Mavic designed the Ksyrium SLR for the most demanding riders. This wheel is strong, stiff, aerodynamic, comfortable and durable - so it basically does it all. A perfect choice for those who take racing seriously. The front wheel only weighs 630 grams and the set comes in at 1400 grams. The black Exalith rim is just a part of the full-black combo of hub, spokes, rim, and tire plus SSC graphics for out of this world good looks.
The Exalith treatment does more than just provide good looks. It is a process originally developed when the defense industry needed to increase the strength of the best aluminum alloys. You can expect this rim to last about 30% longer. A unique brake track treatment reduces stopping distances by 20% and wet weather stopping is virtually like dry. The Exalith specific treatment on the rim actually penetrates the alloy, so the rim keeps its distinctive anthracite grey color for thousands of kilometers so these wheels will retain their show bike looks even with heavy use. You can use any brake pads, but the Mavic Exalith brake pads will last longer, brake more quietly and won't wear down as quickly.
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