For years the Mavic Kysrium line has meant something to cyclists. A rider shopping for a Ksyrium wheelset knew they were getting a lightweight, fast, and durable wheel at a perfect price. Whether it used to be the entry-level Equipe or the feathery-lite SL and SLR, the Ksyrium line has been a staple in so much wheel stables ever since its introduction. And now, that very same mix of sturdiness, performance, and lightweight is to be had in carbon with the all-new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C wheelset.
The new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL is Mavic’s first foray into the arena of lightweight carbon hiking wheels, and it does no longer disappoint. At only 25mm deep, the Ksyrium is super-light at only 1390g, making it some of the lightest carbon clinchers in the market. The shallower, rounded rim shape also provides improved stability in crosswinds, and provides wider rim bed also gives improved air volume and ride quality, with better sidewall toughen for the broader tires which are being an increasing number of used.
But it isn’t all about just going up. Where riders in reality need their wheels to accomplish is on a descent–especially steep, fast and technical ones. That is where Mavic turned to the teachings learned from their revolutionary Cosmic Carbone 40C wheels. The TgMax braking technology revolutionizes the stopping power of carbon rims, giving them huge heat resistance way to the original cooling alloy insert so you’ll be able to apply the brakes harder and longer than with other rims. In reality, Mavic claims that the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL has the easiest stopping power of any carbon clincher, way to the alloy insert and new laser preparation remedy of the brake track.
When it comes to the hubs, the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL boasts Mavic’s newest system: Instant Drive 360. The brand new Instant Drive 360 freewheel is the holy grail of hubs: low weight, low friction, fast engagement, high axle stiffness and great durability. And if you want to service it or adapt it, t
25mm deep full carbon rim for low weight and improved stability
TgMax braking surface uses an alloy insert for improved heat management
New Instant Drive 360 hub design for lower weight and tool free maintenance
Laser treated brake track improves stopping performance
New wider, rounded rim profile is ideal to be used with 25mm tires