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CORE Bike: Mavic shows new Cosmic Ultimate UST Disc Carbon Road Wheels weighing 1225g

CORE Bike: Mavic shows new Cosmic Ultimate UST Disc Carbon Road Wheels weighing 1225g

Mavic was showing its latest and greatest wares at the CORE Bike show earlier this week. We stopped by to get the low-down on a…

Thursday, Mar 24

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Mavic was showing its latest and greatest wares at the CORE Bike show earlier this week. We stopped by to get the low-down on a new carbon wheelset designed, manufactured and tested at their new HQ in Annecy, France; the Mavic Cosmic Ultimate UST Disc Carbon Road Wheels weighing a claimed 1225g. Mavic Cosmic Ultimate UST Disc

Mavic’s latest iteration of the long-standing Cosmic Ultimate wheelset goes tubeless, with an aero-friendly 45mm rim depth. The internal width of the carbon rim is 19mm, with a 27mm external width designed to maintain an aerodynamic profile between the rim and 25mm or 28mm tires. The rim is not drilled, so it doesn’t require the use of a rim tape to become airtight The complete wheelset has a claimed weight of 1225g, retailing at £3200. That’s pretty good value for the grams, especially when you consider that the Obermayer EVO Disc Wheelset from Lightweight will set you back £6,599 and weighs 5g more. Made at the new Mavic HQ in Annecy, France, every step of wheel production is traceable back to each engineer that came into contact with it during its manufacturing journey. The wheel is built with the rim and spokes first; the hub with its high, thin carbon flanges, is the last piece to go in. Each of the 20 elliptical carbon fiber spokes is one piece, running from one side of the rim to the other. A small carbon sleeve is wrapped over each side, then small carbon […]

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