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.
- Highs: Braking, looks, quality hubs
- Lows: Poor in crosswinds, pad wear
With the ‘Wheel Tyre 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.
|Name||Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLE (14)|
|Description||Skewer Weight: 126g|
|Front Spoke Count||16|
|Front Wheel Weight||746|
|Front Wheel Weight (kg)||0.746|
|Rear Spoke Count||20|
|Rear Wheel Weight||930|
|Rear Wheel Weight (kg)||0.93|