Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLE aero wheels and tyres review£1,290.00

Does the style come with substance?

BikeRadar score3/5

Mavic’s beauties have a metal braking surface, and though the Exalith 2 coating still makes weird noises and eats pads, it’s less offensive than its first incarnation, and brake feel is very good. 

    With the ‘WheelTyre System’ come boots and tubes as well as Exalith-specific pads. But looks and braking aside, the Cosmics simply don’t impress that much on the road.

    There’s no shortage of straight-line speed, and an acceptable trade-off between comfort and stiffness, but the slim, pointy rim section is a poor performer when the going gets gusty, and for the price they aren’t light.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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