Mavic CrossMax SLR Disc wheels review

Lovely but pricey off-road race wheels

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £657.00 RRP | USD $1,079.99
Mavic CrossMax SLR Disc

Our review

Iconic cross-country wheels but engagement speed and freehub life lag behind the best
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Instantly recognisable, the red and black CrossMax SLRs are far more than just a fragile whippet wheel – if you can afford them.


The thick Zicral spokes, machined UST tubeless rims and fat red hubs are either gaudy or gorgeous depending on your view. While they’re not the lightest there’s no denying their impressive stiffness and overall strength.

There’s a big lag in power pick up for a race wheel though and the freehubs don’t last long before they start demanding servicing and spares replacement.


Pimp ass titanium versions of Mavic’s fantastic quick releases and huge wheelbags are included, but the more demure and marginally heavier SLs are better value at £595.

Product Specifications


Name Crossmax SLR Disc Wheel Set MTB
Brand Mavic

Available Colours Black/Red
Description Racing Graphics/Titanium Quick Releases
Front Wheel Weight 600
Rear Wheel Weight 820
Accessories Supplied With Wheel Allen Key Front Wheel Magnet Rear Wheel Bearing Adjustment Tool UST Valve Wheelbag(s)
Hub Material Aluminium