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They roll as great as they look.

Mavic has always been known to be extremely analytical of industry trends, carefully measuring and calculating the worth of the exhaustive research and testing it does of any product before they release it onto the market. Only a few years ago, wagon wheels were the target of their scrutiny, as 29er mountain bikes were being half-dismissed as cultish and soon to pass. Mavic just watched, and when both the market and their own testing validated the advantages of the big hoops, it developed some, culminating in the fantastic Mavic Crossmax SLR 29in Wheelset.

Let's work our way from the outside in. The 19mm-wide (internal) SLR's rim showcases some of the manufacturing techniques seen on Mavic's coveted road wheels, including ISM-3D machining of the rims to lower their rotational weight as much as possible without compromising their strength - and also giving them a distinct appearance that looks great on any bike, period. Mavic's Maxtal aluminum spokes, set in a 20F/19R configuration, are incredibly light and stuff, and have long since been proven tough enough for mountain bike duty. The SLR's rear hub uses premium double-sealed QRM bearings, and the freehub body motivates the rear wheel via a four-pawl system, with two of the four pawls engaging at once, ensuring rapid and efficient energy transfer without redundant, high-drag pawl movement.

The Mavic Crossmax SLR 29in Wheelset is both UST tubeless and tube compatible, and accepts only six bolt ISO standard disc rotors. This wheelset is is available in the color Black, and the freehub body accepts Shimano and SRAM 8-, 9-, and 10-speed cassettes. The front wheel comes standard with a 15mm thru-axle, which can be converted to a 9mm QR, and the rear options include a standard QR, which can be converted to 12x135, and 12x142mm thru-axles with supplied endcaps. The set weighs 1620 grams.

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Will these work on a 2012 Giant Anthem X 29er 0?

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They will work fine on that bike but possibly need some adapters depending on what your running. Hit me up and I'll make sure we get you everything you need.

801-736-6396 x 5630 or email adewitt@competitivecyclist.com

5 5

Rock Proof Wheelset

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent wheelset! Almost maintenance free. I have own a couple of Mavic SLR wheelset for the last 4 years without any mayor issue. Bike is a Specialized Epic Carbon 29. Bomb Proof

5 5

Rock Garden Grenade Proof

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

500 miles of muck, East Coast rock gardens, high-speed flow trails, and 2 podium finishes. I still don't believe I've not trued these wheels, even after a rear spoke broke after a stick wedged between the the frame and wheel. Oh, and the tire does not come off to change a spoke. The tubeless tires barely leak down as their is no rim tape to worry about. I did put a small dent in the top section of the front wheel descending a nasty trail, that equestrians use too, with sharp edge very loose rocks. the size of footballs. Bike is a Santa Cruz Tallboy and I weigh 190. Thanks for the post below that states with the XD hub I can ride a SRAM 1x11. That's woth thinking about. To finish, I often ride well beyond "light XC".

The description states that "the front wheel comes standard with a 15mm thru-axle, which can be converted to a 9mm QR". My fork has dropouts for a 9 mm QR. Does this wheelset come with the necessary conversion pieces to make the front wheel 9 mm QR? Or do I need to buy something separately?

Do you sell replacement spokes for these wheels?

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HI Justin,

Mavic wants repairs to be performed by authorized dealers, so they put some limits on us sending out replacement parts. Your quickest fix would probably be to find a Mavic Dealer in your area. If that does not work out, please get in touch with us. We will get you set up with a fix.

Are these compatible with XX1?

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To run these wheels with XX1, you would need the Mavix XD driver. Our part number for that XD driver is MAV0521.

Would these fit on a 2011 Cannondale Trail SL2 29er?

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Yes indeed these wheels will work with the Cannodale Trail, they would be an awesome upgrade for you!

Do you carry these wheels in the Lefty version?

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We do not currently carry the Lefty versions for these wheels.

would these wheels work on a Hakalugi disc...

would these wheels work on a Hakalugi disc cyclocross bike?

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Hi Bill,

These wheels would indeed work on a Hakalugi Disc cyclocross bike. The Hakkalugi uses a rear spacing of 135, and so these wheels work work great with a standard 9mm QR configuration. If you are running SRAM 22 or 11 Speed Shimano, you would need to look at another option, as the freehub is only capable of running 10 speeds, but otherwise you should be set. Feel free to email me directly at atierney@Backcountry.com if you have any other questions or concerns.

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Hey Bill, I know Andrew already answered your question, but I just wanted to second it. I own a Hakkalugi disc and have these wheels on it. They are super light, and bomb-proof. I wouldn't get anything else. Most importantly, they look badass and you can run them tubeless

Hey Bill, I know Andrew already answered your question, but I just wanted to second it. I own a Hakkalugi disc and have these wheels on it. They are super light, and bomb-proof. I wouldn't get anything else. Most importantly, they look badass and you can run them tubeless

Is there a road freehub body that will fit...

Is there a road freehub body that will fit on these so I can use an 11 speed road cassette?

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These will be ready to go for 11 speed. Just remove the extra 2.5mm spacer they have on the freehub body- the one that would be behind the cassette.

DOES THE REAR HUB COME WITH THE DT SWISS...

DOES THE REAR HUB COME WITH THE DT SWISS 240 FEAUTURING THE DURABLE 18 TOOTH STAR RATCHET FREEHUB MECHANISM...OR DOES IT COME WITH DT'S 36 TOOTH ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM ? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP...GENE ...

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The Crossmax SLRs do not use DT Swiss hubs or internals. The hubs are Mavic's and us a 4 pawl engagement system.

3 5

Price

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This price and the set front and rear? Does not speak anywhere! Looking forward

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Price is for the front and rear wheelset. Mavic does not sell single wheels.

What is the recommended rider weight for...

What is the recommended rider weight for the Mavic crossmax SLR 29er wheelset

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Mavic does not post a rider weight limit for the SLRs. They are intended to be used as a lightweight, XC oriented/race wheelset. We've had guys in the office weighing just under 200lbs ride these w/o issues. Please e-mail me at jjakupcak@backcoutnry.com if I can help with anything else.

are these wheels compatible with Sram 2x11...

are these wheels compatible with Sram 2x11 components? I am looking to put them on a 2014 Crux Expert.

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Mavic's mtn freehub is not compatible with 11spd road cassettes. HED or Stan's offers some durable road disc wheels with 11spd compatibility. Shoot me an e-mail at jjakupcak@backcoutnry.com if I can help with anything else.

Can you run this wheelset with a 25mm road...

Can you run this wheelset with a 25mm road tire and tubes at 90psi or so? Just wondering if this could work as a nice road disc specific wheelset since the rim width is fairly narrow.

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Yash,

Yes you certainly can. I have a set of 25's that I use with these wheels when my cross tires aren't installed.

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Great wheel

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't know if I'd say this is a pure race wheel but it sure would work as a race wheel. More of a do everything wheel that comes tubeless ready. Great look, sound, and durability.

Great wheel
Crossmax SLR 29 on Cannondale F29 Carbon

Crossmax SLR 29 on Cannondale F29 Carbon

This is at the conclusion of the 92 kilometer Norwegian mountain bike race, the Birkebeinerittet. The wheels are really nice, face rolling wheels. They are also super durable wheels that are perfectly true after six months of hard riding.

I have a Fox Shox Reba fork with a 20mm...

I have a Fox Shox Reba fork with a 20mm thru axle. Will this front hub be compatible with my axle/fork?

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No, the front hub on these wheels are only adaptable between 9mm QR & 15mm.

Do these wheels accept the SRAM 1x11...

Do these wheels accept the SRAM 1x11 Cassette?

Best Answer Responded on

Yes, but only with the XD driver body installed for Sram's 1x11 drivetrains. The freehub body is item number MAV0521 and is $100.