For over a decade, Mavic’s Ksyrium Elite has stood for high reliability, light weight, and versatility. Mavic’s exclusive and patented Fore Drilling creates a strong, durable connection of the spokes to the rim, while their innovative Isopulse lacing improves stability and lateral stiffness under heavy loads, such as sprinting or climbing. The slightly wider rim has an internal width of 17mm, which lowers rolling resistance by 13% and provides 18% more tire air volume, which helps you avoid pinch flats. This extra width comes at zero weight penalty, thanks to ISM 4D, which removes rim material where it's not needed and leaves it where stresses are greatest, such as around the spokes. This means you get an incredibly lightweight rim with all the strength, stiffness, and fatigue resistance you expect from Mavic. The Ksyrium Elites include Mavic’s tried-and-true Yksion Pro tires, featuring front- and rear-specific designs optimized for the different demands each tire must meet, resulting in a beautifully integrated wheel-tire system you can trust.
Inter Spoke Milling—Four Dimensions:
An exclusive Mavic-patented concept, ISM 4D significantly reduces weight and inertia without compromising durability. ISM 4D provides quicker acceleration, better handling, and greater strength: the right mix to make the most of any ride. The smooth profile it produces also helps reduce aerodynamic drag.
Grip and control:
A front tire, whether a clincher or a tubular, must enhance the front wheel’s ability to grip the road and control the bike. Therefore, GripLink tires are optimized for front use by offering superior cornering grip and extra puncture protection.
Low rolling resistance:
A rear tyre, whether a clincher or a tubular, must fully liberate the wheel’s ability to transfer power and generate speed. Therefore, PowerLink tyres are optimized for rear wheel use by minimizing the rolling resistance.
Force Transfer System Light:
Reinforcement of a key transmission component: the contact area between the pawl and the hub body is reinforced by two stainless steel inserts, which allows the use of a 100% aluminum hub body.
Stiffer and stronger:
Instead of being drilled for spoke nipples, the lower rim bridge is pushed up on the inside and threaded to make it possible to directly screw the nipples into the lower rim bridge, eliminating the need to drill the upper rim bridge. Besides improving the nipple-rim interface, this design is ideally suited to tubeless tire setups and helps maintain rim integrity.
Optimum energy transfer:
The spokes are laced radially on the drive side and 2-cross on the non-drive-side to maximize drive-side dish, providing a better spoke tension balance between left and right flanges.
Qualité de Roulements Mavic + :
QRM+ is Mavic’s most demanding level of hub and bearing precision. It uses only double-sealed cartridge bearings with C3 internal clearances and features a system for making micro-adjustments to bearing preload.
Lightweight and strong:
Exclusive to Mavic, this specific aluminum alloy offers a higher strength-to-weight ratio than conventional 6106 alloy, allowing greater latitude in design while maintaining high strength and durability standards.
Soudé Usiné Process:
After bending, the rim joint is arc welded. The welded seam is then milled for a smooth finish, resulting in a stronger, smoother, more reliable rim joint.
Usiné Brut Control:
The rim’s braking surfaces are precisely CNC machined for smooth, predictable braking and less brake chatter.
|Rim Material||Maxtal aluminum|
|Rim Depth||Front: 24mm, Rear: 26mm asymmetrical|
|Rim Width||17mm, internal|
|Hub(s)||Mavic QRM+, aluminum bodies|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||Stainless-steel, straight-pull, bladed; Front: double-butted|
|Nipples||Fore integrated aluminum|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||680 grams / 870 grams (1550 grams/pair)|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Front: Radial; Rear: Isopulse (2X, non-drive; radial, drive-side)|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano/SRAM 11-speed or Campagnolo 11-speed|
|Tires||Mavic Yksion Pro, Front: GripLink; Rear: PowerLink, 700 x 25c|
|Extras||Quick-releases, multifunction adjustment wrench, user guide|