Procycling - - Wind Tunnel Tech -

Price: £2,050 Weight: 1,723g

The CXR uses clip-in ‘blades’ to smooth the tran­si­tion from tyre to rim. They aren’t UCI-le­gal so pros have to race with­out them but you can use them in most TTs. The CXR 80 is now nearly four years old but still a force. It’s tubu­lar- only and comes with Mavic’s speci ic tyre, the pat­tern of which is de­signed to in lu­ence air low. Grip is good in the dry but less so in the wet. We had a scary slide in a cor­ner at 35mph. Most car­bon wheels have a de­lay be­fore brak­ing ar­rives in the wet; with the CXR 80s it never ar­rives. They’re sta­ble and fast at high yaw in the tun­nel but slow at low yaw.

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