The Deemax Ultimate holds an iconic place in the history of downhill mountain biking. Developed with and used by some of the fastest racers on the world cup circuit, Deemax Ultimate is among the lightest of downhill wheels, taking Sam Hill to the top step of the podium twice during the 2014 season.
Featuring Mavic's distinctive yellow paint, the alloy rim has been developed using their patented ISM weight reduction technology. This technology creates a central line of standard alloy thickness along the rim. This means the weight of the rest of the rim can be reduced to help acceleration and handling, while it stays just as strong – a key element in downhill.
The spokes are steel made, double-butted and bladed, with 32 in the rear, to cope with the huge hits that are part of racing the clock downhill. The ITS 4 freewheel system, with 4 poles and only 7.5° between engaged positions, reduces the time out of a corner to get back up to maximum speed.
Deemax Ultimate is compatible with multiple axle standards and the downhill specific rear hub has a 150mm spacing with adapters to convert it to 157mm delivered in the box.