Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C Road Wheelset
The new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL is Mavic's first foray into the world of lightweight carbon climbing wheels, and it does not disappoint. At only 25mm deep, the Ksyrium is super-light at only 1390g, making it one of the lightest carbon clinchers out there. 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 support for the wider tires that are being increasingly used.
But it's not all about just going up. Where riders really need their wheels to perform is on a descent--especially steep, fast and technical ones. This is where Mavic turned to the lessons learned from their revolutionary Cosmic Carbone 40C wheels. The TgMax braking technology revolutionizes the stopping power of carbon rims, giving them huge heat resistance thanks to the unique cooling alloy insert so you can apply the brakes harder and longer than with other rims. In fact, Mavic claims that the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL has the highest stopping power of any carbon clincher, thanks to the alloy insert and new laser preparation treatment of the brake track.
When it comes to the hubs, the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL boasts Mavic's newest system: Instant Drive 360. The 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 need to service it or adapt it, the tool-free design makes it simpler than ever. These amazing new hubs are laced to the rims with bladed, double butted spokes for high stiffness and low weight