Mavic Aksium wheelsets - clincher

3.54/5 (91 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: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).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paule11

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2014

Strengths:    Strong stay pretty true handle my 111kg weight

Weaknesses:    ting ting noise from front wheel ended up spraying Lanotec heavy duty spray on nipples let it soak in got rid of noise they do flex a little

Bottom Line:   
Great value

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Fangman a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2013

Strengths:    Affordable, Indestructible, Build Quality, Appearance

Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
Carbon wheels are not ALWAYS necessary. For example, I am 6-3 and in the 200lb range, and I can put out some power. My commutes to work are about 14 miles each way, and I try to ride 3-4 days per week. Carbon looks cool, but it is also REALLY expensive.

When I needed to get a new set of wheels, my favorite bike shop asked what I would be using them for. I told them about my commute, and what type of rider I was. Adrenalin Cycles in Littleton Colorado carries a number of brands, and the price ranges from inexpensive to the best money can buy. They recommended the Mavic Aksium set for my commuting bike. Since they were within my budget and came with their endorsement, I slapped a pair on. Here is what I have learned.

I have about 1000 miles on them, and have not had a single issue. My shop told me Mavic uses the same hub technology that they use in their high end wheels, so the hardware is proven by the most demanding cyclists. They are not the lightest wheels, which is fine with me. I am often lugging an extra 10lbs of laptop and other stuff, and I want a wheel I can rely on. I don’t have time for a mechanical delay in the morning. They spin up quickly, and I don’t notice much difference between these wheels and my other higher end wheels. The build quality is amazing, with nice graphics as well.

Overall, this is a solid wheelset and I recommend it for commuting and other touring.

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