Friday, February 23, 2007

Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate

Mavic is poised to release a new Carbone for 2007. PRO teams rode these wheels discreetly as prototypes in the 2006 TDF and they have finally made it to prime time. The Saunier Duval team has been riding them in Mallorca and ROAD's very own Neil Brown had an opportunity to ride them. The wheels have a very "Lightweight" look to them, complete with tall hub flanges and kevlar spokes. If the wheels come with the optional Mavic Potection Program, Lightweight may have some issues at hand.

Check out this site: Roues Artisanales and all the crazy PRO action on it. There is also a piece on the 2008 Shimano group complete with updated pics of the electronic group.

Photo Courtesy: Roues Artisanales

6 comments:

fasterjim said...

Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Matt said...

There are so many new wheel choices out there that I'm at a point of information overload. I've been drooling over some Reynolds for a while, but I've got to give credit to Mavic, they are doing their best to keep up. And the Mavic wheels that we have had in the past have never given us an issue - ever. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

MAVIC = Team Issue = PRO
-0tt0

Anonymous said...

I have an opportunity to buy a set of 2004 Mavic Cosmic Carbone SSC wheels (tubular with new Vittoria CXs) for $425. They are hardly used. What do you think?

Radio Freddy said...

If they are round and true and the hubs are in good shape I think $425 is a great deal. If you have never ridden deep section wheels get ready for what I call a "gear higher" experience. Deep section wheels are so fast that you get the feeling that you could easily ride a gear higher. Some deep sections are heavier than a traditional 32 spoke wheel or Ksyrium type but once they get up to speed they scream! Add in two $90 tires and the deal is even sweeter. PRO.

inaPROpriate Rider said...

Grab the Carbones, man! SOOO much faster than Ksyriums. Actually, just about anything is faster than a Ksyrium. Why does the Ksyrium even exist?