Mavic XA Elite Carbon 27.5/650B

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  • XA Elite Carbon

    Trail wheels

    Lightweight, strong, and engineered to deliver a sublime ride quality on the toughest trails
    Weight: 1650 grams (Pair 650b/27,5" without tyre)

    Key benefits

    Lightweight feel (1640g) 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.

    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.


    • Front axle: convertible from 15mm thru axle to Quick Release with adapters (delivered with non-boost wheel)
    • Rear axle: 12mm thru axle, convertible to Quick Release with adapters (delivered with non-boost wheel)
    • Freewheel: Shimano/Sram or XD

    • Pair 650b/27,5" without tyre: 1650 grams
    • Front 650b/27,5" without tyre: 764 grams
    • Rear 650b/27,5" without tyre: 886 grams
    • Pair 29" without tyre: 1715 grams
    • Front 29" without tyre: 795 grams
    • Rear 29" without tyre: 920 grams

    • Auto adjust sealed cartridge bearings (QRM Auto), front and rear
    • Freewheel: Instant Drive 360
    • Front and rear bodies: aluminum
    • Axle material: aluminum

    Intended Use
    • Recommended tyre sizes: 60mm to 76mm (2.35" to 3.0")
    • For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included

    • Internal width: 30 mm
    • ETRTO size 29": 622x30TSS
    • ETRTO size 27.5": 584x30TSS
    • Use with Mavic Tubeless Tape
    • Hookless profile
    • Material: 100% Unidirectional carbon fiber
    • Drilling: traditional
    • Valve hole diameter: 6.5 mm
    • Tyre: UST Tubeless and tubetype

    • Material: steel
    • Lacing: front and rear crossed 2
    • Count: 24 front and rear
    • Shape: straight pull, round

    • Freewheel: Shimano/Sram or XD
    • Hub width : Boost (front 110, rear 148) or Non-Boost (front 100, rear 135/142)
    • Disc standard : 6 Bolts only
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