MAVIC 2018 Wheelset XA Pro Carbon 27.5
Trail riding is all about saving energy on the climbs so you can enjoy the descents even more. And, when well designed, carbon wheels can perform brilliantly at both. However, we’ve heard plenty of feedback from riders that carbon wheels can often perform badly in vertical compliance, which translates into difficult steering and loss of traction and control. So, when we engineered the XA Pro Carbon, our goal was to make it significantly lighter than any aluminum wheel, but also laterally stiffer, still as impact resistant and with a decent vertical compliance, so you can step on the power downhill with total confidence. To achieve this, we pushed our exclusive Finite Element Simulation software to the limit to find a carbon lay up that would best balance light weight, impact resistance, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance in the rim. Hookless rims for compatibility We wanted the wheel to work with the most commonly used trail tire width (2.3 to 2.4), so we established that a 26mm hookless rim profile would deliver the best performance. It’s fully UST Tubeless compliant, for improved traction, flat resistance and ease of use. And we’ve sealed the rim with a specifically designed rim tape. Asymmetric rims Our unique Mavic wheelsystem allowed us to fine-tune the lacing to better complement the rim characteristics. Firstly, we made the rim asymmetric to better balance spoke tension and we also decided to use 24 double butted steel spokes, crossed three on both sides, front and rear, to once again find the sweet spot between lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. At only 1490g in 27.5'' and 1535g in 29'', the XA Pro Ca leads the category in terms of weight so is ideal for even the most demanding riders. Set up to suit you Hubs are six Bolts disc, but compatible with standard width dimensions (15x100 and 12x142) and Boost dimensions (15x110 and 12x148). Freewheel is standard Shimano/Sram or XD (Sram Eagle compatible). We also offer Lefty60 front wheel for Cannondale bikes.
Freewheel: Shimano/Sram, convertible to XD with optional driver body / Front axle: convertible from 15mm thru axle to Quick Release with included adapters / Rear axle: 12mm thru axle, convertible to Quick Release with optional adapters (not available in Germany)
BX601 quick releases / Front QR adapters / Rear 12x142mm adapters / UST valve and accessories / Tubeless rim tape / Multifonction adjustment wrench / User guide
ASTM CATEGORY 3 : CROSS COUNTRY AND TRAIL RIDING / For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included / Recommended tyre sizes: 60mm to 81mm (2.35" to 3.2")
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