Mavic Aksium Disc Wheelset
DISC BRAKES AND SKINNY TIRES JUST DIDN'T SEEM RIGHT - UNTIL NOW!
When it comes down to obtaining a good, reliable wheelset that's not only high quality but also at a great value, the Mavic Aksium Disc Wheelset does more than enough to prove itself worthy. Whether you plan to use it for training or racing, it gets the job done thanks to its prodigious versatility that'll suit just about any kind of riding you throw at it.
This year (2016), Mavic Aksium family of wheels see a wider rim to accommodate tires up to 32mm wide and also for increased air volume, while the straight-pull spokes provide the overall build with strength and stiffness. This provides for a more comfortable ride all the while keeping the rolling resistance low.
Also new to the Aksium family is the disc model you see before you. For the most part it shares the same DNA as its rim brake equivalent, with the exception of an increased number of spokes from 20 to 24 to handle the higher brake torque from the hub to the rim.
- Disc brake optimized rim profile
- Disc friendly spoke geometry and lacing pattern
- Wider rim for a broad choice of tyre dimensions
- High quality QRM cartridge bearings offer low friction hubs
|Brake Compatibility||6 bolt Disc|
|Front Axle||QR 9x100|
|Rear Axle||135mm QR|
|Intended Use||Recreational, Cyclo-cross|
|Weight||1,965 grams (Pair, without tire)|
The rear axle is NOT a 10mm axle--it is 10mm on the non-drive side and it steps down to a 9mm on the drive side, and the bearings are 9mm on the drive side as well, so you cannot run a 10mm thru axle conversion (i.e. DT Swiss' RWS axle).
The Front wheels are NOT compatible with a 12 or 15mm thru axle, they are 9mm all the way through, including bearings.
Lastly, check these ads often and thoroughly and I would even call to ensure what you're getting, because they change ads and tech details on a day to day basis.
This ad used to say it included end caps for a 15mm axle conversion, but it did not include them nor was it even possible. It also used to say 10mm x 135mm rear axle, which is NOT true, it's a 10/9mm rear axle with an end cap on the drive side that then bumps it back up to a 10mm for mounting in the dropout.
Not a huge fan of the wheel construction and weird wonky stuff Mavic did to design/make it work and likely won't buy from Mavic again
The guys at Jenson USA were helpful and kind about everything, these wheels just didn't work for this case.
I can't complain about the functionality of the wheel, so it gets 4 stars as much as I want to give it 1. It loses a star because of the unnecessarily machined rear axle
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