Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelsets - clincher

3.44/5 (50 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

Cosmic Elite has been designed for high speed addicts. High elliptical flanges coupled with high efficiency hub and bearings quality...

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jeff severson

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2016

Strengths:    good wheels for the price

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
i broke one spoke and bent another when my chain jumped into spokes. my fault for the bad shift. My complaint is with the customer service. They would not sell or give me a new spoke without me sending in my wheelset at my own cost. i am happy to buy the spokes but they said that they we not able to bill me for a few spoke. my lbs could not order because mavic would not work with them unless they placed a big order. just frustrating

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

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2009

Strengths:    For what they are, they are a good value. Tough, reliable, didn't need truing all winter, stainless spokes seem to handle chicago winter well.

Weaknesses:    Braking surface wore out quicker than i'd expected, though with sandy salty conditions, not too much of a surprise. A bit heavy, but as I mentioned above, these aren't race wheels.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these for my commuter road bike. They were used, but looked brand new. They took a chicago winter better than anything I've tried in the last few years, and I haven't seen too much negative from the salt that I typically do. a bit heavy, but these aren't climbing or racing wheels, so that should be expected.

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Favorite Ride:   wind without hills

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium Elite, HED Alps, Performance Forte Titan

Bike Setup:   CAnnondale aluminum with Shimano 105 10 spd

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

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2008

Strengths:    seem to keep a decent momentum. Bladed spokes are good, but a few did need tuning when initially taken out of their packaging; but i haven't had the problem since.

Weaknesses:    Weight - i am a light rider, and these wheels do feel very heavy when doing steep climbs.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these wheels because i wanted a decent solid set of training wheels that wouldn't be to expensive. They do their job fine, but i am planing on eventually buying some American Classic Carbon 58 tubular wheels for racing in a few years time.

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Pro bike kit

Similar Products Used:   Mavic MA40s with Campagnolo record hubs (old school)

Bike Setup:   2004 Pinarello Opera (hand made in Italy light weight steel with carbon fork + seat stays), 2008 Campagnolo Record Group set.

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

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2008

Strengths:    Fast hubs, good handling, look as good as my junk.

Weaknesses:    just a little heavy but why dont you cry about it.

Bottom Line:   
I like them. I did notice that they were heavier the first time I rode them but then once I was used to them i can out run the best of them. I had a noticeable increase of speed since the second day I used them. By about 3 mph.
Im rocking about 23 mph consistent on flats and 18 on 4% up hill with them. Ya i live in Florida and there really isnt any long hills but we just lap the ones we have.

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Favorite Ride:   50 mile loop chuluota

Price Paid:    $489.00

Purchased At:   Orange cycle orlando

Bike Setup:   specialized Allez Elite

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by slcbiker a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, fairly aero, and fast rolling. They look really good too.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. Spokes turn until the wheel is properly set up (take it to the LBS).

Bottom Line:   
I bought these to relplace another 30mm profile, bladed spoke wheel. They are heavier than my last wheel, but the performance is much better. They are heavy on the climbs, but on flats are able to hold their speed very well, even in a stiff headwind. They also seem to accelerate very well for their weight. The current trend in high-end wheels (see the Cosmic Carbone) is to sacrifice some weight for performance. This wheel does that a little too much, but it is still very fast for the purposes it was built for. I did have spokes turn, but proper tension has lessened that. overall, i've been very happy. Oh, and they are stiff and go down twisty decents very well.

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Favorite Ride:   West Mountain, Springville UT

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   Revolution

Similar Products Used:   Vuelta XRP, Pro Lite Luciano (don't ever buy those)

Bike Setup:   Pro Lite carbon frame, Ultegra drivetrain and shifters

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