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Mavic DeeMax Ultimate Complete Wheelset

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great wheelset with hidden problems

The Good:

- comparably light
- good looking (in my eyes)
- tubeless rims

The Bad:

- price
- if something's broken it's super expensive to repair!
- front hub bearings

Overall Review:

The main reason for me to buy these was because of their looks and the weight ( the Deemax set is about 300g lighter than my previous wheelset).

The first impression was, that they feel quite stiff and steering felt more direct, but I don't know how objective that is, as my old wheelset had taken some massive beats and wasn't in the best of shapes! I first had some problems changing tires, because the rim is very tight and the sidewalls are very high, but with a bit of practice and better tools it's no problem anymore!

I've been riding them from February to July and they took some big hits! I also spent a weekend riding in Bad Wildbad, which is the hardest downhill track in Germany, full of huge stones, roots and known to destroy wheels! I couldn't find a single dent in the rims yet, so they really are strong! The front wheel is slightly bent after a big crash I had, but I think that would have bent any wheel!

I was quite disappointed by the quality of the bearings! The front bearings had to be replaced after a weekend of riding in the mud. I know that this i poison for bearings, but quality bearings should bear that for a while! Another thing that really annoys me is, that you have to send them to Mavic for every defect, which can be quite pricy and takes way longer than doing it yourself or at your local bike shop!

I think this really is a quality, good looking wheelset, but I wouldn't buy it again, because I prefer being able to repair everything on my own and I'm not sure if all the benefits of it justify the price!

dee max is the best wheelset.

The Good:

it just the best of the best I've never felt any thing as good as the deemax

The Bad:

the bering is very easy to brake if you like to play rough like me...

Overall Review:

the deemed promised me that it is the best, and that promise is true. you will never find a better wheelset that the Mavic Deemax

Bullet proof wheels

The Good:

Tubeless rims, SUPER stiff, big smooth bearing

The Bad:

replacement spokes are pricey. freehub has short lifespan

Overall Review:

These wheels have held up to 3 years of racing and me beating the sh!t out of them and they are still straight. I had to replace the freehub and one spoke. Mavic fixed my hub for free so only a small complaint on that..


Product Mavic DeeMax Ultimate Complete Wheelset
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill
Wheel Size 26"
Rim Material Aluminum
Rim Maxtal, Disk, Tubeless
Inner Rim Width
Hole Count 28/32
Tubeless Compatible Yes
Rear Hub 12x150mm
Rear Axle
Front Hub 20x110mm
Front Axle
Disc Mount Type
Spokes Straight pull, Bladed, Double butted 2.0-1.6, Black
Nipples Integrated M7 Aluminum with Brake Rings
Colors Yellow
  • 1 lb 15.7 oz (900 g)
  • 2 lb 4.7 oz (1,040 g)
Price $1,200
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