French wheel maker Mavic has just introduced a series of Limited Edition wheelsets from three of their popular aluminum Endurance Road range wheels. Only a cosmetic upgrade, the special finish wheel and tire combos each add a new color to the standard line-up for the R-SYS SLR, the Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL, and the Ksyrium Pro. Roll across the fold for a closer look at the special edition wheels…
First, the R-SYS SLR will be available for a limited time with a very Mavic yellow graphic scheme with a single yellow carbon spoke and nipple at the valve hole for each wheel. The R-SYS SLR is built with Tracomp carbon spokes, ISM 4D rim machining, and an Exalith braking surface. At just 1295g it is Mavic’s lightest, most responsive alloy wheel, and retails for a cool 1800€.
The next setup, the Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL, also gets a similar signature yellow rim and spoke finish. These wheels combine rear driveside carbon Tracomp spokes with aero Zircal spokes for the rest, more of Mavic’s 4D rim machining, and the Exalith braking surface. At 1400€ the Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL wheels still weigh just 1355g.
The most affordable of the bunch, the Ksyrium Pro, gets a red option since its standard version is already similar to the yellow versions of the more expensive wheels. For 2016 the Ksyrium Pro gets a 2mm wider rim profile, bringing it in line with Mavic’s higher end wheels for a 17mm internal width. It also utilizes the the same ISM 4D rim machining to keep weight down, and gets bladed Zicral spokes throughout. At 900€ and 1475g, Mavic sees it as their ideal year-round wheel for all types of road riding, racing, and training.
Each of the Limited Edition wheelsets come with matching Yksion Pro tire sets (and tubes) in either 23 or 25mm versions. The 127tpi tires weigh just 205g a piece for the 25s and use a Griplink front tire with Kevlar puncture protection and a tread pattern designed to displace water when cornering, and a rear Powerlink tire with more supple nylon protection for lower rolling resistance and increased speed and comfort. Reatil pricing is the same as the standard finish wheelsets, but Mavic advises to get in touch with a dealer soon to get these while they last.