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Mavic Cosmic Elite UST 2018

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Old 07-12-18, 07:49 PM
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Mavic Cosmic Elite UST 2018

Im thinking about these wheels they are affordable and tubless ready . the reviews are not to great but not bad . can anyone advise me on these and suggest a pair similar that is better . i appricated it . thanks.
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Old 07-12-18, 10:20 PM
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I bought their Comete brethren. There are lighter and cheaper wheels to be had. However, the beauty of the Mavic UST is that they are so easy to inflate that maintenance and roadside repair are really non-stressful.

My lighter Roval's need compressed air to pop the tires on the rim. Roadside repair is risky proposition if you have a limited supply of CO2 carts.

With the Mavic I just need to limp to whatever mediocre air source I can find, fix things up, and off I go. At home swapping tires is a breeze. Suck out the sealant, slap the new tire on, couple of strokes with a track pump, sealant back in, and done. No mess, no air compressor. Easy peasy.

They keep their pressure well. My other rims and tires lose about 10PSI a day. The Mavic lose about 2PSI a day.
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Not about that wheel in particular, but I have a pair of Ksyrium Elite wheels which are about 12 years old now and have done me very well. In spite of having had a couple of collisions I haven't even had to true them yet and, unlike many Japanese companies, Mavic don't seem to obsolete their old gear. Spare parts are still readily available. I'd certainly buy Mavic again.
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one review said they fill up with water after rainy rides , maybe they where running them non tubless , most of the reviews say they are not good climbing wheels , i dont do many legit climbs like some cyclists do so that doesn't worry me and i have come to trust mavic rims as i own 3 pairs one from the 90s one cxp for commute and some askiums , i really just need a pair of training wheels , that i can do amateur competitions on , im not sponsored or close to pro level but i feel im going int he right direction , thanks for any responses ...
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