Nobody beats Mavic when it comes to killer looking wheels and these fat bodied, alloy spoked all-mountaineers are no exception.
The 24 fat alloy spokes have proved pretty tough too, with none of the unhooking problems we’ve seen on the SXs under heavy load.
The two-pawl FTS-X freehub system is slow to pick up drive though and needs regular servicing and spares to keep it sweet.
Your only mounting option is a 20mm front through-axle and quick release rear and despite all the alloy they're not that light but still mega expensive.
What we know about 09 versions suggests useful improvements are coming though.