Mavics high-end wheels, the Deemax Ultimate, have been a solid in downhill racing for years, their bright-yellow color became a strong trademark. With around 2000 g for a pair, even some enduro riders, who are looking for an ultra-durable wheelset run them. The only drawback: they were only available in 26″. This has changed now, as Mavic recently announced a 27.5″-version.


The new 27.5″ version will come in the same, bright-yellow color with the typical Deemax decals. The Mavic Deemax Ultimate 27.5″ feature the same hub as the 26″ version, but – of course – a new rim. Weight of the pair is 2015 g (maybe that’s the reason Mavic waited until this year to release them, who knows?). MSRP: 900 Euro.


  • Ultralight downhill wheelset
  • Light rim: 21c internal, ISM machining (central spine)
  • Ultra-light components: ITS-4, ultra-light spokes
  • Ultimate responsiveness and improved vertical compliance
  • Less inertia: ISM machining
  • Ultra-light double butted spokes
  • Instant engagement: ITS-4 freewheel
  • Developed with and for DH world cup racers
  • Increased vertical compliance
  • 12×150 compatible

More Info on the Mavic Website:

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Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!