Mavic Tyres? Anyone using Them?

by Mostyn   November 7, 2012  

Bought a set of Mavic Ksyriun Elite S Wheels, they came with Mavic Tyres 700 x 23, they look the business; and compliment the wheels. I had a look at a couple of reviews, the write-ups were favourable, although, some did mention they were not as good in wet conditions.

Anyone ride on Mavic Tyres? or have any knowledge of them?

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I have them on my cosmics, I have next years that have a small tread on them! I find them as good as any others I have used if not better!! The wet conditions are no problem for them! They seem better if anything!

posted by Windy54 [10 posts]
7th November 2012 - 14:54

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Windy54 wrote:
I have them on my cosmics, I have next years that have a small tread on them! I find them as good as any others I have used if not better!! The wet conditions are no problem for them! They seem better if anything!

Yes the 2013 tyres with a small tread, they look very nice; and are a lightweight tyre. I'll try them out next year (Summer)

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
7th November 2012 - 15:53

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They also came with my K10 Wheels. The 2011 ones. Had no problem with them. The rear tire, did not last more than 1500 kms. Overall grip is ok too. Not too much experience with them in wet conditions. Note that the 2011 Mavic Tires do not have any type of thread. They are just plain tires. I heard they are actually VICTORIA tires. Anyone can confirm on that?
Also, does anyone has any info on the Yksion Powerlink and Griplink models?!?!

Mc

posted by marcelocatalan [3 posts]
7th November 2012 - 17:32

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Hey yeah I've got the slick version (Yksion) on my Kysrium SLR/ R-Sys combo and think they are great. As marcelocatalan says they wear fast but I guess that's to be expected from a race tyre.

I did a wet and windy race at the end of the summer where I used a mavic up front and a Vittoria Corsa Evo tub on the back. It may have been the pressure (150psi rear/ 110 front) but the back end was all over the place even in a straight line. The front Mavic even without a tread stayed absolutely solid.

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posted by Squiggle [411 posts]
11th November 2012 - 6:27

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*Newbie*

Yes, I picked up 2 x Mavic Aksion 700 x 23 folding tyres in a bargain bin for £8 each.

Not so great in the wet, a bit slippery compared to the GP4000 or Gatroskin I normally opt for.

But, they seem to be fairly puncture resistant and durable.

Happy with using them - I do about 120 miles a week on them at the moment in all weathers.

**I will now, of course, have a bloody puncture on the way home....

My knee hurts!

posted by aende [37 posts]
12th November 2012 - 17:53

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Any updates on these tyres? Just got some Askiums with them fitted. Recommended for summer or winter?

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posted by kiwiglider [22 posts]
13th February 2014 - 21:55

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kiwiglider wrote:
Any updates on these tyres? Just got some Askiums with them fitted. Recommended for summer or winter?

They the Aksion tyres? ok in the dry but a little slippery in the wet, and as for getting out the saddle to power up hills in the damp, forget it as they spin out easily.

posted by Shep73 [118 posts]
14th February 2014 - 9:26

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From guys riding on teams sponsored by Mavic, the feedback has not been that great... as mentioned already, wet grip can be challenging... I'd hope they may have sorted that by now though.

posted by Jimmy Ray Will [108 posts]
14th February 2014 - 10:01

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Took them off my Ksyrium Elite S Wheels when they arrived with tyres fitted! I always use the 4000s tyres.

There's a pair here for someone £25, if your prepared to collect them in South Wales (Cardiff north) Mavic tyres do look very nice though.

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
14th February 2014 - 10:33

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I used them through winter and spring with no issues. I really liked them - I didn't notice any issues in the wet, but I'm not exactly a pro...

posted by thefuggler [5 posts]
14th February 2014 - 10:52

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Still got tyres?

posted by welsh wizard [8 posts]
17th February 2014 - 22:07

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welsh wizard wrote:
Still got tyres?

Yes, still have them. Did you want them?

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
17th February 2014 - 23:45

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brand new? how much ? where are you in N Cardiff?

posted by welsh wizard [8 posts]
18th February 2014 - 8:38

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welsh wizard wrote:
brand new? how much ? where are you in N Cardiff?

Merthyr Tydfil. £25.00 for the pair, collected or meet-up near by. They are as new, taken off Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Wheels - they are the latest Mavic tyres, specific front and rear tyres.

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
18th February 2014 - 9:18

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not good tire, at all

small volume for advertised size, and lethal in wet weather

speaking from experience here...got given a set for free by a customer, nothing positive to report, soon removed and replaced with S-Works Turbos, at my cost

posted by hampstead_bandit [97 posts]
18th February 2014 - 18:32

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Some interesting polar opposite opinions here, (as ever). I found them to be ok, and far less 'lethal in the wet' than gatorskins. Rode many a rain and mud slick road on them and the only time they gave me traction issues was when out of the saddle on punchy climbs.

posted by ajmarshal1 [143 posts]
18th February 2014 - 20:32

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Not sure what you were guys were doing in the wet...Gatorskins are far worse for wet grip than the Yksions are.

Think I had 1 puncture for about 1500miles of riding in each tyre and sods law they came within a day of each other and then nothing more.

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posted by mtm_01 [86 posts]
19th February 2014 - 15:44

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May hold on to them ? After all they are new tyres, Couldn't buy them new for £25. And they'll come as spare tyres for the Summer.

Lots of conflicting views about them?

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
19th February 2014 - 18:23

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Yes lethal in the wet, found them particularly iffy over drain covers and the like.
I found them a bit of a nightmare.
Punctured twice on the first ride on dry Essex backroads mid summer, the second time badly.
Gave them to my brother who killed them on his fixed In weeks.
Did seem quite quick though, would never consider buying another pair..

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posted by DanTe [29 posts]
20th February 2014 - 1:23

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