The advantages of carbon rims are well-known by now: They are light, they are stiff, and they can be built to be nearly indestructible. But with this new trail-riding wheel, we also focused on ride quality. There is such a thing as too stiff, and the XA Elite was developed over time to find the perfect balance that also includes just enough vertical compliance to smooth out the ride quality and optimize tire performance. It all starts with the layup of the carbon fiber itself. We went through several iterations to arrive at the perfect formula, as deemed by our experienced test riders. The rims have an asymmetric shape and are 30mm wide, perfect for getting the most out of just about any trail riding tire. We use 24 straight-pull spokes to further dial in the spot between lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. The hubs feature our new ID 360 freewheel for durability and fast engagement. They are set up for 6-Bolt discs and compatible with all current axle standards, including Standard and Boost spacing. Lightweight feel (1650g) for fast climbing and agility on the trail - Full-carbon rim delivers quick acceleration and a responsive feel. Better traction and control, plus a reduced risk of punctures - 30mm internal width rims are optimized for larger trail tires. - Hookless rim profile reduces tire burbs and creates stronger rim. More control, more confidence on the trail - Laterally stiff with just enough vertical compliance - Two-cross spoke pattern on the front and rear creates a smooth, comfortable ride quality.
This wheel system incorporates our most cutting-edge technologies to give you a proven aero advantage on the road. Built on a new NACA profile rim that's 64mm deep and 26mm wide, the rim provides an airfoil that is proven through wind-tunnel testing to produce the lowest possible drag without sacrificing its stability. It features a wide, rounded shape that minimizes the effects of crosswinds. The rims are engineered with our iTgMax carbon rim technology, which uses a laser treatment to remove the first layer of resin in the brake track. This innovative process improves braking performance and reliability in dry or wet conditions without compromising strength. This version features our all-new UST Road Tubeless technology, which offers several benefits. First, it improves rolling efficiency up to 15% compared to non-tubeless tires at equal air pressure. And, it improves overall ride quality by allowing you to run lower pressures for smoother handling and better control. The highest rolling efficiency of any tubeless road wheel system - New UST Road Tubeless improves rolling resistance about 15% at equal tire pressures. - You can run lower tire pressure for a smoother ride quality. - Reduced risk of puncture with new Yksion Pro UST tubeless tires - Most user-friendly tubeless road system makes installing and removing tires easy. Get unbeatable aero performance without sacrificing stability - NACA 64mm airfoil rim features a wide, rounded shape for low drag and crosswind stability. - 26mm rim width offers smooth tire integration. Accelerate, corner, and sprint faster with lighter, stiffer wheels - One of the lightest wheelsets in its category - 64mm high, 26mm wide full-carbon rim offers maximum power transfer.
As a proud descendant of MA2, MA40 and MA3, Mavic’s Open Elite is the perfect blend of successful Mavic rim features. It balances durability, weight, and price to provide you with a road riding experience that has all you need and nothing you don’t.
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