Known for their high quality, French brand Mavic has been producing some great wheelsets for over 100 years. With a vast range to choose from and a pair to suit all budgets, most bike riders have owned at least one set of Mavic wheels in their lifetime.
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Because of that, we are well placed to help you navigate the dizzying array of Mavic wheel deals that can often be found online. Mavic’s range can also be quite complicated, so as a rule of thumb if the model has ‘UST’ in the name it means it’s one of the brand’s more recent models and is tubeless ready as standard and features a wider internal rim width.
The good news is that Mavic usually supplies their wheels complete with tyres and the UST wheelsets should come with sealant and valves, so there’s no extra expenditure to set them up tubeless.
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Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Tubular Rim Brake wheelset was £2699 now £2000
Carbon from top to toe, the Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Tubular wheels are one of the lightest 40mm wheelsets on the market at just a claimed 1250g (without tyres)
The Cosmic Ultimates come with a 25mm wide tubular rim profile to provide a comfortable seat and seal for tubular tyres up to 28mm wide.
The brake track uses Mavic’s iTgMAX technology, which it says should help ensure consistent braking in both wet and dry conditions.
Along with the actual wheels, in the box comes two titanium quick release axles and carbon brake pads.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST Tubeless wheelset was £1190, now £952
The 40mm deep rims are NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) compliant, which means they’re aerodynamically fast and they have a lighter weight than the previous models, making them good for the hills, too. They come with Mavic’s UST technology which gives the wheels a wider internal rim width of 19mm so they seat tyres better.
There are both disc a rim brake options, with the rim costing slightly more at £1011.50. In the box you also get a pair of Tubeless ready Yksion Pro UST tyres, valves and sealant, with the rim brake version coming with with quick release skewers and carbon brake pads.
Both sets are compatible with 11-speed Shimano/SRAM with Campagnolo conversion option available to purchase separately. The disc pair require 12mm thru-axles, convertible to quick release with adapters included.
If, however, you know you’re going to immediately swap out the tyres for your own preferred brand, opt for the no tyre rim brake option to save an additional £30.
Mavic R-SYS SLR Wheelset 2020, was £1629 now £1289
A lesser-known wheelset from Mavic, but the R-SYS SLR wheelset are probably one of the brand’s best all-rounders. Designed for Gran Fondo events and races, Mavic claims it’s one of the few set of clinchers that come in under the 1300g mark.
An Exalith coated alloy rim is paired with hollow carbon spokes and superlight hubs, axle and bearings. The Exalith treatment is said to improve stopping distances by 20% in either wet or dry conditons over a non-treated wheel.
Mavic recommends teaming with its Yksion Pro Griplink at the front Powerlink at the rear in ever 23mm or 25mm for maximum benefits.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL T Disc rear wheel was £969 now £352
It may be just the rear wheel, but with a saving in the region of over 60% it could well be worth buying the wheels individually to get this knocked down price.
It’s worth noting that it isn’t a UST system wheel, but it is a tubular wheel, so you get many benefits of doing away with an innertube, although Mavic do suggest it’s own Yksion Pro Powerlink to gain maximum benefits.
The 25mm carbon rim is married with an alloy hub body and straight pull, bladed double butted steel spokes and is Shimano/SRAM compatible, but there is an aftermarket Campag option available. As with all Mavic wheels, it’s centre lock only, but again there are conversion kits out there.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon UST Disc Brake wheelset was £1190 now £952
The Ksyrium Pro Carbon has a 32mm deep carbon rim with the same 21mm internal width, but the wheelset weight is lower for faster acceleration and climbing.
Gaining the UST title means these are tubeless ready and come with a pair of ready to inflate Yksion Pro 25c tyres and valves.
Quick release or thru-axle compatible and ready to ride with Shimano or SRAM, with a Campagnolo conversion option available to purchase separately.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro UST wheels were £830, now £639.99
The lightweight all rounders are another pair to benefit from the UST system, which according to Mavic means doing away with inner tube friction, which equates to less rolling resistance and higher speeds.
The asymmetrical wheel depths, 24mm front and 26mm rear, both come with an internal rim measurement of 17mm, and do away with the need for rim tape making the whole tubeless set up is much easier.
The aluminium wheels hit the scales at a claimed 1420 grams and come compete with Yksion Pro UST tyres, valves, sealant and quick releases.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST were £1190 now £952
Read more: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon review
The Exalith wheelset is a alloy and carbon mixed wheel to offer weight savings whilst trying to retain braking power which is where the wheels get its name from.
Exalith is a chemical treatment that reinforces the rim profile, less prone to wear and improves braking efficiency. These 45mm deep wheels will offer some aero gains and weighing in at a claimed 1650 grams they are not bad weight wise either.
Mavic Allroad Elite wheelset was £675 now £420
Mavic has melded its road and MTB wheelset expertise to develop the Allroad wheelsets. So they have a robust build with alloy rims and bombproof hubs ready for the road less travelled. This set on sale at Wiggle is the disc brake 700c wheel size so if you want to run wider tyres on your gravel or adventure bike this is the perfect option.
Mavic Aksium 700 wheelset £143
Mavic’s wheel tech trickles down to it’s lowest priced models too and the Aksiums will provided a robust bombproof and durable rim brake wheelset for everyday riding, ideal for winter and commuting.
The 24mm Alloy rim and steel spokes capable of taking between eight and 11speed Shimano/ SRAM cassette’s they are a claimed weight of 1810g for a pair, without tyres.
While this price doesn’t appear to be a limited timed offer with Decathlon, it might be good to strike while the irons hot in terms of making a purchase.