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CROSSMAX SL 29
The name Crossmax has a long history in the world of XC riding and racing, and the new Crossmax SL lives up to that legacy. It offers many of our proven Mavic technologies at an attainable price. Weighing just 1700g, it’s a true all-rounder and the best alloy XC wheel in its category.

The rims are made with our patented Fore technology featuring a fully sealed upper rim bridge that eliminates the need for rim tape. That saves 30 grams per wheel, not to mention the hassle of using tape to set up tubeless tires. The rim has a 25mm internal width with a durable hookless profile, and our Black Shield technology gives them a distinctive, modern look that protects against scratches and abrasions.

We use 24 straight-pull spokes (same spoke length throughout) for a strong connection between the rim and hub and a perfect balance between efficiency and durability. Special machining on the hub ensures that the spoke head is secured but can still travel in the slot. This allows the wheel to absorb impacts from trail obstacles. Our Instant Drive 360 freewheel coupled with QRM Auto bearing technology provides fast engagement and added durability. The Crossmax SL 29 is compatible with Shimano HG9, Micro Spline and SRAM XD driver bodies. It’s available with 6-bolt or center lock brake rotors in 29” only and is compatible with a 15x110 front axle and 12x148 rear. It comes with valves, replacement spokes and accessories.

Main features

Faster accelerating and climbing capabilities

Fore technology sealed rim design minimizes weight and increases strength. Eliminating rim tape saves 30g per rim. Ultra-reliable ID360 freewheel system for instant engagement.

Increased traction and durability

25mm wide hookless rim profile optimized for lower tire pressures, resulting in improved grip in all conditions. Optimized for modern XC tubeless tires from 2.1 to 2.30". Black Shield treatment protects rims against impacts and scratches.

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 durability of the rim.

Specifications

  • Weight Pair : 1695 g
  • Weight Front : 785 g
  • Weight Rear : 910 g
  • Material: Maxtal
  • Height: 22 mm
  • Joint: SUP welding technology
  • Internal width: 25 mm
  • Drilling : Fore tapeless tubeless technology (front/rear 24 holes)
  • Braking: disc
  • Profile: asymmetrical and hookless
  • ETRTO size: 622x25TSS
  • 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 30mm - pressure max. 4.05Bar/59PSI
  • Maximum tyre size: width 64mm - pressure max. 2.45Bar/36PSI
  • ASTM category 3 : cross country
  • 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