Mavic Yksion Mavic GripLink and Yksion PowerLink

Mavic Yksion Mavic GripLink and Yksion PowerLink
Cycling Weekly Verdict

We had a similar issue on a first generation pair, and Mavic changed the compound as a consequence, but looking at the narrow tyre cross-section, it may need to go back to the profile design drawing board.

For
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    Good in the dry

Against
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    Not so good in the wet

Initial dry rides on the 2013 front Grip and rear Power combo indicated that the tyres matched up to claims of grip in corners and good traction when giving it a bit of welly.



Add rain to the equation and our experience wasn't so good. The 23mm tyres struggled to hold on to the road sufficiently - even in a slight off-camber straight line with no braking the rear stepped out.