Mavic Crossmax wheels get wider and boosted

Popular alloy cross-country hoops also now more affordable

27.5 29er News Tires Wheels
Wheels come in 27.5 and 29er versions, with or without boost.

These updated alloy XC wheels now come in 27.5 and 29er versions, with or without boost.

It’s been a busy first quarter of 2016 for Mavic. First parent company Amer Sports bought U.S. based carbon wheel maker ENVE. Then the famed French cycling company released a new line-up of carbon clincher road wheels. Now Mavic is unveiling upgrades to its popular Crossmax Pro and Crossmax Elite alloy XC mountain bike wheels, adding boost compatibility, widening rim profiles, and reducing price. Both wheelsets are available in 27.5 and 29. Here’s a feature-by-feature breakdown of each.

Hubs are laced with 24 Zicral with Isopulse spokes for better stiffness and responsiveness.

Hubs are laced with 24 Zicral with Isopulse spokes for better stiffness and responsiveness.

Mavic Crossmax Pro Wheels
  • Price: $1099 (including tires and tubeless rim tape)
  • Color: Back only
  • Compatibility: Shimano/Sram, convertible to XD with optional driver body
  • Construction: ISM4D machining lowers weight
  • Spokes: 24 Zicral with Isopulse lacing for better stiffness and responsiveness
  • Rim width: 22mm internal with hookless profile
  • Rotor attachment: 6-bolt
  • Hubs: ITS 4 freewheel system for faster acceleration
  • Hub width: Boost (front 110, rear 148) or non-Boost (front 100, rear 135/142)
  • Tires: Pulse Pro XC UST tubeless 2.1” or 2.25”
  • Tire construction: Light and strong single ply casing
  • Tire compound: X-mix dual compound
  • Claimed weight: 1535 grams (27.5″ without tires); 1590 grams (29” without tires)
  • More info: www.mavic.us

Mavic Crossmax Elite

Mavic Crossmax Elite Wheels
  • Price: $750 (including tires and tubeless rim tape)
  • Color: Back or black/red
  • Compatibility: Shimano/Sram, convertible to XD with optional driver body
  • Rim width: 22mm internal with hookless profile
  • Construction: ISM4D machining lowers weight
  • Hubs: ITS 4 freewheel system for faster acceleration
  • Hub width: Boost (front 110, rear 148) or non-Boost (front 100, rear 135/142)
  • Spokes: 24 straight-pull bladed and double-butted front and rear
  • Rotor attachment: 6-bolt
  • Tires: Pulse Pro XC UST tubeless 2.1” or 2.25”
  • Tire construction: Light and strong single ply casing
  • Tire compound: X-mix dual compound
  • Claimed weight: 1565 grams (27.5″ without tires); 1615 grams (29” without tires)
  • More info: www.mavic.us

Read more about Mavic’s Crossmax Wheel-Tire System.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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  • eb1888 says:

    22mm inside dimension? Amer needs to hire a mtb wheel designer. Whoever is signing off on these designs is totally unaware of the current status of the sport and wasting corporate resources.
    30,35 and 40mm id is a minimum to be in the marketplace.
    At this point Mavic is just a road bike wheel manufacturer.

  • ljsmith says:

    eb1888, you want 40mm for a XC wheel? 40mm is too wide for typical XC tire widths and would make for some heavy wheels. I guess thats why you are not a wheel designer.

  • eb1888 says:

    Any of their wheels. You name it. They don’t produce anything useable.
    23mm id is their widest across their offerings for any discipline in any diameter.
    Boost 27.5+ bikes from Scott and Specialized and Norco and Ibis and Santa Cruz and 29+ from Trek all need wheels. I guess you haven’t noticed those bikes.
    For example the Scott Genius uses a 40mm id Syncros X-40 as does the hardtail Scale 710 Plus with Nobby Nic or Rocket Ron 2.8 tires.

  • eb1888 says:

    I did do some unpaid design consulting on two asym carbon rims that ended up after changes at 34 and 39mm id for a Chinese supplier. So I’ve retained my amateur status.

  • Ralph says:

    ljsmith – for the win!

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