THE MTB WORLD
JUST RIDE & RELAX
CROSS-COUNTRY & TRAIL
Mountain biking originated in the United States in the 1970s with a group of friends looking for a new thrill. Tired of tarmac roads, these young adventurers converted their bikes to hurtle down the Californian mountain trails. Mountain Bikes were born.
Despite its relatively recent history, mountain biking has spread rapidly around the world and has diversified over the years. Today, there are more than ten mountain bike disciplines: cross-country, trail, enduro, DH, all-mountain, freeride, e-MTB...
Among these, cross-country (XCO) can be considered the leading sport. Since 1996, it has been the only one on the Olympic Games program. To be ahead of their opponents on a technical and hilly track the rider requires the best possible performance from the wheels. Light and robust, cross-country wheels will allow them to gain precious seconds to overcome the intensity of the effort. One goal: victory.
Even more widespread, trail riding is a form of mountain biking based on endurance and exploration. Discovering unknown trails, climbing new summits, easily descending the steepest slopes... Easy to handle, stable and robust trail wheels are essential to provide you with unequalled pleasure during your outings.
OUR MISSION & HISTORY: THE CROSSMAX
As early as 1985, Mavic started producing mountain bike rims, designing the first M4 and M5 models. It was 11 years later that the first global Mavic wheel system was born: the Crossmax. Rim, spokes, and hub are designed to work in harmony.
The Crossmax is entirely designed in France and manufactured in our European factories. First made for cross-country, a revolutionary wheel that is strong and light. It will prove itself at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Today it’s still at the highest level and the latest performances of our athletes prove it, like the great 2021 season of Victor KORETZKY (Team KMC Orbea). 3rd in the XCO World Championships and winner of several World Cup rounds, he rides the Crossmax SL Ultimate.
On the back of these successes in the World Cup and the Olympic Games, we have adapted all our know-how and skills from the legendary CROSSMAX SL’s to trail riding. For the simple pleasure of riding alone or in a group, get on your bike equipped with our CROSSMAX XL and set off to discover new trails in complete peace of mind. Explore new trails and expand your horizons without worrying about your bike being under too much strain.
RELAX, RIDE, CROSSMAX
DISCOVER THE CROSSMAX RANGE: our naming principle
Behind every Crossmax is a lightweight, high-performance mountain bike wheel. Cross-country (SL) or Trail (XL), carbon or aluminum wheels: the Crossmax wheels amaze the rider with their dynamic and responsive feel when the slope gets steep. Depending on your bike and your riding style, you can choose from a range of different widths to provide the right s and comfort. Whatever your ride, both models will give you extra confidence and reliability on your rides.
NB: To discover our complete range of MTB wheels, click HERE.
CROSS-COUNTRY or TRAIL ?
CROSSMAX SL : cross-country
- Crossmax SL Ultimate - carbon (2 000€)
- Crossmax SL R - carbon (1 390€)
- Crossmax SL S - aluminium (790€)
- Crossmax SL - aluminium (550€)
- Crossmax - aluminium (375€)
NB : Rim width = 25mm (execpt SLU 30)
CROSSMAX XL : trail
NB : Rim width = 30mm
ID360 Ratchet System Freewheel
INSTANT DRIVE 360
Present on all our CROSSMAX wheels, the Instant Drive 360 is the brand new freewheel system designed and developed by Mavic.
Rigid and durable, its double ratchet mechanism guarantees faster engagement, offering the rider more direct acceleration and maximum power transfer at each relaunch, without losing power.
The ID360 is also designed to be compatible with all existing freewheel bodies: HG9, Micro Spline, SRAM XD...
Go to the complete page dedicated to the ID360 to discover the many advantages of our technology.
The hub of MAVIC wheels
Light and designed to maximise your performance, our brand new Infinity Hub is present on the entire CROSSMAX range. Introduced in 2020, the Infinity Hub optimizes the lateral stiffness of the wheel and guarantees a relationship with the spoke.
Combined with 24 identical straight spokes of the same length at the front and rear, our hub offers unparalleled ease of repair and maintenance.
The new spoking system has also been designed to increase the reliability and longevity of the wheel.
Finally, 2 spare spokes are delivered with each MTB wheel. For more information on our Infinity Hub, click HERE.
Specific to the CROSSMAX SL Ultimate, the new Adaptive Lay Up technology saves 70g per rim. The 25mm wide rim only weighs 340g.
This special lay-up technique allows us to produce carbon rims with less material between the spokes.
The spoke holes are reinforced with strategically placed carbon layers, which reduces weight without compromising the stiffness and strength of the wheel.
INTER SPOKE MILLING (ISM)
ISM is used on the SLS and XLS models. This manufacturing process developed by Mavic consists in reducing the thickness of the rim between the spoke holes to obtain a light and strong rim without compromising the strength and solidity of the wheel.
Laboratory tests have shown that an ISM rim is 10% to 20% lighter than a standard rim.
Less weight means less inertia, less effort and more efficiency. Better shock absorption ensures a smooth ride and improved battery life.
Present on our aluminium wheels to increase rim strength, Mavic's Fore technology links the spokes directly to the lower rim bridge. This process marks the end of the drilling of the rim's upper bridge.
As the rim is naturally watertight, the tubeless tyre can be mounted without taping. Thanks to Fore concept, we can offer you the only true tubeless wheel.
This system allows you to easily change the spokes without dismounting the tyre and saves 30g on the overall weight of the wheel thanks to the lack of rim tape.
Specific to our aluminium wheels, the matte Black Shield treatment offers an incomparable finish to your Crossmax. This double treatment will protect the rim from impacts, combining style and durability.
The resistance to stone and scratch impacts is twice as high as a standard rim (twice the life span). Your rim will remain completely black, whatever your riding style or playground.
For all-around cross-country performance, including faster climbing and descending, this premium 29” alloy wheelset delivers stiffness, durability and the easiest tubeless system available today.
The Crossmax SL is designed to be our most advanced alloy cross-country wheel ever. For anyone looking to burn up the XC course, this lightweight, efficient 29” wheel offers the world’s easiest tubeless system at an attainable price. .
Crank up steep climbs and bomb technical descents with the best all-around alloy trail wheel we’ve ever built. The new Crossmax XL S is lighter and stronger, and it makes tubeless setup a breeze.
Super strong and durable, this 29” MTB wheelset offers unrivaled alloy rim performance and a tubeless system that’s easier to use than anything else on the market.