2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 80

$2,700, Mavic.com
The draw: Aerodynamics and ease

Aerodynamic performance is finally at the top of Mavic’s priorities. These rims are similar to the shape of the brand’s aero standout, the CXR 80, but have a more traditional rim and tire interface instead of using the Blade bumper to fill the gap between tire and rim. As a result, changing a flat is easier with this pair, eliminating one more thing to worry about on race day. And Mavic’s hubs are smooth and reliable, never needing an adjustment over a long-term test.

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