Mavic Crossline mountain bike wheelset review

Good-looking heavy-duty hoops

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £290.00 RRP | USD $399.90
Mavic Crossline mountain bike wheelset

Our review

Narrow for their weight and purpose, but a rock solid and reliable heavy-duty wheel
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Mavic’s affordable heavy-duty setup is narrow for its weight, but if you don’t run monster rubber or skinny axles it’s a rock solid off-piste option. The 21mm internal width rim is restrictively narrow for the intended purpose of the wheel though, and fatter than 2.35in tyres can feel unstable and pinched, particularly at lower pressures.

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Despite boulder, drop and burst tyre abuse, we still haven’t dented or scratched the rims. The 28 fat, steel, straight-pull spokes locked into low-flange, large-bodied hubs keep the wheel stiff and precise. Their hefty weight is offset by the fast pickup, gouge resistant, steel bodied ITS-4 freehub.

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After a year of service-free, all-weather thrashing we’ve had no trouble with it or the adjustable QRM+ bearings. The Maxle rear hub conversion is simple but the loose fitting front spacers only come in 20mm.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Crossline wheelset (11)
Brand Mavic

Description Axles: 20mm front, QR, 10, 12 x 135mm and 12 x 142mm rear
Weight (g) 2112
Front Rim Profile 30
Front Wheel Weight 1018
No of Holes (Front) 28
No of Holes (Rear) 28
Rear Wheel Weight 1094