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Ever wondered about whether you're undermining performance when mounting one manufacturer's tire with another manufacturer's wheelset? After all, just because a wheel (or tire) performs a particular way in product testing doesn't mean it will perform the same way when tested with a different tire (or wheel). Mavic thought long and hard about this idea and decided to put all variables solely in their control. They contacted the folks at Vittoria and had a tire built specifically to their specifications, and, after years of R&D, Mavic created the first wheel/ tire system. The technology worked so well, it trickled down all the way to an entry level system, introducing the Mavic Aksion Tire.

The Aksion is built using a single-compound, lightweight, 66TPI casing to provide a supple and responsive ride. The bead is composed of foldable aramid fibers that shed weight and facilitate a seamless rim/tire interface. The Aksion is also equipped with a nylon breaker to protect from punctures. It's not quite commuter tire worthy, but definitely worthy of wrapping a nice set of training hoops. The 65a single durometer rubber reduces rolling resistance without requiring a ridiculously high pressure-Mavic recommends inflation anywhere between 100-145 psi, satisfying nearly any preference.

At 250 grams, the Mavic Aksion tire is slightly weightier than the PowerLink (215g) and GripLink (215g) tires. However, the Aksion is a bit more affordable, making it less painful when it comes time to replace a set. The Aksion is available in both a 25mm and 23mm width that are not front or rear specific, so no matter which size you choose, the tire can be run on either wheel.

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Look good

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have to agree with another post below that they are difficult to get on. Did not pinch any tubes though, I took my time and managed to keep from pinching any tubes. Roll nice and look great. No real miles to brag about as I just installed them yesterday and rode 15 miles on them today. But ran over a tree branch and a large piece of radial tire and no flat so far so good.

Too small

    I hate how tight this tire is. I am using it on Mavic rims. I can't tell you how many tubes I have pinched trying to get this thing on or off. The good is it's on sales so it is cheap. But I have had less trouble getting a wire bead tubeless tire on a mountain bike. It gets the job done and it's not too expensive.

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    can anyone recommend a good, reasonably...

    can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced winter tyre to go on mavic aksium rims? or are winter tyres just standard regardless of the wheel?