Mavic Crossmax ST 26in Wheelset - Road Bike Shop
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Mavic Crossmax ST 26in Wheelset
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The Mavic Crossmax ST 26in Wheelset takes the best qualities in a cross-country wheel and adapts them for all-mountain riding. They're tough, responsive, and reliable --that's about all we could ever ask out of a wheelset. The Maxtal rims are part of why the Crossmax ST Wheels are tough. The proprietary Mavic alloy is 30% stiffer than typical 6106 alloys. They're made a bit wider than traditional mountain rims, 19mm on the inside, in order to allow fuller spread of the tire. This improves grip, adds stability to the sidewall for fast cornering, and reduces the chance of pinch flats if you're using tubes. Mavic's SUP process creates the welded rim joint and machined sidewalls. Another machining process, known as Inter Spoke Milling, relieves the rim of unnecessary material, which saves weight without compromising on stiffness or strength. One of the key features of the Crossmax wheels is that they're UST certified, and we've found nothing that offers tubeless performance as good as UST rims. Mavic achieves this capability by using their Fore drilling process to eliminate spoke holes in the rim bed. Only the bottom bridge of the rim is drilled for the spokes. The upper bridge has only the valve stem hole, and it's sealed with the included UST valve stems. The Crossmax ST Disc Wheels employ 24 straight-pull Zicral aluminum spokes in the front wheel and 20 in the rear wheel. The front wheel is laced in a standard 2-cross pattern. The rear is a bit more complicated; the Isopulse lacing (2-cross on the non-drive and radial on the drive-side) gives more balanced spoke tension and better durability. The white hubs and the axles inside are made of aluminum, and their micro-adjustable design ensures perfect preload and smooth operation of the QRM sealed cartridge bearings. The ITS-4 freehub body is new to the Crossmax ST wheels. It's more durable than the previous FTS freehub body, and offers less freeplay (7. 5) between engagement poi...