Given the success of last year’s revolutionary CXR80 wheel, it comes as little surprise that manufacturer Mavic has decided to create a shallower version.
The CXR60, as the name suggests, has a rim depth that measures 60mm, and the result is more of an all-rounder wheel; one that is lighter and less affected by side winds.
To further broaden the wheel’s appeal (and potentially take it outside the race-only scene), the 60s will not only come in a tubular version, but also an alloy clincher version with Exilith2 treatment.
Both clincher and tubular versions will feature Mavic’s unique CX01 blades.
The blades fill in the gap on either side of the wheel that’s formed where the tyre meets the rim – and, in doing so, help present a much smoother surface for air to travel over, leading to a wheel with less drag.
As with most of the rest of the Mavic wheel range the CXR60s, in both formats, will come with the company’s own brand of tyres.
Mavic CXR60: weights & prices
|Cosmic CXR60 tubular wheel||730g||915g|
|Cosmic CXR60 tubular inc. tyre||995g||1,180g|
|Wheel & tyre system £2,000||995g||1,180g|
|Cosmic CXR60 clincher wheel||820g||1,005g|
|Cosmic CXR60 clincher inc. tyre||1,165g||1,350g|
|Wheel & tyre system £1,800||1,165g||1,350g|
This article was first published in the June 06 issue of Cycling Weekly. Read Cycling Weekly magazine on the day of release where ever you are in the world International digital edition, UK digital edition. And if you like us, rate us!