Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad review£820.00

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To cater for today’s drop bar bikes with unpaved road abilities, Mavic has launched the disc-only Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad — adding beef to the Ksyrium family’s riding credentials.

They’re available with 28mm Yksion Elite Guard non-tubeless or 30mm Yksion Elite Allroad tubeless tyres (with tubes), and six-bolt or Center Lock fittings. They come with swappable hub end caps for quick-release, 12mm thru-axles or 15mm front thru-axles, tubeless valves and sealant.

We first rode these on fireroads in the US Midwest, where they proved bombproof

They measure 23.5mm externally, 19mm internally — wider than average, but able to fit any frame — and 22mm tall at the spokes. Aluminium axles turn in sealed cartridge bearings and aluminium hub bodies, with 24 straight-pull Zicral spokes screwed in to the rims.

Our pair, with 12mm thru-axle end caps, weighed 1,640g, and we tested them with the 334g 30mm Elite Allroad tyres set up tubeless. It’s obvious that the Ksyrium’s tautness has been maintained, as aided by Mavic’s fast nine-degree ID360 freewheel engagement, and drive pick-up is fast. The weight increase means acceleration is dulled and the tyres aren’t super-quick on tarmac, but for wheels built to take a pounding, they’re lively.

We first rode these on fireroads in the US Midwest, where they proved bombproof. Although the tyres have no raised side knobs, directional stability and corner grip off road in dry, reasonably firm conditions is good. They’ve confirmed that back home in the UK and make a tough option for road and hardpacked gravel.

Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad pricing

  • Front: £369 / US$588 / AU$TBC
  • Rear: £451 / US$662 / AU$TBC

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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