Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC wheelsets - tubular

4.44/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $999.00


Product Description

Weight: 1765 grams
  • SUP aluminum alloy rim and unidirectional carbon segments.
  • Double eyelets.
  • Integrated free wheel hub with FTS system.
  • Adjustable, removable, sealed cartridge bearings. QRM.
  • M9 compatible free wheel.
  • Stainless steel flat spokes, brass nipples, 16 front spokes, 20 integrated rear spokes.
  • Radial front spokes, crossed 2 rear, on the free wheel side, radial on the opposite side.
  • Delivered with the Mavic composite quick release with high ratio closure, adjustment tool and rim tape.
  • For 19 - 23 m tires.
  • Tire pressure from 7 to 9.5 bars/100 to 140 PSI.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Pengu a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: January 22, 2012

    Strengths:    Strength, looks, manufacturer, easy rollers

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Brilliant, light and strong and surprisingly sturdy. Barely any flex even when sprinting with a 90kg rider.
    Looks good too when rolling

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    Favorite Ride:   Perth Hills

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   none these were an upgrade from Fulcrum 3's which were totally rubbish

    Bike Setup:   2009 Ribble Sportive/racing with campy chorus 11spd


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

    Date Reviewed: February 4, 2007

    Strengths:    Stiff and fast
    Compatible with Campagnolo and Shimano - nothing extra to buy.


    Weaknesses:    A little noisier than the Open Pro
    Supplied valve extension leaves Presta cap open with no way to deflate the tube when using tubes with valve stems of less than 60mm


    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this wheel to replace the Mavic Open Pro on the rear of my Lightning P-38 SWB Recumbent.
    On my first ride on the wheel, I achieved a personal best time over my 'time trial' route. On subsequent rides I've noticed that I'm 'beating' hills that previously I'd bog down on. Some reviews have stated that the wheel is 'heavy' but it's 200 grams lighter than the Open Pro. There's no increase in vibration. My bike seems to accelerate more sharply and roll on easier.

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    Favorite Ride:   Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL

    Price Paid:    $439.00

    Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro

    Bike Setup:   Lightning P-38 SWB Recumbent with small Zzipper fairing, Shimano 105 Groupo (triple,) Metawire cables, Michelin Race pro tyres.


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

    Date Reviewed: June 9, 2006

    Strengths:    spin up fast and stay there.

    Weaknesses:    fairing needs to be taken care of to keep them looking sexy

    Bottom Line:   
    great wheels. I have always loved mavic for their dependability and speed.

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    Favorite Ride:   west oaks

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   mavic carbone 2001, kysrium elites and ssc sl.

    Bike Setup:   Wilier full dura ace


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

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2005

    Strengths:    bearings...smooth. ride...smooth. strong. excellent aero advantage at speed is noticeable. braking surface is metallic, so no braking problems.

    Weaknesses:    climbing, they kind of suck, the weight is there. "carbon thermoplastic" is not carbon, its plastic, so they look cheap compared with space age genuine carbon tubies. Mavic will probably make some real ones soon...

    Bottom Line:   
    first, support your local bike shop, I have been an ebay junkie, but its just not worth it..too risky, especially for carbon. And who will fix your bike when it is broken when they are out of business? buy new, or locally.

    this review is for clinchers.
    These wheels are not carbon, they have a carbon looking plastic wind-cheating insert. Up close, they look just ok. Compared to reynolds wheels, they look like toys.
    These wheels are pretty nice. The bearings are smooth as anything, or smoother, and at high speed they spin up really nicely, and retain momentum very well. The ride is very smooth. you will feel fast, they are very fast at speed, great race wheels on the flats.
    But, well, they are still heavy, and you can certainly feel it climbing. they are probably a little stiffer than the reynolds, but its close. I felt there was considerably more effort required than on my stratus dv's to get them up hills, no question, and the reynolds are just as fast overall, I think. but they weigh 500 grams less, so its not surprising. Of course, the mavics take clinchers which are easier (I own the tubie reynolds). So a mixed review. IF you have never ridden a reynolds or lew or equivalent wheelset, these will feel like the best things ever, and they seem pretty tough, probably more durable. IF you are someplace flat, they probably are the best things ever. But, well, its not flat here....so I sold them. But they were pretty nice for certain purposes. if I lived in florida....

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    Favorite Ride:   stockholm-uppsala for lunch

    Price Paid:    $910.00

    Purchased At:   eeebay

    Similar Products Used:   reynolds stratus dv, ksyrium ssc sl, campy nucleon, zipp 404, lew atlantas, mavic cosmics, bontrager race x-lites, hugi, phil wood, king, record built up wheels,

    Bike Setup:   these were on my basso zero.9 scandium carbon race bike. similar to a merckx team sc. its my race bike, ultegra cranks, record shifting etc.


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

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2005

    Strengths:    Strong. Stiff. Fast. Bulletproof. I weigh 185 on a good day and these wheels rock! Great for time trials, rolling road races, and crits. Could easily be used as everyday wheels. Look at pictures of European Peletons and there a ton of guys riding these wheels. Cipo, Petacchi, Bartoli, Lance on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

    Weaknesses:    Weight, if your looking for a pure climbing wheel

    Bottom Line:   
    I have always lusted after this wheelset but I found the price a bit high until Mavic changed the wheelset in 2005. Suddenly the price of the 2002-2004 models dropped. I like to race on clinchers because flats are a lot easier to repair than tubulars. I have a race bike through a sponsor that never really excited me to ride it. That was until I started racing it with the Carbones. These wheels are fast fast fast and they look awesome! Yes they are a little heavier than most race wheels but they roll fast and I find them perfect for the local criterium scene. I have ridden many wheelsets and this is my favorite wheelset for races that I have ever owned.

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    Favorite Ride:   A dry one

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Reynolds Stratus DV tubular, Ksyrium SSC Clincher, Campy Eurus and Neutron, Rolf Vigor.

    Bike Setup:   Custom frame with Campy Record.



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    I`m intrested in buying a set of Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC from a friend( the older version, not the SL).The wheelset is almost never used, and has a good price(350$). But i`m having secont thoughts regarding the rims after some internet reaserch.From what i understood it`s an alloy rim with a carbon ... Read More »

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