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CROSSMAX XL S 29
You never know what the trail might throw at you: steep climbs and white-knuckle drops, hero dirt and chunky rocks. Whatever trail features and fun you find, the new Crossmax XL S is ready to roll. This best-in-class alloy 29” wheel features many of the proven technologies that have long made Mavic a leader in MTB wheel innovation.

The rims are engineered with our patented Fore technology, featuring a fully sealed upper bridge that eliminates the need for rim tape. That saves 30 grams per wheel and does away with the hassle of using tape to set up tubeless tires. We use ISM rim machining, which removes material in strategic areas of the rim to minimize weight without compromising strength. The rim has a 30mm internal width, optimized to squeeze the best performance out of any modern trail tire, and our Black Shield technology gives them distinctive finish that protects against scratches and abrasions.

We use 24 straight-pull spokes to further dial in the sweet spot between lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. The Infinity hubs feature a stiffer and lighter construction that is enhanced by the ultra-reliable ID360 double ratchet system for fast engagement. The wheelset is set up for 6-bolt or center lock disc mounts and is compatible with Shimano HG9, SRAM XD, and Micro Spline freewheel bodies. It’s available in 29” only and ships with UST tubeless valves, spare spokes and accessories.

Main features

Best in its class alloy Trail wheelset

Super strong rim with ISM machining minimizes weight without compromising strength.

More confidence and control on rugged trails

30mm wide rim is optimized for lower tire pressure, giving you a smoother ride with more traction and control. Triangular rim shape absorbs heavy impacts so you're free to bomb the descents.

Most user-friendly tubeless system 

Fore technology fully sealed rim with no rim tape makes it easy to mount and change tubeless tires. Leaving the upper rim bridge intact boosts the stiffness and the durability of the rim.

Specifications

  • Weight Pair : 1790 g
  • Weight Front : 830 g
  • Weight Rear : 960 g
  • Material: Maxtal
  • Height: 22 mm
  • Joint: SUP welding technology
  • Internal width: 30 mm
  • Drilling : Fore tapeless tubeless technology (front/rear 24 holes)
  • Braking: disc
  • Profile: asymmetrical
  • ETRTO size: 622x30TC
  • Tire: UST Tubeless Ready
  • Material: steel
  • Shape: straight, extra-flat, constricted, antirot (front and rear)
  • Nipples: brass, black
  • Screw: M7
  • Lacing: crossed 2 (front and rear) 
  • Body material: aluminium
  • Body design: INFINITY
  • Disc standard : 6 Bolts or Center Lock®
  • Axle material: aluminum
  • Axle size: front 15x110 / rear 12x148
  • Freewheel technology: Instant Drive 360
  • Freewheel: Shimano HG MTB / Shimano MS / Sram XD MTB
  • Bearing technology: QRM automatic setting - sealed cartridge
  • Freewheel body: convertible SHIMANO HG MTB steel (kit V3790101 sold separately)
  • Front axle adapters: 15x110 convertible to 9x110 (kit 99694101 sold separetly)
  • Front axle adapters: convertible to 15x31mm with Torque Cap (kit V2374401 sold separetly)
  • Rear axle adapters: 12x148 convertible to 9x141 (kit V2510801 sold separetly)
  • User guide
  • UST valve not mounted on wheel
  • 2 replacement spokes with each wheel
  • 2 Multifonction adjustment wrench with the rear wheel
  • Minimum tyre size: width 52mm - pressure max. 2.95Bar/43PSI
  • Maximum tyre size: width 76mm - pressure max. 2.45Bar/36PSI
  • ASTM category 4 : enduro and trail riding
  • Maximum weight supported by the wheels: must not exceed 150 Kg (bike weight included)

Key technology

LightnessMaxtal aluminum alloy
Light and strong. Exclusive to Mavic, this specific aluminum alloy offers a higher strength to weight ratio than conventional 6106 alloy.
LightnessISM light rim technology
Inter Spoke Milling is an exclusive Mavic patented concept. The ISM involves the machining of the lower bridge of the rim between each spoke hole to create a light and rigid rim without reducing the durability of the rim.
Efficiency RigidityFore tapeless tubeless technology
Stiffer and stronger. Instead of being drilled, the lower rim bridge is pushed up on the inside, then threaded to enable the spoke nipples to be directly screwed in it, leaving the upper rim bridge intact.
Efficiency RigidityInstant Drive 360 freewheel technology
The new Instant Drive 360 freewheel system is super light and efficient. A large contactless rubber seal provides low friction, while a wide array of end caps makes it super versatile.
Efficiency RigidityUST tubeless technology
Traction and control. Universal Standard for Tubeless. Ready to ride tubeless system. The UST concept improves traction, control and comfort whilst reducing inertia and flats.
Safety ReliabilitySUP welding technology
Soudé Usiné Process, stronger and smoother joint. After bending, the rim joint is arc welded. The welded seam is then milled for a smooth finish.
Safety ReliabilityBlack Shield treatment (protects your rim against impacts and scratches)
This treatment doubles the rim's lifespan against stone impacts and scratches. Super strong double coated treatment with a matt finish.
Safety ReliabilityInfinity hub design
Efficient power transfer thanks to optimised non-contact spoke lacing (no noise under load) and tension distribution. The length of the spokes at the front and rear is identical. Maintenance is easy thanks to a tool-free solution.
Safety ReliabilityQRM Auto bearing preload technology
Qualité de Roulements Mavic Auto. Those cartridge bearings are of course double sealed with C3 internal clearance. Their preload is automatically adjusted to guarantee a perfect spin with no play on the long run.

User guides and documents

General User GuideDownload PDF
FreewheelDownload PDF
AdaptateurDownload PDF

CROSSMAX XL S 29