Years of analyzing wheels as a complete system and testing them under the most demanding XC race conditions has proven one thing—the reduced inertia of a superlight rim creates huge performance gains. That’s why we engineered the Crossmax Elite with our lightest aluminum rim. The rim is engineered with ISM 4D technology, which machines the rim between each spoke hole to minimize weight without compromising strength. The 22mm wide (internal) rim features the UST tubeless system for improved traction, reduced risk of punctures, and easier tire mounting. QRM hubs deliver smooth, long-lasting performance, while the fast-engaging ITS-4 freehub enhances the quick and dynamic feel.
Agile XC handling and dynamic ride quality
- Maxtal rim is both light and strong, with a 22mm internal width rim.
- ISM 4D machining makes the wheel lighter without compromising durability.
- ITS-4 freehub system for faster acceleration
Easy-to-use tubeless performance
- Special rim tape and tubeless valve provide the lightest and simplest way to experience tubeless benefits.
- Better traction and comfort with a reduced risk of punctures
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire beads. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.
|Rim||Crossmax Elite, Maxtal, ISM 4D, SUP joint, UST Tubeless|
|Brake Compatibility||Disc IS 6-bolt|
|Axle||148 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Hub||Aluminum body, QRM bearings, ITS-4 alloy freewheel|
|Spokes||Steel, straight pull, flat, double butted|
|Inner Rim Width||22mm|
|Extras||Tubeless rim tape, UST valve, and accessories|
* Subject to change without notice.