Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR's - Share your experience
If you've ridden these wheels I would be really interested in hearing your experience with them.
I've been riding them for the last 6 months or so, they are great wheels. Not too light, but very stiff. Braking is loud and annoying, but you stop when you want to stop, even in the rain. I got them on sale from performance bike a while back, no way I would pay $2500 for them.
I've been super happy with mine. Brake squeal goes away relatively quickly. No problems on climbs, flats, etc. Great wheels.
$2500 for them is insane though.
I f;(())ing love them. They work and work. Totally happy. But the price is the drawback, I get a modest 15% team discount and I traded something in.
After getting a chance to compare the Mavics to a set of handbuilts, I won't buy Mavic again.
There really is no comparison. My handbuilts are smoother and brake better, even without the "Exalith" coating upcharge.
Carbon Fiber = Explode!
I agree PaxRomana, my handbuild Mavics are awesome!
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'08 Pedal Force RS2
'06 Raleigh Cadent 5.0
'01 Trek 4300 MTB
'93 Norco Nitro MTB Touring
'88 Schwinn Prelude Fixie
1 hour of running = 1 hour of wasted time when you could have been riding. - Alaska Mike
I've just been offered a set of these as an "upgrade" on a set of C24 TUs (the full carbon ones) on a SLR01 (still figuring out the deal). Long story short, i don't want the C24s as they're tubular.
The ones i've been offered are with the carbon spokes, however very flat and wide so i suspect it's actually an 12/13 model wheel. They don't seem to be on the mavic site, but on google, with reviews around 2012ish.....
Here's a picture of them on the SLR01 -
Nothing seems to be like it on the mavic site. Not sure it's worth a 400 premium, considering the C24 TUs retail at 3k....
Question though to the mavic crowd, are these really 2012/13 SLRs? and if i was going to go Mavic on the 14 line-up (seems being in Switzerland service, guarantee with Mavic is a lot easier) which model should i go for?
Over the next day or so, i'm going back into the dealership and asking about this, plus getting a price on;
- Enve 3.4 & 6.7
- Zipp 404 FCs
- whatever Mavics you guys recommend
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Philhumphrey; 02-15-2014 at 03:53 PM.