This tyre, or set of tyres, offer a great road feel. Plenty of grip makes cornering smooth and the rider feels in control. Suppleness takes away vibration and they roll really well. I picked up a pinch flat riding on gravel when the tyre was slightly under inflated but otherwise they have performed exceptionally well.
I had no idea what direction to mount these tires in. There was supposed to be an indicator, but there was none. I email Mavic two separate times, and never got a response. I will never buy another Mavic product again!
Thanks for your review! Generally speaking, tires with a tread like this should be mounted so that the tread is pointing in the direction that you're traveling. Our customer service department is great with questions like this -- please don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever need help!
The GripLink and PowerLink tires came with my new Mavic rims. I usually run Continental 4000s tires, so I was a little hesitant about using them. I only have about 300 miles on them so far, so I am still testing. They are being used in Tucson, a place that is notorious for thorns and rough roads. They carried me through the El Tour race with no problems. So far the tires have performed excellent.
I am an avid road cyclist with an annual average 9000 miles. I am impressed with the traction of this tireduring rainy conditions. It corners very well and I can get about 2000 to 2500 miles on them (nothwistanding abrasions from road debris) I was a big Michelle's fan until these came along. Love how they work well together with the Mavic wheel system