Mavic was exhibiting its newest and biggest wares on the CORE Bike present earlier this week. We stopped by to get the low-down on a new carbon wheelset designed, manufactured and examined 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 newest iteration of the long-standing Cosmic Ultimate wheelset goes tubeless, with an aero-friendly 45mm rim depth. The inner width of the carbon rim is 19mm, with a 27mm exterior width designed to keep up an aerodynamic profile between the rim and 25mm or 28mm tires.
The full wheelset has a claimed weight of 1225g, retailing at £3200. That’s fairly good worth for the grams, particularly when you think about that the Obermayer EVO Disc Wheelset from Lightweight will set you again £6,599 and weighs 5g extra.
Made on the new Mavic HQ in Annecy, France, each step of wheel manufacturing is traceable again to every engineer that got here into contact with it throughout its manufacturing journey.
The wheel is constructed with the rim and spokes first; the hub with its excessive, skinny carbon flanges, is the final piece to go in. Each of the 20 elliptical carbon fiber spokes is one piece, operating from one facet of the rim to the opposite. A small carbon sleeve is wrapped over both sides, then small carbon strips and a glue is utilized adopted by a UD2 end on high. The rim is then put right into a small oven and baked to mould all of it collectively.
Once all the things cools down, and is test and tensioned, the hub is then inserted between the spokes. An further piece of carbon is then added to the surface of the hub shell, on high of the carbon spokes, and subsequently glued and baked as soon as extra.
Inside the carbon hub shells, the axles are paired with routinely adjusted sealed cartridge bearings for preloading. In the rear, the ID360 freewheel system engages at 9° with 40 POE. The hubs are thru-axle appropriate (12mm x 100mm up entrance and 12mm x 142mm within the rear) and made for Center Lock brake rotors.
Pricing & Availability
The Mavic Cosmic Ultimate UST Disc wheelset retails at £3200. Front and rear wheels could be bought individually; the entrance for £1,420 and the rear for £1,780 with a SRAM or Shimano freehub physique. The wheels are at present present process manufacturing and will probably be obtainable to order by the top of May 2022.
As with all carbon highway wheels from Mavic, this one comes with a lifetime guarantee if registered inside two months of the unique buy date. They even have a crash substitute programme whereby the price of a new wheel is 50% of the RRP if the wheel is underneath 2 years outdated. The low cost reduces the older the wheel is; you get 40% off is the wheel is 3-5 years outdated, and 30% off if the wheel is 5-10 years outdated.