Mavic Cosmos wheelsets - clincher

4.2/5 (81 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.00


Product Description

  • SUP seam welded black or blue anodised, double eyelets and UB Control braking surfaces
  • M9 compatible
  • Adjustable, replaceable sealed QRM cartridge bearings
  • Stainless steel straight pull spokes with anti rotation system front and rear. Brass nipples.
  • 24 spokes front / 28 rear.
  • Radial front lacing, crossed three rear lacing.
  • For 19 to 23 mm clinchers.
  • Tyre Presssure from 7 bars to 9,5bars (100 psi to 140 psi)


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    User Reviews

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

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2010

    Strengths:    Bombproof

    Weaknesses:    not the lightest

    Bottom Line:   
    I have an old cosmos that has been passed down through about every cyclist I know. I weigh in at about 240 Lbs and I have never had a problem with this wheel. I have ridden it for 3 years with two Western New York winters and they still spin forever. I know that my girlfriend rode them for 4 years before me and her ex for a few years before that. My best guess is that these wheels have 40-45K miles on them. I wish Mavic still made wheels like they used to!

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    Favorite Ride:   Thursday night south charlotte

    Similar Products Used:   Neuvation M23 Aero, Bontrager Classics, Mavic Classics Elite, Bontrager Race Lite Aero, Shimano's, Rol, basically everything...



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

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2009

    Strengths:    front wheel just keeps spinning, smooth, true - takes Illinois potholes (and my 185lb) with stride. and so is the rear. the only maintenance I did (after ~ 3000 - 4000 km) is adding few drops of oil into the freehub body (even cave man can service the thing, I used fork/shocks teflon oil 15wt) - rode my bike tonight enjoying the stealth/super quiet cruising, pure pleasure.

    Weaknesses:    no wear marker on the braking surface
    not aero - this could be a plus in this windy part of the country


    Bottom Line:   
    the price was right and the wheel did seem reliable - no fancy low spoke rims (just few less than standard 32, enough to lower the weight without affecting the strength), sealed bearings, welded, eyelets, Mavic - made in France

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    Favorite Ride:   anywhere, preferably with the wind, no rain (or snow)

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   jenson or cambria

    Similar Products Used:   crossride, crossland on the mtb side, old wheels on my Cannondale R300 can't reallycompare - hate adjustable (cone) bearings (no matter what Shimano would claim)

    Bike Setup:   r300 frame with stock brakes, all else is a patchwork of things that were on sale/cheap but of adequate quality, I've been trying to convince myself to an upgrade but I like the ride more and more (especially with upgrades of these wheels, carbon fork forte axis, forte pro rs1 saddle, ascent carbon seatpost and nashbar's 10 speed shifters)


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

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009

    Strengths:    Dependable

    Weaknesses:    rear is a hard ride for my 200 +/- size

    Bottom Line:   
    Used to race, ride 5K per year Mass, NH, & Vt. These Cosmos clincher wheels came with Iron Horse Victory model bike '03. I'm either side of 200 lb., 6-2 with 15K on the front, trued once never broke a spoke. Bullet proof wheel, now own two Cosmos fronts. Rear has 5K on it, replaced one spoke, (hard to find in '04) Hard ride and use only for serious competitive rides for the stiffness. Prefer Elite Ksyrium rear as daily wheel. Don’t know why Mavic stopped making them.

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    Favorite Ride:   25 mi moderate rolling

    Purchased At:   Promotion, direct fr

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Elite Ksyrium rear and Shimano three cross rear

    Bike Setup:   Road HED carbon fiber H1. Cosmos black (or blue) front. Elite Ksyrium rear


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

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2009

    Strengths:    reliable, bombproof design

    Weaknesses:    heavy, less responsive

    Bottom Line:   
    all things considered, a good overall wheelset. It isn't necessarily a standout in any given attribute, but a good performer, at a good price and reliable.

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    Similar Products Used:   hand built open pro's, cosmic Pro's, zipp 101's



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Super light commuter, strong enough for an urban beating (although I must admit the payload is only around 150 lbs+bike).

    Weaknesses:    Straight-pull spokes make truing difficult.

    Bottom Line:   
    Picked these up for $100 on craigslist. I put them on my ancient 1971 fillet-brazed Schwinn Super Sport. Lightened it up to below 30 lbs, with kickstand, brooks and saddle bag etc. and they are pretty nice and fast. Running 32mm Conti Contacts, the ride is very smooth and I can drop off the occasional curb if I need to. They take a beating, but I'm worried I won't be able to true them up because the straight-pull spokes spin on the hub slots, but so far they're holding true.

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    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Aksium Race (hungarian built 20 spoke light, racey crap)

    Bike Setup:   Green 1971 Schwinn Super Sport, Kickstand, OEM shifters/deraileurs, 90s Biopace cranks



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    Old wheel recommendation/advice: Cosmos or Vector

    We're making a family trip of the ragbrai (ride across Iowa) this summer, so I've pulled old bikes and wheels and such down from the rafters to get my kids set up. All going fine (and my 80s vintage Benotto was happy to get on the road again with my son riding it). But last weekend my son skidded ou ... Read More »

    Anyone know where I can get replacment parts for an old Mavic Cosmos wheel?

    My old Cosmos wheels need to be serviced. It appears that I need a new freehub body. The wheels work fine, just got a little play. I got them on my 2001 Iron Horse Victory. This has been a great bike. Just used it on wknds when I wasn't mountain biking, so it was lightly used. The freehub has a litt ... Read More »

    Mavic Cosmos Freehub Body

    I have a Mavic Cosmos wheelset. How easy is it to replace the Shimano freehub with a Campy freehub body?Read More »

    Mavic Cosmos

    Got an used pair out to commute on. Nice wheels, but hella loud! Any suggestions on how to get some lube into the pawls to try and quiet things down? Also I am using them to commute in the rain, so any additional lubrication would minimize any potential water damage. Thanks!Read More »

    Mavic Cosmos wheelset - help...

    I've got a hand-me-down Mavic Cosmos wheelset. I put these on a restoration project I picked up and on the first ride I figured out why they were hand-me-downs: the rear bearings were making a hell of a racket. Took the rear wheel apart and found out the unlike Ksyriums, the Cosmos has ball beari ... Read More »

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