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Though all areas of cycling have their own excitement and romance, there is something so elemental about track racing, something so close to the roots of the sport. With the Mavic Ellipse Track Front Wheel you can hit the boards with the equipment needed to smash your own best times.

If you are just getting started on the track and want to have a wheelset that you can train and race on, or you are already pretty serious about your track racing and want to have some fine working wheels to train on, the Mavic Ellipse clinchers are the way to go. The rims have been improved with a light rim extrusion that makes them even more responsive. The rims are made from Mavic’s Maxtal aluminum, and offers a greater strength to weight ratio than more common 6106 alloy. As a result, the rims are lighter and stronger than their alu competitors. Being aluminum experts, Mavic has also developed a method to keep the rim joint stronger and smoother. After the rim is bent into shape, the joint is arc welded and then that seam is milled for a flush, almost imperceptible finish. In a typically French acronym, they call this their Soudé Usiné Process (SUP), or Welded Machined Process. Whether you remember what they call it, you will notice just how balanced the wheel feels.

The aerodynamics of the Ellipse wheels have been enhanced by the 30mm deep rim profile and the low spoke count of 20 in the front keep this a light wheel at just 905 grams. The ultra-bladed steel spokes also contribute to how well this front wheel slices through the air. The high spoke tension and the radial lacing keep these wheels super stiff and ready to accelerate as soon as you drop the hammer. The hub body of the front wheel is aluminum while the axle is steel. Taking no shortcuts with the Ellipse, Mavic uses their QRM+ bearing system. Super smooth rolling, the cartridge bearings are double sealed.

Mavic wheels come with a two-year warranty against defects. Mavic also has their MP3 Program. Short for Mavic Purchase Protection Plan, this is an extended coverage option. It is not required, but it is a cheap and cheerful way to buy some peace of mind—think crash insurance. You’ll need to buy MP3 through Mavic’s website within ten days of purchasing your Ellipse Track Front Wheel, so be certain to get onto the Mavic site soon after you place your wheel order to get the details.  More information will be packaged with your wheel.

Mavic Ellipse Track Front Wheel will be the first half of what you will find to be the most practical and quality track wheelset possible. Training or racing, the Ellipse will help keep you ahead of the pack.

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