The Cosmic Elite is a perfect entry point into high-level race performance. This all-new UST Road Tubeless system delivers a smoother ride with and improved puncture resistance while retaining a lightweight feel for climbing and accelerating. By removing the tube, we’ve also removed friction—so there’s less rolling resistance, which means it requires less energy to reach higher speeds. The UST system, including the sealant that makes them more resistant to punctures, is also 40g lighter than a traditional tube and tire system. It also delivers a proven aero advantage: Wind tunnel testing led us to create a 30mm deep rim that optimizes aero performance and improves stability in crosswinds. The alloy rim benefits from Mavic's unrivaled experience creating light yet strong rim extrusions. Mavic does this by carefully tuning the thickness of the rim wall to hit the sweet spot between stiffness, strength and weight. Pedaling torque is efficiently transferred with Mavic's FTS-L freewheel system, which is light, smooth, stiff and easy to service. The hub easily converts from Shimano/SRAM to Campagnolo cassette. The Cosmic Elite comes with Mavic's Yksion Pro UST tires, which deliver a very low rolling resistance to further enhance the efficiency of these wheels.
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.
|Rim Material||S6000 Aluminum|
|Inner Rim Width||17mm|
|Hub||Aluminum, sealed cartridge bearings (QRM)|
|Spokes||Steel, straight pull, bladed|
|Extras||Yksion Pro UST tire, Tire sealant syringe, tubeless rim tape, UST valve and accessories, user guide, BR101 quick releases|
* Subject to change without notice.