The Mavic Yksion Powerlink SSC clincher tire is rear wheel specific and designed to complement and enhance the performance of Mavic clincher rear wheels, but it will work with any 700c clincher wheel. Many of us have using Mavic clinchers lately and have been very pleasantly surprised with their excellent handling, grip and ride quality along with very good flat resistance. The Powerlink rear specific tire is made with a harder rubber compound for fast rolling and long wear. Wear time is about the same as the front Griplink so the Grip/Power combo will wear perfectly together.
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.
The Yksion Powerlink is made with a 70a tread compound on the center for lower rolling resistance. A 127 tpi nylon casing and breaker belt give cut and puncture resistance.