Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled

Famed French company finally enters world of composite MTB hoops

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The aluminum hubs have adjustable sealed cartridge bearings, and play nice with boost or standard standard spacing.

The aluminum hubs have adjustable sealed cartridge bearings, and play nice with boost or standard standard spacing (click to enlarge).

Mavic XA Pro Carbon Wheel/Tire System
  • Price: $1850 (tires included)
  • Available: September 1
  • Claimed wheel weight: 1470g for 27.5; 1600g for 29er
  • Rim material: Unidirectional carbon fiber
  • Internal width: 26mm
  • External width: 32mm
  • Rim profile: Hookless
  • Valve hole diameter: 6.5mm
  • Tire type: UST tubeless
  • Spoke count: 24 front and rear
  • Spoke lacing: Front and rear 2-cross
  • Spoke material: Steel
  • Spoke shape: Straight pull, bladed, double butted
  • Hub body material: Aluminum
  • Hub internals: Adjustable sealed cartridge bearings
  • Hub width: Boost (front 110, rear 148) or standard (front 100, rear 135/142)
  • Color: Black only
  • Disc standard: 6 bolt
  • Freewheel: ITS-4 alloy
  • Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM, convertible to XD with optional driver body
  • Front axle: Convertible from 15mm thru axle to quick release with included adapters
  • Rear axle: 12mm thru axle, convertible to quick release with optional adapters
  • Tires: Quest Pro UST tubeless ready
  • Front and rear tread: Dual compound
  • Casing: 127tpi
  • Tire sizes and claimed weight: 27.5×2.40 (780g) or 29×2.35 (810g)
Continue to page 4 to learn about the new Mavic XA Elite alloy trail wheels »

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 Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, 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 kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.

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