The Mavic Yksion Pro Griplink Pro tubular tire is front wheel specific and designed to complement and enhance the performance of Mavic's front tubular wheels, but it will work with any 700c tubular wheel. Many of us have using Mavic's tires lately and have been very pleasantly surprised with their excellent balance of grippyness, very good flat resistance and perfect suppleness - not too stiff or too squishy. These are some of the best tubular out there!
Mavic puts a ton of research and painstaking efforts to create world class wheels with some of the best build quality in the business. Mavic's wheel research led them to take serious notes on the dramatic effect wheel performance is affected by tire selection. They also noticed quite a few riders using low-end bargain tires with quality wheels effectively negating a substantial portion of wheel performance. Mavic then came up with the idea of a wheel/tire system where the tire matches and enhances wheel performance.
As a front specific tire, the Yksion Pro GripLink is designed to allow the wheel to hold the ground for maximum cornering control. A 60a tread compound contains added Silica in the side tread for excellent grip during hard cornering and this tire really holds in corners. A 210 tpi nylon casing and Kevlar breaker belt give cut and puncture resistance.