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Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Road Wheelset

The famous Ksyrium Elite, enlightened further. True to its precedent of offering the high end technlogies usually reserved for only top of the line models, the Ksyrium Elite S takes another step forward to achieve weight savings matched by only a few wheels. This performance is enhanced even more with new extra light Yksion Pro tyres.

  • More responsiveness:
    • Low inertia: ISM
    • Isopulse lacing and steel spokes
    • GripLink / PowerLink tyres
  • Lighter:
    • Extralight ISM rims
    • New double butted steel spokes
  • Proven Mavic quality and durability:
    • Strong rim: Maxtal alloy, Fore drilling
    • High quality adjustable bearings: QRM
  • Weight (pair of wheels): 1520 grams:
    • front wheel: 680 grams
    • pair of wheels with tyre - WTS: 2060 grams
    • front wheel with tyre - WTS: 950 grams

Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Road Wheelset Features:


  • Material: Maxtal
  • Color: Double anodization, black rim, silver ISM
  • Height: front 22 mm, rear 25 mm asymmetrical
  • Joint: SUP
  • Drilling: Fore
  • Brake track: UB Control
  • Weight reduction: ISM
  • Valve hole diameter: 6.5 mm
  • Tyre: clincher
  • ETRTO size: 622x15C
  • Recommended tyre sizes: 19 to 32 mm


  • Material: steel
  • Shape: straight pull, bladed, front double butted
  • Color: black
  • Nipples: integrated M7 aluminum with brake rings
  • Count: front 18, rear 20
  • Lacing: front radial, rear Isopulse


  • Front and rear bodies: aluminum
  • Color: silver
  • Front and rear axle material: aluminum
  • QRM
  • FTS-L steel


  • Yksion Pro Griplink (front) & Powerlink (rear) - 190g
  • Link: GripLink
  • Link: PowerLink
  • Front and Rear Tread: Dual Compound
  • Casing: 127 TPI
  • Breaker: superior Kevlar
  • Dimension: 23-622 (700x23c)
  • Max. Pressure: 9 bar / 130 psi
  • Color: Black / White


  • BR301 quick releases
  • Multifonction adjustment wrench
  • User guide

Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Road Wheelset Technology:

GripLink - Grip and Control A front tyre, whether a clincher or a tubular, must fully liberate the wheel’s ability to hold the ground and control the bike. Therefore, GripLink tyres are optimized for front use, by offering a superior grip.

  • The safest grip with great steering control: Dual compound “S ” with added Silica.
  • Hold the road in any situation: light and supple high density casing.
  • Reduced risk of flats: strong Nylon anti-puncture breaker.

Powerlink - Low rolling resistance A rear tyre, whether a clincher or a tubular, must fully liberate the wheel’s ability to transfer power and generate speed. Therefore, PowerLink tyres are optimized for rear use, by minimizing the rolling resistance.

  • Superior energy transfer, reduced rolling resistance and safe grip: Dual compound.
  • Improved drive: light and supple high density casing.
  • Higher durability and reduced risk of flats: Dual compound and strong Nylon anti-puncture breaker.

ISM - Low inertia Inter Spoke Milling. Lighter rim and equal rigidity is the magic equation to reduce inertia and to free extra power for climbing. A Mavic patented exclusive concept (US 6 402 256).

  • Lighter: easier and faster climbing
  • Less inertia: instant and effortless acceleration

FTS-L - Force Transfer System Light Reinforcement of key transmission components: the contact area between the pawl and the hub body is reinforced by 2 stainless steel inserts, which allows the use of a 100% aluminum hub body.

  • Greater efficiency due to better transmission of efforts on the entire wheel.
  • Lightweight and strong hub design.

QRM - Qualité de Roulements Mavic Our most demanding level. Those cartridge bearings are of course double sealled with C3 internal clearance, and toped with a micro-adjustability system.

  • Tight tolerances for high rolling efficiency.
  • Quick adjustment according to performance goals: precision "free" adjustment for maximum fluidity, or perfect high precision setting for all-weather rides.

Fore - Stiffer and stronger Instead of being drilled, the lower rim bridge is pushed on the inside, then threaded to enable the spoke nipples to be directly screwed in it, leaving the upper rim bridge intact.

  • Rim is 4 times more resistant to fatigue stress
  • 20% increase in the rim rigidity to maximize power transfer

Isopulse - The spokes are laced radially on the drive side and crossed 2 on the non drive side to maximise drive side dish, thus providing a better spoke tension balance between left and right flanges.

  • Higher stiffness under heavy loads for crystal clear energy transmission.
  • Better wheel stability for fewer maintenance.

UB Control - Usiné Brut Control The braking surfaces are precisely CNC machined.

  • Improves braking friction
  • Eliminate shuddering when braking

SUP - Stronger and smoother joint Soudé Usiné Process. After bending, the rim joint is arc welded. The welded seam is then milled for a smooth finish.

  • Extremely strong rim joint.
  • Eliminates shuddering when braking.
  • Superior wheel balance.

Maxtal - Light and strong Exclusive to Mavic, this specific aluminum alloy offers a higher weight to strength ratio than conventional 6106 alloy.

  • 30% more resistant rims
  • Lighter rims

Buy Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Road Wheelset from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A super responsive, stiff wheel to make the most of your efforts. I have held back writing this review as I had bought these wheels for a Edinburgh to London ride over 5 days covering around 530 miles. These wheels have performed faultlessly since bought and more importantly on the ride. Super stiff and responsive, they helped me get back on the group when I slipped, and kept turning on the climbs including Fleet Moss out of Hawes in the Yorks Dales. Smooth running and fault free. The tyre combo works really well and held tight even in the wet conditions descending at full speed in the Hills South of Edinburgh on day 1. Totally happy with the purchase, and would recommend to anyone in the market for new Wheels at this price point, (and probably above). 30 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Upgrade I've got a 2010 Specialized Allex Elite and with these wheels on I've broken all my PB's in the first two weeks. They took some getting used too, the first day out I took part in the Tour of Pembroke 2013, well the first down hill section I was flying, and the assent up the first hill straight after I was almost going too fast, I hadn't expected to have held onto to so much speed. My times on a flat 18m time trial are 8% faster, but the hills are even better around 12% faster. They do look pretty cool too....but them and enjoy them...;-) 07 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic wheels Replaced my Bontrager SSR wheels that came with the bike, and the difference was unbelivable. No flex (i'm 90 kgs) at all, and harsh Norwegian roads are no challenge for these wheels. 30 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow!! Great set of wheels. Put these onto my Specialized Roubaix and they made an instant improvement over the stock DTSwiss Axis 4.0 wheels. They have made my bike much more responsive. I have combined the wheels with Continental GT 4 Season tyres for the winter because of the amount of flint on the roads during the winter in Oxfordshire. The combination is a fantastic pairing for winter training and increases confidence due to the levels of grip and responsiveness. I have also used a Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed cassette. This has made the gear changes crisper compared to my old Shimano 105 cassette. All in all, very happy with this combination. 01 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just great Removed the standard wheels that came with my £1600 pound bike and brought these after hours of searching and not knowing which way to go with new wheels. Struck gold with these ride slightly harder on these wheels but instantly added 3mph to my average. Chain reaction delivery 2 days superb as usual. Great buy esp getting tyres with the wheels. Kick hard and instantly rewared 22 October 2012
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Yes, the Ksyrium Elite S Freehub will still be compatible with 8/9speed cassettes.
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The shimano version of this wheelset is 8/9/10/11 speed compatible.
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