Mavic SSC SL cracked rim....Help!

    I have a set of SLs with the dreaded rim cracks around the eyelet holes. After a good amount of research, it seems that the rims are about $130 and up, not counting how much it costs to rebuild. Any idea of another rim would fit? Do the Zircal Spokes only fit into these rims? Any other advice ... Read More »

    2002 Ksyrium SSC SL tubless conversion

    Hey guys; I wanted to know if I can convert my 2002 Ksyrium SSC SL wheels to accept tubless tyres. Do I need to use something like [url=]this[/url]? or do I need a full tubless conversion kit? I really have no idea on what I need to do s ... Read More »

    Mavic SSC SL wheels

    Hello, I just picked up a late 90's Klein Quantum Race that was Force drivetrain and Mavic SSC SL wheels. The mavics look pretty cool, but they are silver and I would prefer black. After some research and a quick very unscientific weighing, they aren't really much lighter than the Vuelta Corsa Lite ... Read More »

    Read More »




    Interbike Featured Booths

    Check out the hottest road bike products from these brands!

    See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


    RoadbikeReview on Facebook