25 years after Mavic launched its pioneering downhill wheel set, the French model is saying hi there to yellow once more.
All through the ’90s and ’00s, if you happen to have been a DH fan, you needed to have a pair of yellow Mavic Deemax wheels in your bike. Not solely have been these ridden by the quickest racers on the planet, together with Nico Vouilloz, Greg Minnaar, and Shaun Palmer, however they introduced tubeless tyre know-how to the lots and got here with a construct high quality that would face up to the delivery of freeride.
For its twenty fifth anniversary, Mavic is bringing again the yellow Deemax in a restricted version that may stir the feelings of anybody who loves digging out outdated Grundig race runs on YouTube and firing up the VHS participant to look at episodes of Sprung.
Whereas the unique rim introduced tubeless UST know-how to the mainstream, the 2024 mannequin builds on this pioneering know-how, with a wider inner channel to make tyre set up simpler, thick hooked sidewalls to assist scale back pinch flats and enhance affect resistance, and a extra pronounced triangular cross-section to raised soak up heavy landings. Not like most of Mavic’s wheels, the Deemax doesn’t use the FORE building with a sealed rim mattress and particular spoke nipples that thread straight into the rim. As a substitute they use customary nipples, bolstered eyelets and tubeless rim tape.
The rim will get a 30mm inner width in each 29in and 27.5in sizes, so you’ll be able to run a full 29er or a mullet/MX set-up. Hub and drivetrain compatibility consists of 20x110mm, 20 or 15mmx 110mm, 12x142mm, 12x148mm, 12x157mm and HG, XD and Microspline freehub our bodies.
Spokes are 28 entrance and rear, laced three cross with bladed, double butted spokes, onto massive diameter flanged hubs. The wheels cross ATSM 5, which is the best score designed for gravity use and DH racing, whereas there’s a 150kg max system weight. And whereas we received’t know the way they carry out in the true world till we get our fingers on them, we examined the French model’s E-Deemax S wheels on an e-bike lately and rated them extremely.
Claimed weight for the wheel set is 2.02kg and Mavic has priced it at an affordable €699. Anticipate to see the wheels in motion subsequent 12 months on the UCI World Cup.