These days riding your road bike can frequently take you, well, off road. Which means that you need a set of wheels that can stand up to the abuse that gravel, cyclocross, and dirt can dish out, while still being light and quick enough to ride on the road. Enter the Mavic Aksium Disc wheelset. The Mavic Aksium road wheel offers a great and affordable option for riders who are looking for a light, reliable, and wide rim. For 2015/16 the Aksium has been updated with a new wider rim shape that can better accommodate tires up to 32mm. This is laced to a fast rolling 6-bolt disc hub that can be converted to thru-axle if needed and that spins on Mavic's premium QRM bearings. 24 straight pull spokes improve strength and stiffness. The wheel is built tough to withstand high mileage without servicing.