Category: sports & outdoors > cycling > wheels & accessories > wheels
| Brand: Mavic Inc.
| Merchant: Nashbar Mavic Aksium Road Wheelset. Let's face it: some high-end bikes come with low-end wheels to keep the price down. Or maybe you love your old bike, but want to make the biggest improvement a cyclist can do on his machine: change the wheels. Regardless of which scenario you're in, the Mavic Aksium Wheelset is the way to go. Everything Mavic does is about delivering low weight, excellent ride quality and great versatile wheels to suit any kind of riding, and the Aksium is no different. With features found on much more expensive wheels such as straight pull spokes for strength and stiffness, and lightweight, low inertia S6000 aluminum rims that seem to roll forever, you'll feel the difference immediately. They also include UB control braking surfaces, which are designed to improve braking friction and reduce shuddering. Plus the rim is intended for 25-32mm tires, so you can choose racing, training, or 'cross tires for all your riding needs. Aksium hubs are also incredibly tough and designed to handle long months of training rides with no servicing needed, while the QRM double-sealed cartridge bearings are the smoothest in the category, which means less friction and less rolling resistance. Put together, these wheels come in at 1880 grams. Sure there are lighter wheels out there, but are they durable and strong like these? Put it all together and you've got a Mavic wheelset with a world-class ride quality that will last longer than just about any other, and leave you money in the bank as well.