Upgrading from Mavic Aksium’s

saunders1000 Posts: 2
edited August 2019 in Road general
I’ve had a pair of Mavic Aksium’s for around six years and have been quite impressed.

However I’m thinking of upgrading to something like a pair of JRA Lark Lights or Hunt Four Seasons or something similar.

My question is whether I will notice a marked improvement over the Aksium’s?

And people’s thoughts on Lark Lights, Hunt Four Sesons also welcome.



  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,248
    They will feel slightly livelier and less dead, but they won't improve your speed or climbing ability very much, if that's what you are after
    left the forum March 2023
  • mab2444
    mab2444 Posts: 7
    Aksiums are pretty good for four season use especially if paired with decent tyres such as continental GP 4 seasons.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    hunts are very overpriced and very not worth it.

    i'd go for something really sweet, really carbon or along the lines of kyserium elite for spring, summer autumn and keep the aksiums for winter.

    farsports, carbonzone are exactly the same as Hunt but half the price

    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • svetty
    svetty Posts: 1,904
    Can thoroughly recommend JRA - decent people making good wheels!
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,682
    Or have a chat with Malcolm OTP thecycleclinic.co.uk I have his wheels, very happy with.