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Mavic Aksion Tire

The Aksion is the perfect race/ training tire. The Aksion features a light yet resistant 66TPI casing and a safe yet durable 65 shore A compound. Removing as much rotational weight to your bike makes all the difference when climbing steep hills. Therefore, Mavic kept these tires feather- light, weighing only 250 grams each.
  • Intended Use: Road cycling
  • Folding Bead
  • Weight: 250 grams
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Mavic Aksion Tire
 
3.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable rubber (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really It's A Vittoria

    The Mavic Aksium is a Mavic private label tire made by Vittoria. It is similar to the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro which is a very durable and decent road tire but slightly heavy at 250...Read complete review

    The Mavic Aksium is a Mavic private label tire made by Vittoria. It is similar to the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro which is a very durable and decent road tire but slightly heavy at 250 grams for 700 x 23. I did find that the Aksium is much more difficult to mount to the rim than the Vittoria so I would only recommend the Aksium over the Vittoria if you buy it at a great price difference over the Zaffiro Pro.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Replacement tires

    I use these as spare backups but recently had to swap them out as my old tires gave up the ghost. Much as the other reviews have stated, these tires are very time consuming...Read complete review

    I use these as spare backups but recently had to swap them out as my old tires gave up the ghost. Much as the other reviews have stated, these tires are very time consuming to install. I hope they last a long time because I am not looking forward to trying to remove these tires. I have been happy with the traction and wear so far, although I will need more miles on them to provide an accurate reflection of their overall performance over a long period.

    Even with the installation issues, I would still recommend these as a spare tire because of the cost benefit, just be patient when installing.

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    4.0

    best

    By drbrito 56

    from Nagua, Dom. Rep.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable Rubber
    • Resistant To Element

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

    very good, ligth, confort

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    really not that bad

    By Michi

    from Redondo Beach, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Pricevalue
    • Price Vs Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

      I am not riding the tire for long so all i can say it rolls super fast. No flats so far with enough pressure. Only time will show durability.

      Anyway, people where commenting on how hard it is to get these tires on. I did not really have any issues with that. Yes if you have a flat on the road and no levers around it is pretty much impossible to get this tires on or off.
      At home with a good lever (Pedros) it was absolutely no big deal as long as you d it right.

      Start with puting the tire into the deepest spot on the rim opposite the valve and the popping it over the bead with a little help of the lever for the last 5 inches or so right by the valve.
      Just to make sure because of all the negative reviews I took it back of right away again. Taking all air out, pushing the sidewall into the deepest spot of the rim, the recessed area in the center and than putting the lever in right by the valve. One time yanking on the lever and of it was again. Absolutely no drama for me.
      BTW, I am running Mavic Ksyrium Aniversary wheels.

      freaking awesome tire considering the current sales price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Do not buy

      By Lnewton

      from Rush springs, Ok

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Separation All Over

      Cons

      • Prone To Flats

      Best Uses

      • Do Not Use

      Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

      I purchased these tires in March of 2014 I think. I have only ridden them for 700 miles and they are splitting and separating all over, splitting at the side walls and in the middle of the slick tread. This is a second chance for these tires as I purchased a set of these tires last year that were returned with less than 500 miles with the same problem. I will not purchase another set of these tires. I am only 180 lbs and not a masher.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Replacement tires

      By Clydesdale JHam

      from San Tan Valley, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable Rubber

      Cons

      • Installation

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

      I use these as spare backups but recently had to swap them out as my old tires gave up the ghost. Much as the other reviews have stated, these tires are very time consuming to install. I hope they last a long time because I am not looking forward to trying to remove these tires. I have been happy with the traction and wear so far, although I will need more miles on them to provide an accurate reflection of their overall performance over a long period.

      Even with the installation issues, I would still recommend these as a spare tire because of the cost benefit, just be patient when installing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice tire great price!

      By sevmtnbkr

      from Harrisburg, PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

          I'm not in to spending big bucks on tires. This was a great value for a quality, folding tire!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice for the money. Tough for some rims.

          By Boston Cyclist

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Rubber
          • Great Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

            I really enjoy these tires, which came as stock equipment on my Cannondale CAAD10-3. Good mix of traction, durability, and reasonable weight for training and general riding. They seem durable and appear to have reasonable flat protection (though more mileage is needed to confirm this).

            However, it was nearly impossible to mount these on the stock Alex rims that came on a 2008 entry-level Trek road bike. If you have similar Alex AT450 rims -- stay away! I removed the tires because they would be too difficult to deal with if I got a flat while riding.

            That said, the quality-to-price ratio on these tires was so good that I am keeping them anyway as replacement tires for my Cannondale (they work fine on the Mavic Aksium rims that they were designed for). I'll have to pickup a different set of tires for the other bike. Note, I purchased these way below MSRP.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Nice tire; tight fit

            By cooksrus

            from Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Rubber
            • Great Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Racing
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

              - My only complaint was you need to be super careful when using as a tube tire for pinch flats during installation of the tube.
              - Looks great
              - low profile

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Ridiculously hard to install

              By Sal

              from Compton Ca

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

                    Bought these cause they looked awesome and were on sale. Impossible to install ruined 2 brand new inner tubes installing these. money saved down the drain after having to buy new tubes.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Not Recommended

                    By Cerdo Diablo

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Prone To Flats
                      • Wears Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

                        Used as a training tire on clean smooth bike trails. After 4 months of light use and ~500miles tire is rotten and cracked. Tire is also prone to flats.

                        I bought this based on the reviews and the price.

                        I will be changing to Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick tires which I have used for years and have been excellent. The Rubino Pro Slicks are long lasting, very comfortable and I have yet to get a flat with them.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        difficult to install/remove

                        By Frog

                        from Beckley, WV

                        Comments about Mavic Aksion Tire:

                        20+ years of road riding and this is the hardest tire to mount/remove that I have ever used.

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