The happy medium.
Afternoon trail rides are a necessity in your life. They free your mind from the daily grind, and let you dive deep into nature to recharge, all the while challenging yourself as you cook it up steep and punchy switchbacks, and weave through intricate treelines, pushing yourself to clean the rooty section that bucked you off the bike last time. It’s a case of you versus the trail, and you need a wheelset that won't buckle under pressure. The Mavic XA Light 27.5in Boost Wheelset proves to be a worthy partner, with its new UST welded rims its trustworthy on the trail without weighing in at a metric ton, or breaking the bank.
The XA Light 27.5in wheels offer a great balance of light weight, dependability on the trail, and pocket-friendly cost — admittedly without being the top dog in any of these individual categories, but when you want to take on so much with a wheelset you've got to meet in the middle a bit. Weighing 1760 grams with its S6000 alloy construction, it's a nice compromise between low rolling weight and overall dependability on the trail, all without emptying your wallet on pricier wheels. They make for an ideal trail wheel for those with a slightly less aggressive riding style heading to the trailhead to get into the woods and local mountains, instead of the thrashers who are hungry for blasting berms and skyrocketing off of big drops.
Mavic's UST rim profile sets up nicely with your favorite tubeless tires, thanks to its hookless rim design that won't turn your tire into a bulbous shape or squared-off profile. Not only does it set up nicely with tubeless tires, but the 25-millimeter internal width supports modern trail tires of 2.2 to 2.3 inches in width (give or take a few tenths of an inch). By providing optimal support for tubeless trail tires, you'll be able to run lower pressures, in turn gaining better traction, bump compliance, and rolling speed on the trail.
- Balance out price, weight, and strength with trail-ready wheels
- S6000 aluminum construction optimizes strength-to-weight ratio
- Tubeless setup is a breeze with UST tubeless ready technology
- 25mm internal width supports 2.2 to 2.3in trail tires
- Sealed cartridge bearings keep out the wet and muck
- Transfer System 2 freehub for reliability and low weight