Ultimate is not just a name, it’s the word we reserve for pinnacle performance. And it’s how we define this wheelset. Cosmic Ultimate is the wheel choice for pro racers seeking a competitive advantage. This tubular tire version sees a major redesign for disc brakes with a new full carbon rear hub, full carbon lacing, ID360 freewheel technology and thru-axle compatibility.
The rim is engineered with a NACA-inspired, full-carbon profile that’s 40mm deep and 25mm wide. It’s made from 12k carbon fibers wrapped over a super rigid foam core. Full-carbon construction means the whole wheel is incredibly light at just 1250g. The 20 super-bladed carbon fiber spokes and high, thin carbon hub flanges offer a proven aero advantage. The spokes are made with unidirectional carbon fibers, so they don’t stretch. The spokes run continuously from one edge of the rim to the other, through the hubs (R2R technology), creating one single spoke instead of two. This adds wheel stiffness and eliminates the need to mechanically attach the spokes to the hub.
The rear rim is asymmetrical to improve its drive-side bracing angle, so spoke tension is balanced and the wheel remains stiff under the heaviest lateral loads such as sprints or attacks. The axles are paired with automatically adjusted sealed cartridge bearings for perfect preload. At the back, the ID360 freewheel system provides instant engagement and low friction. The hubs are thru-axle compatible (12x100 up front and 12x142 at the back) and made for Center Lock brake rotors. These wheels are designed, engineered and patented by Mavic in Annecy, France, and are 100% handmade in our European carbon factory.