Bike Festival Garda – Mavic Crossmax

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Mavic is celebrating 20 years of its Crossmax range with a limited edition run of wheels, hydration pack, clothing and a new helmet…

Crossmax Pro XL LTD
Crossmax Pro XL Ltd

The Crossmax Pro XL Ltd WTS wheelset will take over the reins as Mavic’s go-to enduro option. Available in a 27.5in option only – because Mavic sees this as the optimal enduro wheel size – the most obvious change from the existing Crossmax XL WTS is the replacement of the more subtle silver and black look, for Mavic’s trademark yellow/black combination. Otherwise the wheels have the same features – 24 Zicral spokes, 23mm internal width, and UST Tubeless Ready profile.

Hubs go yellow
Hubs go yellow
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Crossmax Pro XL front now comes with Charge tyre

Delve a bit deeper though, and it appears that Mavic has responded to comments made by testers and existing users. The wheelset now comes with a more aggressive 2.4in Charge XL tyre up front, constructed from Super Contact Compound (it’s sticky). In our eyes this is a good thing – it better matches the racing aspirations of the wheels.

Rear hub in yellow
Rear hub in yellow
Mavic Quest out back
Mavic Quest XL out back

In the rear a 2.4in dual ply Quest XL keeps things fast rolling, while still offering grip in tight and loose cornering.

The wheelset retails at £675.00

Crossmax Pro sees new logo styles for clothing
Crossmax LTD sees new logo styles and, dare we say it, colourway for clothing

Crossmax Pro LTD jerseys, shorts and hydration packs are unchanged feature-wise but are adorned with a revamped look in Mavic’s signature black and yellow colourway. The jersey is available in both long sleeve and short sleeve versions, using the company’s Trail Wick fabric. Crossmax LTD shorts come with a new ‘3D ergonomic inner’.

The new Crossmax Pro helmet
The new Crossmax Pro helmet

We also managed to get a sneak peek at the new Crossmax Pro helmet, which has been redesigned with a much longer peak than previously. There’s enough adjustment to allow a fairly wide range of  angles to be accommodated if you like to wedge your goggles up on the helmet in between enduro stages.

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Venty

Plenty of vents up top allow for a good cooling air flow. Look carefully and you can spot the new restyled Mavic logo too.

Mesh inner
Mesh inner

At the front of the helmet there’s an additional foam interface between pads and helmet shell, to help with a more custom fit feel and accommodate the random lumps and bumps of individual foreheads. The helmet will come with a choice of two inner pads, including this one with integrated mosquito mesh. We reckon it’ll work pretty well at repelling errant wasps and bees too. No UK pricing yet.

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