French brand Mavic has been producing some great wheelsets for over 100 years with some of its most recent examples scoring highly in our tests, with many even securing places in our 2018 Editor’s Choice awards.
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 other good news is that Mavic usually supplies its wheels complete with tyres and its 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 Pro Carbon UST wheelset was £1799, now £1050
The 40mm deep rims are NACA 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 means they’re tubeless ready and this also gives them a wider internal rim width of 19mm so they seat tyres better.
Get the tubular rim brake SL version for £1050. The SL wheelsets save about 150g on the standard version.
Or the disc brake wheelset for the same price.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL wheelset was £1899 now £1200
The Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL has a 25mm deep rim with the same 19mm internal width as the Cosmic Pro SL, but the wheelset weight is lower for faster acceleration and climbing.
Mavic Ksyrium UST Disc wheels were £450, now £341.10
These Ksyrium UST wheels come with a Maxtal rim which should be seen as a step up over standard aluminium. It’s lighter, stiffer but still allows the price to be kept reasonable.
With a 19mm internal rim the UST tubeless ready wheels should be easy to set up and seat tyres more evenly.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith was £1169 now £899
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 Road+ wheelset was £629 now £440
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 650b wheel size so if you want to run wider tyres on your gravel or adventure bike this is the perfect option.
Mavic Aksium Elite UST rim brake wheelset was £269 now £209
Mavic’s wheel tech trickles down to its lowest priced models too and the Aksium Elites will provide a robust, durable wheelset for winter riding and everyday use. Mavic quotes a wheelset weight of 1780g for the 19mm internal width wheels and they come complete with Mavic Yksion Pro UST tubeless ready 25mm tyres and a tubeless set-up kit.
Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST was £539 now £419
Read more: Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST review
A firm favourite of ours here at Cycling Weekly for being none other than hugely reliable wheels that offer performance at a very good price.
Tubeless ready, relatively wide in terms of internal rim width offered in a number of hub colours, you don’t need to look much further for a decent set of aluminium wheels.
Or get the disc brake option for £449 from Tredz
Mavic Ksyrium Pro UST was £855 now £675.99
A step above the Elites featured above and as the price step up suggests they’re also a step up in terms of performance while remaining at a relatively wallet friendly price. The main difference is a nice weight saving and here at Cycling Weekly we’d say the Elites would be great for everyday riding and training whereas the Pros would make a great criterium race wheel set.