Mavic’s new XA Pro Carbon & XA Elite wheelsystem

Mavic’s new XA Pro Carbon & XA Elite wheelsystem

20/05/2016
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20/05/2016

[ad3] Mavic finally does what we’ve all been waiting for.  They introduced a new wheelsystem that is Carbon, Wide and Hookless with the new XA Pro Carbon.  They’ve also introduced a new Aluminum wheelset dubbed the XA Elite.  Details to follow below.

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XA Pro Carbon Details 

• Full carbon rim offers great lateral stiffness & maximum responsiveness

• Enhanced fiber lay up gives maximum vertical compliance

• The two-cross spoke pattern on the front and rear offers comfort and control

• 1490g in 27.5″ / 1535 g in 29″

• Hookless rim profile hits the sweet spot of lightweight and durability

• 26mm internal width (32mm outside) perfectly compliment 2.4″ tyres

• Hookless rim profile reduces tyre burps and add strength

• Quest Pro tires with X-mix dual compound rolls fast while providing confident grip

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This diagram illustrates how an offset rim profile creates a more balanced wheel with a more spoke tension that’s also more evened out.

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Comparisons in stiffness between competitors/Crossmax/XA Pro wheels.

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A cross section illustrating the new Hookless Rim profile.

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Straight pull spoke slots that are very easy to swap without having to even remove the wheel.

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XD & Standard HG driver compatible. Available in Boost and Standard spacing.

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A look at the new carbon rim shape and profile.

In addition to the XA Pro Carbon, the XA Elite also goes wider with 28mm external width, and sees a hookless rim profile as well.

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No bright yellow, but there are multiple colorways.

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Bladed spokes and an interesting rim profile that sees relief between the nipples and reinforcement where they enter the rim.

XA Elite Details 

• ISM4D machining makes the wheel lighter without compromising on strength

• 25mm internal width rim with hookless profile

• ITS 4 freewheel system for faster acceleration

• 24 straight-pull bladed and double-butted spokes on front and rear

• Tubeless tape on wheels: the lightest and simplest way to get the tubeless benefits such as better traction, comfort, and reduced risk of flats

• 25mm internal width (28mm outside) perfectly compliment 2.4″ tyres

• Hookless rim profile reduces tyre burps and add strength

• Quest Pro tires with X-mix dual compound provides safe grip and rolls fast

• 1490g (27.5’’) / 1535g (29’’)

Pricing & Availability

XA Pro Carbon 27.5″ & 29″

• €1700,00

• $1849,90(US)

• £1300,00

• September 1st Retail Availability

XA Elite 27.5″ & 29″

• €600,00

• $749,99

• £450,00

• July 1st Retail Availability

www.mavic.com

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