Mavic is celebrating 20 years of its Crossmax range with a limited edition run of wheels, hydration pack, clothing and a new helmet…
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.
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.
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 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’.
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.
Plenty of vents up top allow for a good cooling air flow. Look carefully and you can spot the new restyled Mavic logo too.
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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