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As capable as your 27.5 frame.
Mavic's Crossmax XL Pro 27.5in WTS Wheelset is part of a line designed to provide reliable handling on everything from tight, technical switchbacks to sweeping descents along root-latticed singletrack. The wheelset is made for versatility, burlier and more capable than weight-conscious XC hoops but far more responsive than wheels designed to be steered down big descents by low-slung gravity machines. The 27.5 version of the Crossmax XL Pro expertly complements a nimble 27.5 frame, able to navigate changing terrain while providing all of the bombproof durability that has long been associated with Mavic wheels.
Mavic shapes the Crossmax XL Pro's rims with Maxtal aluminum, a Mavic-exclusive version of aluminum treated to display 30% more resistance under stress and a better overall strength-to-weight ratio than the more conventional 6061 alloy. Anticipating unavoidable hits on the trail, Mavic also chose to beef up the stress-prone sidewalls of the rim to enhance their durability, and then used its Inter Spoke Milling (ISM) technology to carefully remove excess material from between the spokes and other low-stress areas of the wheel. The result is a lightweight, efficient rim in which every gram contributes to overall rigidity and fatigue-resistance.
Twenty-four bladed, straight-pull Zicral aluminum spokes link the strong rims to Mavic's QRM+ hubs. The spokes are laced in a shock-absorbing cross arrangement on the front wheel, and the rear wheel gets a radial drive-side and two-cross non-drive side pattern for increased stiffness where it's most needed. The hubs feature an aluminum body and axle with sealed cartridge bearings with Mavic's signature tight tolerances and on-bike micro-adjustability to allow you to adjust ride quality throughout changing conditions. The four pawls working two-by-two also boast a responsive 7.5 degree engagement, allowing you to quickly pop over a steep crux or channel your power straight into the pedals as you accelerate out of a corner.
Since the Crossmax XL Pro's are a complete wheel/tire system, Mavic includes its own tubeless-ready Crossmax Quest tires, which boast a grippy 66 TPI and a high-density Guard + layer to both protect against flats and reinforce the tire casing for a more supple, comfortable ride. The wheelset comes with a tubeless conversion kit, including sealant and valves, as well as quick-release skewers. The front wheel accepts a standard quick-release skewer out of the box, but you can also pop off the quick-release end caps to convert it for use with a 15mm thru-axle. The rear hub is adaptable for a quick-release axle or 12 x 142mm thru-axle.
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I've always been hard on my wheels, so carry zero interest in the carbon hoop world. This set here is a true winner from Mavic. As stiff as an Enve, equal performance, with marginally more weight, now on sale for 14% of the price. How can you beat that?!... You can't.
Awesome wheel set, and the price!
OK, the ONLY complaint I have is the set came set up as the wrong advertised axle size, but with the adapter sets. A bit of a hassle, but for gods sake, a great price! And I had a discussion chat online, the folks went out of their way to help. I love Competitive Cyclist!
I recently purchased a 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 and would like to upgrade the wheels. Front is 15x110. Rear is 12x148. I'm no wheel expert. Will these Crossmax work?
Hey Ben, these wheels use 15x100 front spacing and 12x142 rear. So, they won't work with your 5010. We have plenty of wheels that will work very well with that bike. Feel free to reach out at 801.204.4556 or email@example.com to chat about them!
Do you ship this product to Canada?
Hi Hugo, we can only ship Mavic within the US.
Does the wheelset come whit a xd driver for sram cassettes?
Can you ship this product to canada?
Hi Hugo, these do not come with an XD driver included. They can be converted with the optional Mavic XD ITS-4 driver.