Mavic Unveils Their First Carbon MTB 27.5 and 29er Wheelset: The XA Pro Carbon

Mavic has long been seen as a hold out in the world of mountain bike wheels, having previously only produced alloy rims. Today, Mavic just announced their first-ever carbon MTB rim: the XA Pro Carbon.

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Carbon has gained massive popularity as a rim material among the mountain biking elite (or those who can afford to purchase elite-level equipment), and has largely been popularized by ENVE. With the release of the XA Pro Carbon, Mavic responds to the ever-increasing market demand for carbon wheels.

The XA Pro Carbon is available in 27.5 and 29, and Mavic claims that it “perfectly balances lateral stiffness and vertical compliance” — the key carbon buzzwords. According to Mavic, “The result is a ride that maximizes the benefits of carbon, accelerating on demand, with superior control and traction.”

Highlights (from Mavic):
  • Full-carbon rim for maximum responsiveness, enhanced fiber lay up provides maximum vertical compliance
  • 100% UST Compliant With the added benefit of a hookless design which reduces weight and increases durability
  • Weight: 1490g for a 27.5″ pair, 1600g for a 29″ pair.
  • 26mm internal width (32mm outside)

The wheels will be available for sale on September 1, and they will retail for $1849.90 for the set.

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