All our wheels are focused on real-world performance, with the cooperation of athletes.
It's a major development process to obtain reliable and high performance wheels. All year round, we work in partnership with international athletes. Their experiences in competition and numerous test riders in the field allowed us to perfect our 29" wheels. With their comments, we addressed 3 major points:
The weight argument: we were able to keep the same number of spokes as in a 26", and because we had strengthened them, the wheel doesn't gain too much mass.
The rim profile: to prevent spoke fatigue and cracking, we created a rim profile strengthened especially for 29".
Enhanced spoke reliability: on Crossmax SLR, spokes on the drive side, which bear the greatest loads, receive a special treatment to make them stronger.
17 Mavic tech centers and a presence on all the major events of the circuit allow us to design reliable and high perfomance wheels, for all conditions.
We don't rest on 20 years of experience building mountain bike wheels. We impose laboratory and field tests at every stage in wheel development. We test the limits of our products, leaving nothing to chance.
On 29-inch wheels, as on the other models of the range, we set up demanding tests of strength and solidity to verify the product reliability. We apply heavy loads to the wheels to mimic real racing conditions.
To assess the performance of our wheels, professional racers test and compare prototypes. To ensure their reliability, they have been distributed to more than 600 testers, over the course of nearly 2 years, with monthly reporting and analysis.
During the last few years, we perfected technologies to meet the needs of the most demanding users.
Four of these technologies contribute to the performance of our 29" wheels.
Immediate transmission of energy
Instant Transfer System 4. The use of 4 pawls working 2 by 2 assures an ultra-fast engagement, for a more dynamic ride. The versatility of this system...
Universal Standard for Tubeless. Traction, grip, control. Get ready to experience a true tubeless system. The UST universal concept improves traction; control...
Inter Spoke Milling/ 3 Dimension. The ISM3D technology pushes the concept ISM even farther by machining all the outer walls of the rim between every spoke insertion...
Rigidity and resistance
Only the outer of the 2 rim walls is drilled! The rim is 4 more times resistant to fatigue, and 20% stiffer, for effective transfer of your energy...