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First Look: Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon wheels

Mavic set us up with its superlight Crossmax Pro Carbon wheels for the final round of the Epic Rides series.

Editor’s note: Mavic is sponsoring our coverage of the Epic Rides Series of mountain bike races in 2018. For the final race in Arkansas, we’ll be riding Mavic’s Crossmax Pro Carbon wheels.

Throughout 2018, we have been riding Mavic’s Crossmax Elite Carbon wheels. For the Oz Trails Off-Road, the final round of the Epic Rides Series, Mavic wanted to set us up with something special: its top of the line Crossmax Pro Carbon wheels.

As is the case with the Elite Carbon wheels, the Pro Carbon wheels were designed with Mavic’s finite element simulation software to tune the carbon fiber layup in the rims.

With the Pro wheels, it has shaved weight to get the entire 29er wheelset down to 1,510 grams.

Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon features:

– 27.5″ weight (pair): 1,450g
– 29″ weight (pair): 1,510g
– Full carbon tubeless rim with hookless bead, 26mm inner width front, 23mm inner width rear
– 24-spoke, two-cross lacing front and rear
– Instant Drive 360 freehub with the option for 11-speed or XD driver
– Alloy axles front and rear
– Compatible with standard axle spacing (15 x 100m/12 x 142mm) or Boost (15 x 110mm/12 x 148mm) with QR adapters available on non-Boost wheels.