Mavic Wheelset Comparison

I’m strongly tempted to purchase some Mavic wheels, but their web site seems to have them listed in random order. Or, more accurately, they are nearly in order, but some are completely out of place, so I have no clue as to the relative awesomeness of them.

I’ve just spent a bit of time on Chain Reaction Cycles website figuring out what the deal was, so here it is, by order of cost:

Wheel RRP Actual Material Weight Rim Tyre
Cosmic Carbone Ultimate 2500 2250 Carbon 1185 40 Tubular
Cosmic CXR 80 2290 2060 Carbon 1630 80 Tubular
Cosmic Carbone 80 1800 1620 Carbon 1640 80 Tubular
Cosmic Carbone SLR 1700 1530 Maxtal / Carbon 1595 52 Clincher
R-Sys SLR Tubular 1650 1485 Maxtal 1275 22 Tubular
R-Sys SLR 1600 1440 Maxtal 1295 22 Clincher
Cosmic Carbone SLE 1400 1260 Maxtal / Carbon 1620 52 Clincher
Ksyrium SLR 1200 1080 Maxtal 1410 22 Clincher
R-Sys 1100 990 Maxtal 1355 22 Clincher
Cosmic Carbone SL 850 765 Maxtal / Carbon 1740 52 Clincher
Ksyrium SLS Tubular 840 755 Maxtal 1375 22 Tubular
Ksyrium SLS 790 710 Maxtal 1395 22 Clincher
Ksyrium Elite S 525 470 Maxtal 1520 22 Clincher
Ksyrium Equipe S 390 350 Aluminium 1690 24 Clincher
Cosmic Elite 355 320 Aluminium 1770 30 Clincher
Aksium S 220 198 Aluminium 1735 24 Clincher

So at least that gives me some clue as to the ones I desperately need to avoid (Cosmic Carbone Ultimate), and the ones that are nearer the kind of price I’m willing to pay.

One thought on “Mavic Wheelset Comparison

  1. Thats a great summary. Do you happen to know the difference between the Cosmic SLE vs SLR

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