Closer than ever to the performance level of the Ksyrium SLS, the Ksyrium Elite offers high-end technology at a price that is friendly on the wallet. The Mavic Ksyrium Elite front 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.
The "WTS" part refers to Mavic wheel and tire system which basically means they include a Griplink front tire so you can get all the performance out of the wheel. This is more than a gimmick. We have found the Grip link really holds the road like its name implies with the perfect amount of suppleness - not too stiff or too squishy. The Griplink tire also has a nylon, puncture resistant belt making this grippy and supple tire surprisingly flat resistant.
Recommended tire size 19mm to 32mm