Nobody beats Mavic when it comes to killer looking wheels and these fat bodied, alloy spoked all-mountaineers are no exception.
Typically for Mavic the rims aren’t that wide, so tyres over 2.35in look pinched but they are UST tubeless-compatible as standard and super stiff.
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.