Mavic Crossmax Wheelset

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Mavic Crossmax

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[Sep 23, 2010]
TXTony
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

They look good...light..these are the tubeless disc ones.

Weakness:

Flex..maybe it is me..maybe the wheel set I got..but to flexy for for me

I have had these wheels on my Enduro for 4 years. They are still true, no issues with spokes..or hubs. They do not seem to roll fast or hold any type of speed. I have changed tires form 2.3 to 2.4 to 2.1, the 2.1 Maxis helped a bit but they still seem slow to me. When climbing they seem flexy. These issues never really bothered me until recently when I purchased a 2011 Trek Fuel EX-8. The Trek came with Bontrager Duster Rims. So when I got I am thinking well I need to get a set of replacement rimes soon as a upgrade. So after riding the Trek I noticed the cheap Duster wheels are stiff, roll up fast, hold speed and climb very well. So though it is hard for me to knock my Mavics I have to say I am hard pressed to spend 600-800 dollars on wheels these days. I ride road bikes way more than Mt Bikes and swore off Mavics road wheels years ago. There are to many options nowadays and better prices that Mavics just do not seem the value for the money. The next set of wheels I get will be built up at the LBS. If you want bling get em..want value for dollar look at other wheels

Similar Products Used:

Stock wheels, Easton Wheels, Bontrager

[Dec 16, 2009]
ragnorrox
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks great, light, strong

Weakness:

none yet

these are great wheels, I have had no issues AT ALL and I own two sets of them and weight 245lbs. My brother nick named me "taco" tony for all the times I've toasted my wheels and so far these things have held up great.

Similar Products Used:

lots of mavic rims over the years

[Dec 16, 2001]
rob rupprecht
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

smooooth,cool looks some what wider and gives tire a wider foot print

Weakness:

rear wheel split around spoke nipples on very smooth trail

well.... i thought this was a great set of wheels, but after a very easy ride the rear started to crack around the eyelets. this set should not have done this! i have ridden for over 10 years and never had a wheel fail as this did. i haven't contacted mavic as of yet, so i'll have to wait and see. this set might be for sale

Similar Products Used:

too many to list xtr/217 hugi/valiant white/sun

[Jan 29, 2006]
Chris
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Looks, light

Weakness:

weak rims

I purchase these wheels in 1998 and have used them on four bikes. Three years ago the one of the spoke nipples ripped out of the drivetrain side of the rear wheel. Instead of having it repaired for way too much money, I took a alluminium sprocket bolt, drilled it out to allow the spoke nipple to pass through it. I then countersunk a 1/4" hole to allow the nipple to seat inside the new "eyelet". This allows the spoke to put pressure on the inside layer of the rim instead of the cracked outside layer. I have repeated this repair five more times since then as other nipples have pulled through. I have been abusing these wheels on a single speed for the last 3 years. I have had no problems with the front or the hubs, only the drive side of the rear wheel.
If you have a broken older crossmax, instead of trashing it you might try this simple repair, it takes about 30 minutes.
I'm giving them a four because they did last five years with no problems.

Similar Products Used:

Spinergy Cyclone...Mavic Crossland

[Oct 04, 2002]
Michael Best
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super light.

Weakness:

They have quite a bit of flex, due to the low number of spokes.

I love these wheels. I can tell that the roll better than any other wheel I've ever ridden. I got mine used after they had been raced on for a year, but they still work just like new.

Similar Products Used:

XTR-517's/Mavic Crosslinks

[Jan 15, 2006]
EUAN
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

LOOKS, LIGHTWEIGHT, TUBELESS

Weakness:

SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED

I only use this bike for proper riding (not for going to the shops) so they get a pounding every ride. never done any maintainence. Bearings still smooth, rims still true! I used to knacker wheels in no time and these have laughed it all off so far. I really should get the special tools to do maintainence.
Recomended for heavy XC users ( I'm 14 stone). I'm getting a disc set soon as i'm upgrading the brakes to disc.
Only 3 chillies for value as they aren't cheap. but running costs are zero. Tubeless rules.

[Jan 24, 2002]
Andrew Kalter
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, light, ceramic coating, good customer service, easy hub adjustment

Weakness:

ceramic chips, slowwww customer service, hub loosens occasionally

Great wheelset. I have never had to true them. Ceramic coating really helps braking until hard riding chips it off and the brakes grab on the chips.

After 3 years of hard riding my rear hub self destructed. Mavic rebuilt my wheel with a new rim, spokes, and most of the hub parts for $74. Luckily I had a backup wheel because they took their time.

I recommend anything from Mavic.

Similar Products Used:

Many

[Jan 24, 2002]
Andrew Kalter
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, light, ceramic coating, good customer service, easy hub adjustment

Weakness:

ceramic chips, slowwww customer service, hub loosens occasionally

Great wheelset. I have never had to true them. Ceramic coating really helps braking until hard riding chips it off and the brakes grab on the chips.

After 3 years of hard riding my rear hub self destructed. Mavic rebuilt my wheel with a new rim, spokes, and most of the hub parts for $74. Luckily I had a backup wheel because they took their time.

I recommend anything from Mavic.

Similar Products Used:

Many

[Feb 18, 2004]
Thomas
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Looks, weight

Weakness:

Durability

Wheels came with the bike (bought 2nd hand) in 2000. Not ridden that much. Lasted fine until lately when rear developed a flat spot and rim starting rubbing on brake pad. On closer inspection saw that the spoke was pulling through cracked rim. Rebuild will cost £200! Whats the point if this an potentially happen again (judging by the other reviews this is not an isolated incident)?

Was happy with them prior to this catastrophic failure so gonna give three chillis. Never can out of true.

[Apr 28, 2003]
Mike
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Read May22, 2000 review. I retired them for a while when I bought my Fuel with tubeless wheelset.

Weakness:

I made a quick wheel change Sunday AM before a training ride (Whiting/Old Camp/Luge). I ripped a spoke nipple through the ferule and rim (rear) on the Luge. The wheel is ruined, not sure it is worth a rebuild as a tubed wheel.

The ceramic surface chipped, but not to loss of function.

Oh well, I got about 3 hard years of use form the wheels, and loved every minute I rode them. Anybody know if Mavic will rebuild as tubeless?

Similar Products Used:

Rolf Propel Tubeless, these had a compeltely different set of problems.

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