Mavic CrossMax SX wheelset review

Everything it should be, but not cheap

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £660.00 RRP | USD $899.90
Mavic CrossMax SX wheelset

Our review

Light, fast, tubeless-ready and strong as an ox. Responsive wheels for aggressive trail or enduro race use
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Mavic’s premium all-mountain wheel isn’t cheap, but it’s light, fast, tubeless-ready and strong as an ox. The steel bodied ITS-4 freehub and QRM bearings are the same as the CrossLine and have proved equally tough and weather resistant. The rapid pick-up of the freehub also accentuates the lightweight of the 24 fat alloy spokes and machined Maxtal alloy rim.


This makes for a fast and responsive wheel for aggressive trail or enduro race use. While the rims are narrow and pinch tyres over 2.3in, they’re tubeless ready as standard. We’ve not had any bend or warp problems despite constant rocky trail use, and the direct rim threaded spokes have also stayed tight and true.

Product Specifications


Name Crossmax SX Wheelset (11)
Brand Mavic

Description Axles: 20mm front, QR, 10, 12 x 135mm and 12 x 142mm rear
Available Colours Grey
Weight (g) 1817
Accessories Supplied With Wheel Instructions Manual Rear Wheel Bearing Adjustment Tool Warranty Card
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight 860
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Weight 957