Your all-mountain wheels take a beating. They go where you go, which isn't always gentle, sweeping singletrack beside a babbling brook. Because your adventurous spirit beckons to the call of the wild, you need the Mavic Crosstrail 26in Wheelset rolling under you. Mavic continues to improve these wheels, borrowing technology from higher-end offerings, such as Maxtal aluminum rim construction and UST tubeless compatibility, to build a wheel that is ready to take on whatever you hand it. Like the rest of Mavic's mountain wheels, the Crosstrail Wheels are compatible with multiple axle standards, making them a standout upgrade to your all-mountain rig.
The weight savings is due to a new extrusion for the Maxtal aluminum rims. Mavic's engineers determined that they could do the same job with less material. Then they further lighten them using their Inter Spoke Milling (ISM) process to remove unnecessary weight from between the spokes. Both hubs are aluminum, and the front hub is 50 grams lighter than before.
One of the reasons we like Mavic wheels is summed up in three letters -- UST. Mavic achieves this coveted designation by employing their FORE drilling process to create threads in the inside wall of the rim for the 24 stainless straight-pull spokes in both wheels and to allow nipples to attach into, yet there are no holes in the outside wall of the rim. You won't need rim strips, and you won't have to fuss with them to get a good seal.
The Mavic Crosstrail 26in Wheelset is built to accommodate a six bolt rotor. You'll also get Mavic's standard quick releases, but the front hub is convertible to 15mm thru-axle with included adapters. The FTS-X freehub is compatible with 9- and 10-speed drivetrain systems. The wheelset is delivered with UST valves and accessories and a spoke wrench.