Entry level at Mavic doesn't mean low end. This wheelset provides top Mavic technologies for disc brake road bikes. Straight pull spokes, versatile and lightweight rims, serviceable cartridge bearings… At a very attractive price, the Aksium Disc will make any bike better.
Material: S6000 Aluminum
Drilling: traditional with H2 reinforcement
Disc brake specific profile
Valve hole diameter: 6.5 mm
ETRTO size: 622x17C
Recommended tyre sizes: 25 to 52 mm
Shape: straight pull, round
Nipples: brass, ABS
Count: 24 front and rear
Lacing: front and rear crossed 2
Front and rear bodies: aluminum
Axle material: front aluminum, rear steel
Sealed cartridge bearings
Freewheel: FTS-L steel
Weight : 1965 grams (Pair without tyre)
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This is the second pair of disc Aksiums I have purchased to use on my winter training/cx bikes. They are fast but slightly heavier than more expensive wheels however, I find that they roll at a similar pace. Thus, I find them the best option for value and performance in a market that needs to cater for serious but cash strapped individuals and catch up with demand.
Put these on my Whyte Dorset and it's like riding a new bike can't praise them enough.
I bought these as a second set to compliment a pair of handbuilt wheels and to save time and effort swapping between road and cx tyres. So far they have not disappointed.
This is not a particularly light wheel but not excessively weighty, construction seems solid with an angular section disc specific rim and standard straight pull spokes and brass nipples meaning repair and maintenance should be possible. The bearings run smooth although I needed to tighten the preload on the rear bearing after 100 miles - an easy job with some cone spanners. The freewheel is quiet and engages quickly enough and QR skewers seem decent quality.
Looks wise, these are quite noticeable with large white rim stickers. I don't mind them but it would be easy to remove them if you preferred.
Overall, they're a good low-mid range option for a road disc wheel. I'd prefer a few more spokes for cx use but for commuting, training and regular riding they do a good job.