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||Name, 0, 10, Name, Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLE (14)|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Mavic|
|Description||Description, 2, 0, Description, Skewer Weight: 126g|
|Front Spoke Count||Front Spoke Count, 2, 0, Front Spoke Count, 16|
|Front Wheel Weight||Front Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Front Wheel Weight, 746|
|Front Wheel Weight (kg)||Front Wheel Weight (kg), 2, 0, Front Wheel Weight (kg), 0.746|
|Rear Spoke Count||Rear Spoke Count, 2, 0, Rear Spoke Count, 20|
|Rear Wheel Weight||Rear Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Rear Wheel Weight, 930|
|Rear Wheel Weight (kg)||Rear Wheel Weight (kg), 2, 0, Rear Wheel Weight (kg), 0.93|
|Rim Description||Rim Description, 2, 0, Rim Description, 18.5x52mm|
|Rim Size/Diameter||Rim Size/Diameter, 2, 0, Rim Size/Diameter, 52|
|Skewers Included||Skewers Included, 2, 0, Skewers Included, Yes|