So, the 106th Tour de France ended last night and you can’t use that as an excuse for being distracted at work anymore. But Mavic is making it easy to remember this year’s Tour with a series of special limited edition carbon road wheels adorned with some cool, but subtle graphics celebrating the 21 stages.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

Polka-dotted Stockeu69 carbon road race bike for Romain Bardet
c. Eddy Merckx

We spotted the Ltd wheels on the carbon Eddy Merckx of Romain Bardet, but for once these aren’t just a pro-only one-off. The limited edition wheels are available in three different depths to suit all types of racing at the Tour, plus rim or disc brake versions, and two spec levels to meet all budgets.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

And each wheelset gets graphics highlighting the best of the Tour stages suited to each’s riding style.

Mavic Comete Pro Carbon UST Tour de France family

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels
all other images c. Mavic

The Comete Pro Carbon family is the deepest and Mavic’s most aerodynamic wheelsets. The 64mm deep rim provides the largest canvas for the special TdF graphics, and singles out the straight sprints of the fastest stages from the Brussels start to the Paris finish.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

The 26mm wide (19mm internal) full carbon NACA-profile tubeless rim is laced with bladed spokes to Instant Drive 360 hubs, in either rim brake or centerlock disc with 12mm thru-axles.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

The Comete Pro Carbon UST Disc TdF sells for 1300€ with a claimed wheelset weight of 1840g. The 2000€ Comete Pro Carbon SL UST Disc TdF is a bit lighter at 1755g. For those with rim brakes these are available only in the 1635g, 2000€ Comete Pro Carbon SL UST – no cheaper standard carbon version. Mavic ships all of the UST tubeless Tour de France edition wheels with their 25mm Yksion Pro UST tires.

Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST Tour de France family

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

If windy days and rolling hills are more your bag, the Cosmic Pro Carbon is the best option for exploring all of France. These are also full carbon UST tubeless rims with 19mm internal/25mm internal widths for the 40mm deep rim brake wheels, and 19mm internal/28mm external for the 45mm deep disc wheels, both with fast Instant Drive 360 hub internals.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

The ltd. Cosmic Pro’s also feature mid-depth aero NACA profile which Mavic then decorates with winding roads and icons of the greatest hits of what you’ll see on the French summer roads. These mid-depth carbon wheels are meant to climb well and still be confident descenders.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

Again, the wheels come in rim brake 2000€ SL version only (1490g), or for disc brakes in a 1300€ standard Disc version (1650g) or a 2000€ Disc SL (1515g) variant.

Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon UST Tour de France family

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

Lastly, the Ksyrium Pro Carbon UST Tour de France is meant to be an everyday, lightweight climbing wheelset. While the other two Tour-edition wheels come out of Mavic’s aero-focused lines, these top-level, full carbon Ksyriums are meant to be tough & reliable, not simply lightweight.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

These carbon clinchers also get brake-specific rim widths – 25mm external/19mm internal for rim brakes, 26mm external/21mm internal for disc brakes – designed to fly up hills. And with lighter weights than the Cosmics, they should make good climbers. There is less space on 32mm deep disc brake rims, even more so on the shallower 25mm deep rim brake rims under the braking surface. But Mavic still manages to squeeze in a bunch of little mountain & forest icons, with twisty roads winding in between them.

Mavic Tour de France 2019 special edition carbon wheels

Again offered in 2000€ rim brake SL (1445g), 2000€ disc brake SL (1495g), and 1300€ standard carbon disc brake (1620g) versions.

All three of the full carbon Tour de France 2019 edition wheels are available direct from Mavic, while they last.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It’s funny how the disc brake wheels are heavier than rim ones. While hubs do have a bit more ‘meat’ on them, the rims could be lighter, since they don’t need a reinforced braking surface.

    • If you weighed just the braking surface reinforcement layers and/or treatment you would end up with 0-25 grams depending on how the manufacturer does it. Additionally, Mavic wheel systems have never been all that light anyway unless you’re into tubulars. 😉

        • They are, but apparently the message didn’t get through the first time. Heat mitigation is in large part due to heat resistant epoxies, which is standard in carbon rim construction these days regardless of rim or disc brake. Reinforcement layers for rim brake forces comes out to literally 1mm of extra carbon, in some cases none between rim or disc because it’s just an applied texture treatment. So if you’re so hung up on the weight of a Mavic wheel then look elsewhere. It’s not like you don’t have options.

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