Mavic Yksion Mavic GripLink and Yksion PowerLink

Score

5/10

Pros

  • Good in the dry

Cons

  • Not so good in the wet

Price as reviewed:

£40

  • 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.

    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.

    Details

    Tyres: Mavic Yksion Mavic GripLink and Yksion PowerLink