Everyday trail explorer.
Your laps at the local trail network have served you well, you've progressed, gotten stronger, and are cleaning technical sections with ease that used to have you questioning yourself. But while you've progressed, you've started to notice that your wheelset hasn't progressed with you. Tired of pinch flats, excessive tubes in your pack, and patch kits galore, it's time to take a look at the Mavic XA Light 29in Boost Wheelset. These tubeless-ready hoops are hungry for the trail, and loaded with UST tubeless technology to let you reap all of the benefits you've been hearing about — lower rolling resistant, a supple feel, lower tire pressures, and of course, fewer flats — all the while saving some of your annual upgrade cash for a few new jerseys or a cassette.
The XA Light 29 wagon 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 1840 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.
- Hoops that find the middle ground between strength, weight and price
- 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