Mavic CrossMax ST review

Alloy spoked all-mountain wheels

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £488.00 RRP | USD $809.99
Mavic CrossMax ST

Our review

Stiff tracking tubeless wheel with superb looks, but stupidly expensive
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Crossmax ST Disc Wheel Set
Brand Mavic

Available Colours Black Anodised
Material Maxtal
Freewheel System FTS-X
Description Rear Isopulse/Front And Rear Oversize Alloy Body q-r Hubs
Cassette International Standard Centre-Lock
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight 760
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Weight 885
Rim Description Maxtal Shot Peened