Closer than ever to the performance level of the Ksyrium SLS, the Ksyrium Elite offers high-end technology at a price that is friendly to the wallet. The Mavic Ksyrium Elite rear wheel features a Maxtal aluminum rim with flashy interspoke milling plus new double butted steel spokes to reduce weight without affecting strength. In fact, a set of Ksyrium Elite wheels only weighs 1520 grams.
Precision braking is assured with a welded and machined seam (SUP) and a machined braking surface (UB Control). The Maxtal rim is Fore drilled meaning only the inner wall is threaded for extra strength at the spoke/rim interface. In addition to greater strength, Fore drilling means a rim strip not required. Super smooth QRM+ bearings provide virtually friction free performance.
Mavic's proven FTS-L cassette body gives lightning quick engagement for a snappier power transfer. Power transfer is also enhanced by Mavic's Isopulse lacing. The spokes are laced radially on the drive side and 2 cross on the non-drive side to maximize drive side dish. This provides a better spoke tension balance between left and right sides. Isopulse also delivers higher stiffness under heavy loads for crystal clear energy transmission and less problems with the wheel going out of true.
The "S" part refers to Mavic wheel and tire system which basically means they include a Powerlink rear tire so you can get all the performance out of the wheel. This is more than a gimmick. We have found the Powerlink rolls fast and wear well with the perfect amount of suppleness - not too stiff or too squishy. The Powerlink tire also has a nylon, puncture resistant belt making this grippy and supple tire surprisingly flat resistant.
Select Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo.
Recommended tire size 19mm to 32mm