Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL PowerTap review

Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL PowerTap
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you want one wheel that will do everything, including power, the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL PowerTap is probably the best option, but it’s still not cheap. Expect to pay £400 for the 780g front wheel and £1,365 for the 1,120g rear; the rear is of course available with a standard Mavic hub for £450 (960g).

Reasons to buy
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    Aero design

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    Does it all including power

Reasons to avoid
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    A bit heavy

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    Problems with Campagnolo 11 rear mech

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More and more manufacturers are catching on to the benefits of building wheels with a PowerTap hub at the rear and Mavic is the biggest so far to do so with the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL PowerTap.

Sensibly, Mavic has chosen the 2.4GHz wireless PowerTap, last year’s top-of-the-range unit, as this gives the best all-round performance that’s not only proven but comes at a sensible cost.

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