Make the most of your investment.
Unless you're the type that buy a sports car, only to fill it with 85 octane, you want to make the most of investment. And if you bought the Mavic Cosmic CXR 80s, you should know that Mavic intends for you to run its Yksion CXR GripLink Tubular Tire on the front wheel.
As we're sure that you know, the Cosmic CXR 80 is the first wheelset in history that's been designed, engineered, and constructed around the use of a specific tire. Mavic went through the pains of creating front and rear specific tires for the wheelset, and this Yksion GripLink is the intended front tire. So you might be asking yourself: What does it mean to be 'front-specific,' let alone designed for use with a specific wheel? Well, Mavic knows that rider-load isn't distributed evenly between wheels. As your mass is situated over the rear portion of the bike, your weight is more pressing on the rear wheel than the front. Accordingly, Mavic created a softer compound, GripLink, for its front tires. GripLink's soft tread improves the front wheel's function of cornering. Now, as the name suggests, you can descend and turn with more stability and confidence.
Additionally, the Yksion has a strong, 210 TPI nylon casing to assist in this process. Together, these technologies effectively minimize rolling resistance, resulting in unbridled speed and efficiency. And for even more speed, don't forget that the Yksion GripLink is designed for use with Mavic's CX01 blades. So, with the CXR 80 and the CX01 blade, you get the smoothest, most uncorrupted wheel/tire interface on the market.
For durability, the tire has been given reinforced sidewalls that will resist cuts and minimize punctures.
The MavicYksion CXR GripLink Tubular Tire is available in the color Black with Yellow/red Mavic labeling to perfectly match the Cosmic CXR 80. The tire also comes in a 700c x 23mm size. Please note that the tire does not include the CX01 blades or glue.