With Interbike missing from the calendar, more companies than ever were using the 2019 Sea Otter Classic to show new products. Wheel companies certainly were no exception to this trend, with brands big and small showing off their latest wheels, many of which were aimed at the gravel movement.
We take a look at a few of the new carbon models from Mavic, Irwin, ENVE and Reynolds that caught our eyes. [Also see our recent gravel tire round-up]
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All of our coverage of new bikes and products is available in our 2019 Sea Otter Classic archive.
We first saw Mavic’s Allroad line of wheels way back in 2015, when it was called the Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad. Now the French brand (owned by an American private equity firm) has since revamped its Allroad line, adding width, carbon and dropping the Ksyrium name.
The new wheelset is called the Allroad Pro Carbon SL in 700c form. There’s also a 650b version called the Allroad Pro Carbon SL+.
The new carbon rims are 23mm wide in 700c and 26mm wide in 650b. All wheels feature 24 steel bladed spokes. The hubs are compatible with QR, 12mm or 15mm thru-axles up front and 12mm TA or QR out back. The hubs are Centerlock only. An XD driver is also available aftermarket.
The 700c SL wheels include Mavic’s 35mm Yksion Allroad tires and are said to be compatible with tires from 23mm to 62mm (2.44”) wide. The SL wheelset weighs a claimed 1,445g.
The wider, smaller diameter SL+ is described as being compatible with 44mm to 60mm tires, a curiously narrower maximum and smaller range than the narrower 700c SL. The SL+ set weighs 1,550g.
Both wheelsets retail for $2,100, but only the SL includes tires.
More info: mavic.com (new wheels are not displayed as of this publishing date)