Mavic speed release: a faster, lighter and safer through axle system
A traditional thru-axle system offers outstanding benefits. It is stiffer, safer and offers more precise integration between the wheel and the dropout. The new Mavic Speed Release system offers all of that plus faster wheel changes and ease of use making it the perfect complement to any road disc bike.
The integrated torque control system ensures consistent tightening force during each use and the indexed engagement system keeps the axle, and wheel, in the dropout if unscrewed.
Thanks to the torque control system, the tightening force is exact and predictable which allows us to confidently make our axle just 40g. Without this built-in predictability, conventional thru-axles must be overbuilt and weigh at least 50% more than the Mavic Speed Release system.
The Mavic Speed Release axle stays on the wheel when removed from the bike so no longer will you need a third hand to manage where to put your axle.
Enve Composites will launch the first MAVIC SPEED RELEASE compatible road fork in early 2017. To support industry wide innovation, the details to manufacture frames and forks compatible with the Mavic Speed Release system are available for all brands to license at no cost.