Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL Premium wheelsets - clincher

4.57/5 (14 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Rims Material: Maxtal and 12K carbon fiber
  • Spokes Material: Stainless steel
  • Height: 52 mm
  • Shape: Straight pull, profiled
  • Nipples: ABS, brass
  • Bearing: QRM+

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chuck

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, light, fast- I'm 200 lbs, and the SLs hold true at high speed in corners. They are tough, fast and a good looking wheelset.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I paid over $1000 for these, and totally worth it...great looks, exceptional performance, and good durability. AAA+++

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hannes a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2013

Strengths:    Very stiff and very strong!

Weaknesses:    Weight!

Bottom Line:   
This is my first official set of deep sections but being part of a triathlon team I have ridden with a few Zipp's and Easton's.
They are both lighter than the Mavic's but the durability and flex on them had me worried from beginning to end as I am 1,93m and 90kg's at race weight. But the moment I got on these Mavic's I could feel the support, they corner like a dream and you have more 'feel' for the road.
I would gladly use these instead of a lighter set of much more expensive full carbon wheels. It's easier to lose 300g than pay 10k more anyway!
And besides, you have to admit that these babies are gorgeous!!!

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Favorite Ride:   Flat and fast

Purchased At:   Troisport, Johannesb

Bike Setup:   Triathlon aero setup on a Specialized Roubaix SL3 S-Works 2010

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Acosta a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2012

Strengths:    It is a very stiff rim, even laterally it doesn't seem to flex so it feels very solid in corners. It is aero and fast.

Weaknesses:    Weight.

Bottom Line:   
Comparing the Carbones to my other wheelsets, Easton Ascent lls and Mavic Ksyrium Elites. Yes the Carbones take a little longer to spool up but, once you get up to speed they hold their speed very well. In the flats, pedaling seems effortless compared to my other 2 wheelsets...even into head winds the bike feels like it's slicing through the wind. I haven't had a day on the bike yet, where there wasn't any wind, so I can't wait to see how much of an improvement they'll make on a 20 mile ride I do in one hour at 75-80 per cent effort on a still day. I have no doubt these wheels will do just that. Love these wheels!

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Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Bike Setup:   2012 Canondale Super Six Evo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Axer a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2011

Strengths:    Aerodynamic, Durable, Straight-pull & Bladed Spokes, Machined Braking Surface, Sexy

Weaknesses:    Weight; or you could pay a ton more for the better versions and still only save a few grams.

Bottom Line:   
I put the wheelset on my aerodynamic road bike and they look and ride like they were made for each other.
I know these are normally for race only or whatever, but screw that... If I paid over a grand, I wanna show 'em off and use 'em! They take a banging every now and then; the roads aren't always smooth but no problems.
I've seen these on other bikes and they make any bike look good.

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Favorite Ride:   Roads of LA

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   2011 Litespeed Archon C1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Hanson a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2011

Strengths:    Light, stiff, hold speed well, accelerate quickly. Look great.

Weaknesses:    If you HAVE to pick a nit, they're not Zipp 1080's, and that's OK.

Bottom Line:   
They are everything I hoped they'd be. Yes, they're not full carbon, but they don't need to be. For my type of riding they're perfect: TT only, on flat, windy courses. Plus, at 205 lbs, I'm a little leery of full carbon wheels.

A lot of literature about the SL's said they would hold speed, accelerate well on the flats and be stable in a crosswind. It was all true. They also a stiff, but comfortable.

The wheels also look great and appear like were made for the bike. Have received a lot of compliments.

The first time ever riding them was in a 10 mile TT. Took 40 second off my PR. They're good......

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Favorite Ride:   My own local course. 25 miles, three canyons, 2600 feet vertical gain.

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Felt TTR 4's

Bike Setup:   Standard set up for FELT B16 (2011)

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