Mavic Aksium wheelsets - clincher

3.53/5 (93 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00

Product Description

Mavic Aksium Wheelset is efficient and reliable wheelset thanks to high-end features: ^140g lighter than the previous version ^QRM bearings, FTS-L freewheel, H2 spoke holes ^Straight pull spokes: stronger than J bent spokes. ^Weight: 1855 grams per p

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Marcos Y a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2015

Strengths:    Nice breaking surface, "aero" spokes, very rigid.

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
This wheelset came as stock for my 2015 Cannondale Supersix. My intention was to use this heavy and tough wheels for training purposes, as it looked like bullet-proof. After 1,500 miles, or 2 months of use, I was surprised with a crack in the rear hub resulting in a loose spoke and no chance of repair. I did not expected this from a Mavic wheel, even an entry level - which is supposed to be durable. And it cracked with no reason - no crashes, no potholes, not even transported the bike in a rack - just plain and simple rides out of my door.

Bottom line: you get what you pay - heavy weight and low price does not mean durability.

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Similar Products Used:   Easton Circuit, Token C22

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Supersix Ultegra 11v

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2014

Strengths:    Fast, light, true. Dynamic.

Weaknesses:    None yet observed

Bottom Line:   
I'm on my 2nd set of Aksiums, having damaged the first set beyond repair in a racing crash last year. This set is even faster than the first was. I'm using them on an older Cannondale frame, and they make the bike feel new. Why spend money on a whole new bike when, for just a few hundred bucks, you can get a similar 'new' feel merely by getting a new wheels et and new brake pads?

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan McGuinness

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2014

Strengths:    Before the spokes started popping off, they remained in true.

Weaknesses:    The connection between the nipple and the spoke rusted out, and the spokes started popping off.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a Mavic Aksium Race wheelset from my local bike shop about six years ago. A few weeks ago the spokes on both wheels started popping off while I was riding. The problem is that the connection between the spoke and the nipple has rusted out. When my local bike shop called Mavic about the problem, their response was basically "too bad, not my problem."

The wheelset has less than 10,000 miles on it.

Now I need a new wheelset - and I will not be buying Mavic wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lombard a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2014

Strengths:    Light
Bang for the buck

Weaknesses:    Noisy freewheel

Bottom Line:   
Last fall, my LBS replaced my 4,000 mile old Bontrager Race rear wheel with this one because of cracks developing around the spoke eyelets of hte Bontrager wheel. So far, so good though only a few hundred miles so far. Weight is similar to the Bontrager Race wheel, stiffness seems a little better. My only complaint is that this one has a rather noisy freewheel - not as noisy as a DT Swiss, but noisier than a Shimano or Bontrager.

All in all a decent budget road rim at a good price point.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere with good hills and good scenery

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Mavic, Bontrager, Weinman, Sun

Bike Setup:   Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x25c tires
Serfas Rx Men’s Saddle
Shimano 11-32T Cassette

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Asser Poulsen a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2014

Strengths:    Durable bearings and freewheel. Good quality spokes and nipples. Stays true. Plenty of rim wall material.

Weaknesses:    Dangerous rear hub failure / design flaw - (2008 model) - unpredictable breakdown that cannot be repaired.

Bottom Line:   
Rode 5000 km on a pair without any problems. Then suddenly without any signs of extensive wear or corrosion, one of the spoke attachments on the drive side of the rear hub cracked leaving the wheel unrideable and beyond repair. It happened when accelerating during a climb. It seems the flange is under-dimensioned and that the somewhat tapered spoke "head" (straight pull spokes) generates an outward force on the outermost flange that ends up splitting the flange from the hub (the metal fatigues).
I can accept gradual wear over time and a need for truing and maintenance, but the hub structure should be designed to be the strongest part of a wheel.
I weight 75 kg.

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Favorite Ride:   Without trafficlights

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Bikebuster, Denmark,

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, Fulcrum Racing 7, Campagnolo Khamsin.

Bike Setup:   1991 Cannondale SC800 Criterium (3.0 alu frame).

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