Mavic have upgraded the joint technology of the rim from a pin joint to a sleeved one. The result is an impressive 40g weight saving per rim: close to 10% less rim weight. Although more expensive, this process is key to improving the dynamics of the Aksium, making it easier to spin, to steer and to climb with.
It it uses straight pull bladed spokes for improved stiffness and strength. And the hubs are still running on QRM bearings and Mavic’s axle system, which is the key to smoothness and reliability.
Over the years, Aksium Elite has been an extremely popular choice as a training wheel with racers, largely because it features tyres that give you the complete peace of mind and safety you need for pushing it on a training ride. The Yksion Elite Guard road tyre that comes with the Aksium Elite features the same 120TPI casing, rubber compound and tread pattern as the Yksion Elite. Those two elements are key for the low rolling resistance and all-weather grip and traction that are needed on a winter training ride. But Mavic have also added a strong nylon anti-puncture breaker that runs from one bead to the other, to protect not only the rolling tread but also the sidewalls from punctures and side cuts.
|Hubs||Front and rear bodies: aluminum Axle material: steel Sealed cartridge bearings|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 years|
|Number Of Spokes||20 front and rear|
|Recommended Tire Width||23-32mm|