Entry level at Mavic always means quality, efficiency, reliability and incredible value! Reinforced alloy rims High quality FTS-X freehub body for quick engagement Smooth rolling QRM bearings Straight pull bladed spokes sliceThe wind Approximate weight rear 1020, front 880 "15 mm" version works with 15mmTA front fork and QR rear "QR" work with standard QR dropouts front and rear Compatible with 8/9/10 speed SRAM orShimano cassettes RecommendedTire size 1.5-2.3" Includes rimTape
Weaknesses: spokes and rear hubs constantly get loose refiecting on brakeing
great price though you cant use them on anything other than street or HP single track
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: September 2, 2012
Strengths: great price, ridden hard in pretty tough conditions and no maintenance required so far.
Weaknesses: none yet.
bought wheelset new online at a great price($225 USD) to put on the Trek EX 9.5 I was building two years ago. I ride the rocks and roots of VA and MD very aggressively, some jumps, but mostly XC. I weigh 190 and hammer my bike pretty hard; the wheels have remained totally true and not a peep out of the hubs so far, even with lots of mud and creek crossings. Money well spent!
Favorite Trail: Patapsco State Park/Douthat State Park
Duration Product Used: 2 years
Similar Products Used: Mavic 717 disc
Bike Setup: 2008 Trek EX 9.5- Fox Vanilla 32 pushed, SLX/XT mix
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: August 31, 2012
Strengths: Smooth, strong, reasonable weight, great price.
Weaknesses: None so far
I recently crashed and destroyed the wheels on my XC bike in the middle of an endurance race. I didn't really feel like rebuilding them and also didn't feel like spending $500+ on a comparable set of wheels to replace them. I found the Crossrides on sale at a local REI for $229 and figured I'd give them a try.
So far I think they're incredible especially given the price. They're reasonably light and way lighter than anything else in this price range. I've finished the XC race season with them and after some fairly burly races in the foothills of Colorado where I live, they're still perfectly true and tensioned. I'm by no means a pro level racer but I've been riding and occasionally racing for 25 years and the quality of these wheels for the price is something I haven't seen before. Since I am capable of building/truing/ maintaining my own wheels, truing isn't really an issue for me like it may be for others but so far, I haven't had to touch these. I also like the fact that the hubs are adjustable so that you can take out any slop that shows up as they wear in.
I set mine up with Stan's No-Tubes and some lightweight semi-slick XC tires and the few hundred grams I saved with that setup makes up for the few hundred grams heavier these are than a $500-600 wheelset. Granted, I'm a smooth and experienced rider and I'm not that hard on wheels so if you're a Clyde or someone who tends to destroy stuff, then these may not be for you. If you have reasonable expectations, then I don't think you'll be disappointed. I'd buy another set in a second.
Strengths: look good, low price $229 at REI, fairly strong and easy to service freehub
Weaknesses: not the lightest at 1900 grams
I put a lot of training miles on the two sets I have had. Lots of gravel roads and light trail use but high mileage and they seldom need truing. I am fairly light at 150# and don't abuse them much on the trail. Great for my needs. Only once have I broke a spoke after 2 years of constant service. Also its easy to open up the freehub and lube it or replace the pawls etc.
bottom line they look like much more expensive wheels and with some care last a longtime.
Strengths: The hub and rim are very strong! No problems!
Weaknesses: The spokes! Awful! The first rear wheel I pulled a spoke right through the rim! The second rear wheel I broke two spokes on one ride! This wheel the lbs didnt have a replacement so they sent it back and Mavic lost it! It took 3 months to get a replacement! Good thing lbs had a shop wheel I could use! The wheel I have now I have broken 4 spokes in 3 months. All the spokes have broken at the nipple on the non drive side while climbing! Mavic offered to upgrade the wheels but only at a 20% discount! I dont know maybe it is just too light of a wheel for me? 5'9 240.
I thought I was getting a good deal on these wheels becuse my original plan was just have a rear wheel custom built. I was breaking free wheel hubs on shimano deore,while climbing! A custom built rear was as much as this wheelset! Should have went with my original plan!
a All Mountain Rider
from B.I., Washington
Date Reviewed: March 28, 2012
Strengths: Price, MP3 warranty, sealed bearings, direct pull spokes, not too heavy
Weaknesses: functionally none so far, too many stickers so I pulled some off. Not set up for tubeless, but not a deal breaker since I switch tires seasonally.
I bought a rear wheel to replace my DT Swiss stock wheel because I kept breaking the spokes and hub was junk. So far after 6 months of xc and am riding I have had no problems. Wheel is still true. I weigh 185 and fairly aggressive. Since it is very wet and muddy in the winter, I went with sealed bearings that are easy to replace.
Similar Products Used: DT Swiss that came with bike
Bike Setup: '09 Stumpjumper fsr
a Weekend Warrior
from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: March 14, 2012
Strengths: Stay true
Ridden these rims on my Pivot Mach 5, and they have stayed true through the rocky trails in San Diego (Anderson Truck Trail and such) and small jumps in San Luis Obispo. I'm a big guy (6'3, 240) and I'm really pleased with them. If they come as part of your bike build, I don't see any need to upgrade, as they have served me well.
a Cross Country Rider
from Gridley, CA
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011
Strengths: Price, looks, performance
Weaknesses: None for the price...
If the cross rides are your first set of Mavic Wheel ever, be sure you educate your self regarding mavic wheels maintenance.
With good maintenance this wheels will give you a lot of good riding... Mavic quality @ good price, you can't beat that...
a Weekend Warrior
from Brisbane, Australia
Date Reviewed: October 21, 2010
Strengths: Cheap, sealed bearings, looks, strong for XC
Weaknesses: Stickers easily damaged, non UST, a bit flexy
I have had these for 2 years now. I and not light at 90Kg and ride XC, some times aggresive and have had no problems with them at all other than the rear being now slightly out of true. Mine is the version without eyelets. Great value, even better with the strong Aussie dollar at the moment. The bearings still run smooth, these are standard bearings apparently so you don't have to get them from Mavic (2x SKF 6001 2RSH
+ 1x SKF 6001 2RSH and 1x 608 2RSH).
Similar Products Used: Alex TD17, Mavic 317 on Dt Swiss Cerit Hubs
Bike Setup: 2006 Trance 2, Reba Race Front Fork, XT shifters and mech, SLX cranks
a Cross Country Rider
from Scottdale, AZ
Date Reviewed: June 28, 2010
Strengths: Smooth rolling, good looks, and both disc and rim capable
Weaknesses: Considering the price: None
I love when people compare these wheels to a $600 plus wheel set, and the're "disappointed". Well, I was disappointed when my Honda CRV got dusted by a BMW X5....wait, I didn't pay $60K for my car, it's pretty nice and a good value for what I paid. I ride cross country in the desert, and they take a pretty good beating. Not too much though, because I've been riding for over 20 years, and I have technique. Love the XT wheels, still own many sets, however, for the same price range, these perform much better. Next set will be a custom set of hoops on Chris King hubs.....then I can rewrite my review on how these suck compared to my new wheels.
Similar Products Used: XT hand built, XT WTB laserdisc, XT Sun Rino Lite
Bike Setup: Dean Ti hardtail / XTR, Avid
a Cross Country Rider
from Lincoln, NE
Date Reviewed: March 18, 2010
Strengths: Looks and durability(so far)
Weaknesses: Kinda heavy
I ride rocky/rooty trails and, unfortunately, a lot of concrete in the winter. These have held up good for a couple thousand miles now. I haven't adjusted bearings or had them trued. Front is still straight and rear is slighly(JUST slightly) tweeked from when I took a branch through the spokes and ripped my deraileur off. These are holding up good so far, and I really like them. I weigh 190 and rarely jump, but I don't baby 'em! They've been good wheels. If your your just an xc/singletrack rider like me I don't see how you could go wrong. If your more hardcore you probobly need more hardcore wheels...DUH!
Similar Products Used: Many kinds of mavic rims on shimano or specialized hubs
Bike Setup: FSR Stumpy
a Weekend Warrior
from La Crescenta CA
Date Reviewed: December 20, 2009
Strengths: Fairly stiff
Destroyed rear hub at the beginning of a 36 mile epic on vacation. Front hub constantly has slop that needs tightening; sometimes 2x in a ride. These are not good for real riding. Maybe if you weigh sub 150 lbs and do not ride too aggressively these might be a good deal. Disappointing that Yeti would spec this on a nearly 6" travel bike.
Weaknesses: Freehub mechanical issues; replacement rims not available.
I've gotten a fair good bit of use from the wheels. The main issues are a lack of replacement parts and freehub wear. The freehub ratcheting mechanism has apparently worn out & now makes a rubbing sound that can't easily be fixed - this appears to be a common issue with the hubs. The ratching mechanism is very flimsy consisting of two spring/levers which are difficult to work with (and easily lost). Also, the freehub provides a very loose freewheel fit.
Weaknesses: Not built for durability, must replace disks with Mavic parts, arrogant, unprofessional customer service.
This wheelset came with my custom bike. I had to cut a few corners on components to get the price to a manageable level and apparently this wheelset was the biggest compromise.
While the Crossrides look great on the bike, they simply are not designed / manufactured to handle the rigors of all-mountain riding or even aggressive X-country riding.
After about six months, the front rim started to seperate at the seam, causing pinch flats. Mavic warranty service retensioned the wheel but did not address the separation, recommending that I "file or sand down the sharp edges" myself. Gee, thanks!
Last month I was riding X-country when the rear hub axle sheared off, also causing the skewer to snap. I crashed and the bike was unridable. Mavic repaired the axle but did not install the spring-loaded pawls that engage the rear hub so it's basically useless. They just sent replacement pawls but no instructions on how to install!
I have been using Mavic products for over 25 years and have generally been satisfied with their products. However, their customer service is sub-par and their attitude is pure arrogance.
Given a choice, I would not purchase a Mavic product again.
I am building my bike and about to buy the following 29er wheelset:
[URL="http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_product.php?pid=6849"]Mavic Crossride Disc 29er[/URL]
anyone used it here? how good is it?
I am basically looking for a decent 29er tubeless, if possible, wheelset within 200-300$ for ... Read More »
So I ended up winning a pair of these wheels in a raffle. They seem nice enough and I may end up keeping them for a future build, but coming from the gravity side of the sport I really have no need for a 9mm qr front wheel. Does anyone know if the 9mm axle setup be removed and is there a kit avail ... Read More »