I am a retired racer who rides 250 -300 kms per week and had been looking at these wheels for months before finally making the purchase. I received these wheels promptly and in perfect condition. Shipments to Canada often take 3 weeks but this package arrived at my door exactly two weeks after being despatched. I quickly put these wheels on my Cervelo RS and went for a test ride. I have four other wheelsets that I switch around depending on the type of ride I'm doing. My Easton EA90 TT's are great all round wheels and light at only 1550 gms and are terrific for all types of roads. My Specialized Rovals are even lighter at 1450 gms and they're super for long climbs. I have two pairs of Fulcrums: Racing Quattros, 35 mm wheels; and a brand new pair of Fulcrum Racing 5's which I bought from Merlin. The Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbons though are my first 50 mm Carbon wheelset. First impressions were how smooth and responsive they are. The wheels feel stiff and accelerate quickly, hold corners extremely well and roll fast. The 25 mm tires give the ride a velvety feel and that's good comfort for me because most of my roads are over mixed asphalt, smooth or cracked and broken sections or rough, pebbly asphalt. My first ride was a 75 km regular route that has some long, straight sections with cross winds, and some 4 - 5 km climbs at 6 -8 percent. The Cosmic Pros exceeded my expectations! They were very stable in cross winds and I was expecting some wind effect lateral movement but noticed nothing out of the ordinary. Climbing they were fine and along the straights and downhills they were amazing! Fast, stable, smooth and confidence inspiring. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a high end wheel set for every day riding on a variety of routes. How the tires perform over the long haul is still to be determined but given Mavic's reputation for first class quality, I'll be surprised if they wear out quickly.
The wheels are great, they were plug and play with my Cervelo P3, the tires needed to be replaced because they grew to interfere with the frame when inflated to riding pressure.
I have been rolling with these wheels for close to two months now, and I love them. They are a great upgrade from my old wheels. It did take some adjusting to riding in a cross breeze with them.
Love these wheels! very smooth and effortless. Great performance and stiffness, plus they look awesome!!! These are a huge step up from my stock fulcrums. Shipping was very fast and Merlin had the best price by far.
I have only managed to use these wheels a handful of times since delivery but what I can say is they are super smooth and effortless, looking forward to setting the bike up in TT mode so I can get the best out of these fantastic wheels.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Road Wheelset 2016
We have a large delivery of these wheels due by the end of this week, If you wish to pre-order we will despatched immediately when they arrive.
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