Mavic was displaying its newest and best wares on the CORE Bike present earlier this week. We stopped by to get the low-down on a brand new carbon wheelset designed, manufactured and examined at their new HQ in Annecy, France; the Mavic Cosmic Final UST Disc Carbon Highway Wheels weighing a claimed 1225g.
Mavic Cosmic Final UST Disc
Mavic’s newest iteration of the long-standing Cosmic Final wheelset goes tubeless, with an aero-friendly 45mm rim depth. The interior width of the carbon rim is 19mm, with a 27mm exterior width designed to take care of an aerodynamic profile between the rim and 25mm or 28mm tires.
The entire wheelset has a claimed weight of 1225g, retailing at £3200. That’s fairly good worth for the grams, particularly when you think about that the Obermayer EVO Disc Wheelset from Light-weight will set you again £6,599 and weighs 5g extra.
Made on the new Mavic HQ in Annecy, France, each step of wheel manufacturing is traceable again to every engineer that got here into contact with it throughout its manufacturing journey.
The wheel is constructed with the rim and spokes first; the hub with its excessive, skinny carbon flanges, is the final piece to go in. Every of the 20 elliptical carbon fiber spokes is one piece, working from one facet of the rim to the opposite. A small carbon sleeve is wrapped over both sides, then small carbon strips and a glue is utilized adopted by a UD2 end on prime. The rim is then put right into a small oven and baked to mould all of it collectively.
As soon as every little thing cools down, and is test and tensioned, the hub is then inserted between the spokes. A further piece of carbon is then added to the surface of the hub shell, on prime of the carbon spokes, and subsequently glued and baked as soon as extra.
Contained in the carbon hub shells, the axles are paired with mechanically adjusted sealed cartridge bearings for preloading. Within the rear, the ID360 freewheel system engages at 9° with 40 POE. The hubs are thru-axle suitable (12mm x 100mm up entrance and 12mm x 142mm within the rear) and made for Middle Lock brake rotors.
Pricing & Availability
The Mavic Cosmic Final UST Disc wheelset retails at £3200. Entrance and rear wheels may be bought individually; the entrance for £1,420 and the rear for £1,780 with a SRAM or Shimano freehub physique. The wheels are presently present process manufacturing and will likely be obtainable to order by the tip of Might 2022.
As with all carbon highway wheels from Mavic, this one comes with a lifetime guarantee if registered inside two months of the unique buy date. In addition they have a crash alternative programme whereby the price of a brand new wheel is 50% of the RRP if the wheel is underneath 2 years previous. The low cost reduces the older the wheel is; you get 40% off is the wheel is 3-5 years previous, and 30% off if the wheel is 5-10 years previous.