On the trail
For the test ride, I mounted the Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon wheelset into my Santa Cruz Hightower LT. In case you are wondering about my choice of bike, modern Cross Country trails on a World Cup level are just as demanding for the material and rider as flowy Enduro trails. Therefore, I chose the bike I know best to be able to pay as much attention as possible to wheelset.
I quickly calibrated the power meter, started pedalling and instantly noticed how easy these wheels were to get up to speed. Reaching the Din Bar at the Colle del Melogno after only 80 minutes I was already pumped about the Mavic wheelsets. From here, an uphill trail leads to the start of the Roller Coaster. Parts of the trail are very steep and full of roots ending in stony steps.