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    High technology, simplicity and fun in a strong, light, tubeless-ready wheel-tyre system

    XA Elite was born to meet the needs of hardcore mountain bikers who want to get lost in the mountains for hours (or even days) without worrying about their equipment. The idea behind the XA Elite is to focus on the part of the equipment that will make most difference to most riders – and therefore provide the most value. And after decades of analyzing wheels as a whole system and field-testing them on the most demanding mountain trails, the area of focus became clear: the rim. It needs to be as light as possible to lower inertia and deliver a truly dynamic ride.

    Lightweight rims
    We started by designing a brand new rim extrusion which uses our patented ISM4D to remove all but the most necessary material between the spokes. And the new hookless 25mm internal width rim, is 100% UST Tubeless compliant for improved traction, reduced flats and ease of fitting so you don’t waste your day on repairs.

    We then laced those super lightweight rims to our proven QRM hubs, which are famous for giving a smooth ride over many miles. And used our ITS4 freewheel system, which engages super fast to reinforce the dynamics of the wheel.

    On the scales, it reaches an impressive 1695g in 27.5 and 1770g in 29''.
    It comes with our strong and light Quest Pro UST Ready tires, in 2.4. This versatile tread pattern with our X-Mix compound provides plenty of grip in all conditions.

    And you can get it to suit your set up:
    - Standard (15x100 and 12x142, both convertible to quick release) or Boost (15x110 and 12x148)
    - 27.5'' and 29''
    - Three color versions : black, black/blue or black/green
    - Cannondale specifics: Supermax (Lefty 60) in black only - Standard Shimano/Sram or XD (Eagle compatible)

    Key Benefits:

    High-end agile and versatile components

    • ISM4D machining makes the wheel lighter without compromising on strength
    • 25mm internal width rim with hookless profile
    • ITS 4 freewheel system for faster acceleration

    Simple and reliable construction

    • 24 straight-pull bladed and double-butted spokes on front and rear
    • Tubeless tape on wheels: the lightest and simplest way to get the tubeless benefits such as better traction, comfort, and reduced risk of flats

    The right link

    • Quest Pro tire in 2.40
    • Light and strong single ply casing with Guard protection
    • X-mix dual compound : safe grip and rolling efficiency


    • Tyre 29 x 2.35: 810 grams
    • Tyre 27,5 x 2.4: 780 grams
    • Pair 650b/27,5" without tyre: 1695 grams
    • Front 650b/27,5" without tyre: 780 grams
    • Rear 650b/27,5" without tyre: 915 grams
    • Pair 29" without tyre: 1770 grams
    • Front 29" without tyre: 815 grams
    • Rear 29" without tyre: 955 grams


    • Guard +


    • Quest Pro

    Intended Use

    • ASTM CATEGORY 3 : offroad with jumps less than 61cm
    • For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included
    • Recommended tyre sizes: 35 mm to 69 mm (1.4" to 2.7")


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


    • Freewheel: Shimano/Sram, convertible to XD with optional driver body
    • Front axle: convertible from 15mm thru axle to Quick Release with included adapters
    • Front axle: convertible from 15mm thru axle to Quick Release with optional adapters
    • Rear axle: 12mm thru axle, convertible to Quick Release with optional adapaters


    • Internal width: 25 mm


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


    • Front and rear bodies: aluminum

    Delivered With

    • Rear 12x142mm adapters
    • Front QR adapters

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