Mavic introduced the newest member of the Crossmax wheel family today with the SL cross-country wheel system. Made for racers and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for exceptional light weight without sacrificing stiffness, durability or ride quality. Thanks to an all-new rim shape and Mavic's proprietary ISM 4D machining process, the Crossmax SL wheels are up to 100 grams lighter than the current lightest mountain-bike wheels in the range, the Crossmax SLR. Of course, Mavic's known and proven technologies like FORE spoke insertion drilling, bladed Zicral spokes (20 front and rear), Isopulse lacing for the rear wheel (radial drive/2-cross non drive), and UST tubeless compatibility are integrated into the new Crossmax SL.
Crossmax SL wheels will be available in every size and configuration. The ITS-4 rear hub accommodates standard quick release fitment, plus 135x12mm and 142x12mm thru-axles. Shimano 10- and 11-speed cog systems can be fitted, as can SRAM 11-speed (with the Mavic XD driver body, available separately). The front hub fits standard quick releases and 15QR systems. Additionally, the 27.5-inch and 29-inch wheels will be available to fit Cannondale Lefty Supermax forks.
Weights are as follows:
26-inch (1390g per pair, 630g front/760g rear)
27.5-inch (1470g per pair, 665g front/805g rear)
29-inch (1520g per pair, 690g front/830g rear)
The wheels will be available in the U.S. in September for $1,000 per pair.