Mavic began creating tires as a way to get all the performance possible out of their factory built wheels. We have had the opportunity to ride several of the Mavic road tires and were pleasantly surprised with the excellent combination of ride quality with just the right amount of suppleness. The tread was quite grippy in the corners plus their tires were more flat resistant than comparable tires of the similar suppleness.
The Aksion falls into the training tire category with its 60tpi casing and single tread compound. This tire is successfully matched to the Mavic Aksium wheels which is Mavic biggest seller. Ride quality is pretty good and durability is better than average making this tire perfect for training or use on bad roads. Ideal for the value-conscious rider wanting a quality, name-brand tire without paying a lot of dough.