When you've got monstrous wheel clearance on your all day adventuring machine, you'll be wanting some monstrous wheels. The Mavic Crossmax XL 29s are the way to go, combining the countless bits of tech that underwrite the legend of Mavic's wheels with the ultimate compatibility of a rim and a tire that were designed to not only work well, but to work well together. The rims are made from Maxtal, an exclusively Mavic aluminum that enjoys a higher claimed strength to weight ratio than plain old 6106, and the spokes are Zicral, another variation on aluminum that Mavic claims is also lighter and stiffer than its sibling material at the other pole of the alphabet. They come equipped with Mavic's own Crossmax Quest tires, which are tubeless ready, include Guard to fight flats, and provide excellent grip in all conditions courtesy of their Contact Compound. Since Mavic is the, well, Mavic of bike wheels, the Crossmax XLs are replete with proprietary technologies. Inner Spoke Milling ISM is the process that gives Mavic's road and mountain wheels that signature horst and graben look by machining the rim between spokes to remove excess weight without compromising the rim's structural integrity. Mavic's Fore process, which threads the rim's spoke holes rather than just drilling them, nets a claimed 20% increase in rigidity and makes the rims four times more fatigue resistant. The Crossmax wheels also include four pawls instead of the usual two or three, which makes for a faster engagement when you go from coasting to pedaling. The drive side spokes are laced radially to accommodate the additional tension that they experience. The Mavic Crossmax XL 29 Wheelset includes a pair of Crossmax Quest Tires, a computer magnet for the front wheel, and an adjustment wrench.