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The limited-edition Deemax DH YLW 27.5 wheel celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Deemax DH in style. Featuring its legendary design in an even brighter yellow, this tribute wheel pays homage to the legends who have written the greatest pages in its history, including Nicolas Vouilloz, Greg Minaar and Sam Hill.

This exceptional wheel was designed at the foot of the French Alps and developed, tested and approved by the riders in the Mavic DH team. It features a 30mm wide welded rim specifically designed to absorb the most violent impacts and to smooth out the vibrations of riding, providing maximum confidence and active relaxation on aggressive terrain.

The Deemax DH YLW is fitted with 28 J-Bend spokes in swaged steel, creating the best possible balance between robustness and compliance for maximum efficiency on the most demanding descents. Designed to be quick and easy to repair in the event of a failure, these spokes don’t require a tedious pit stop to get back on the track quickly. Each wheel comes with two replacement spokes for even greater peace of mind.

The Deemax DH YLW 27.5’s wide rim shape makes it easy to fit DH tires with cross-sections between 2" and 3", offering riders exceptional versatility to adapt their tire setup to any condition.

The ultimate downhill wheel, the Deemax DH YLW 27.5 celebrates Mavic’s heritage and innovation and has a proven track record for providing top performance on the roughest descents.. Choose total confidence in demanding terrain, with ease of maintenance and versatility as bonuses.

Main features

Mythical and disruptive yellow wheel design

A tribute to the numerous victories of Nicolas Vouilloz, Greg Minaar, Sam Hill…
Mavic's signature yellow rim painting rejuvenated

Take on rough terrain with confidence 

Wider welded rim (30mm width) is designed to absorb heavy impacts
The 28 double-butted J-Bend spokes offer the best compromise between strength and dynamism

Easy to service

Quick and easy to fix thanks to J-Bend spokes
Two replacement spokes delivered with every wheelset
Wide rim shape facilitate DH casing tire between 2,0’’ and 3,0’’ set-up, which allows pilots to choose their favourite set-up


  • Weight Rear : 1050 g
  • Material: Maxtal
  • Height: 22 mm
  • Joint: SUP welding technology
  • Internal width: 30 mm
  • Drilling: traditional (front/rear 28 holes)
  • Braking: disc
  • Profile: asymmetrical
  • ETRTO size: 584x30TC
  • Tire: UST Tubeless Ready - Use with Mavic Tubeless Tape
  • Material: steel
  • Shape: bent radius, flat, constricted (rear)
  • Nipples: steel, ABS, black
  • Lacing: crossed 3 (rear) 
  • Body material: aluminium
  • Disc standard : 6 Bolts only
  • Axle material: aluminum
  • Axle size: rear 12x148 or 12x157
  • Freewheel technology: Instant Drive 360
  • Freewheel: Sram XD MTB
  • Bearing technology: QRM automatic setting - sealed cartridge
  • Freewheel body: convertible SHIMANO MS (kit V3990101 sold separately)
  • Freewheel body: convertible SHIMANO HG MTB aluminium (kit V3780101 sold separately)
  • Freewheel body: convertible SHIMANO HG MTB steel (kit V3790101 sold separately)
  • Rear axle adapters: 12x157 convertible to 12x150 (kit V2510901 sold separately)
  • Rear axle adapters: 12x148 convertible to 9x141 (kit V2510801 sold separately)
  • User guide
  • Rim tape mounted on wheel
  • UST valve not mounted on wheel
  • 2 replacement spokes
  • 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 5 : gravity riding focused on the descent
  • 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 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 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.

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