It costs much more to build an XC wheel with carbon than aluminum, but racer feedback tells us the performance boost doesn’t always live up to the cost.
That’s why we engineered the Crossmax Pro Carbon to be significantly lighter and laterally stiffer than alloy, but to also have the same impact resistance and, most importantly, enough vertical compliance to achieve the ride quality synonymous with the Crossmax name.
We pushed our exclusive Finite Element Simulation software to the limit to find a carbon layup that would best balance these attributes. To ensure compatibility with the most common XC tire widths (2.1 to 2.25), we created a 23mm hookless rim profile for optimal performance. It is UST compliant for improved traction, puncture resistance and convenience, and the rim is sealed with specifically designed tape. Asymmetric rims balance the spoke tension, using 24 double-butted steel spokes to achieve that sweet spot between lateral stiffness and vertical compliance.
Wheel comes with 29x2.25 Pulse Pro tires, sealant kit with valves and sealant, as well as hub spacing adapters for boost spacing.
|Model||Crossmax Pro Max|
|Rim Material||100% Unidirectional carbon fiber|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||24, 2X Cross front and rear|
* Subject to change without notice.