Mavic's Crossmax Pulse has been a long time in development. They wanted it to offer all the same benefits as their benchmark Crossmax SL Pro wheel: to be fast and light, but also more than just a "race-day only" product.
Fast and efficient rolling:
This is essential for cross-country, so Mavic made the tire with an X-mix dual-rubber compound (55/50) so the softer side knobs give you the extra confidence to keep your cornering speed high. The 2.1" tire is also designed to work best on the Crossmax SL Pro rim, and the combination offers the ultimate mix of fast rolling and cornering grip.
Support for any race or trail:
To save weight, Crossmax Pulse has no extra protection layer–but it doesn’t need it, as the casing is thick enough to hold up race after race. And the UST tubeless-ready casing (air tight with sealant) delivers weight saving, comfort, grip, and traction as well as reduced risk of flats.