Team Dream Designed Mavic Crossmax SL Stinner Hardtail MTBs

For the 2015 Sea Otter Classic this year, Mavic wanted to showcase a few influential designers as a platform to display their newly-branded and redesigned Crossmax SL Pro wheels. They contacted Sean Talkington of Team Dream Team who led them to Aaron Stinner of Stinner Frameworks and Jordan Low Custom Paint.

For Sean, he wanted a do-it-all 29’r hardtail, setup for minimal bike packing and everyday trail riding. For Chad, his 27.5″ hardtail is a straight-forward XC race machine. Once Aaron Stinner knew the silhouette, Sean began designing the frames. The resulting designs were inspired by 90’s era fluoro paint jobs, using Mavic’s signature yellow color as a starting point.

These two bikes were unveiled tonight at a Mavic event in Monterey, California on the first day of Sea Otter. Swing by their booth at #559 to see these beauts in person.

  • Tyler Morin

    The paint jobs on these are so rad!

  • geoff.tewierik

    Sweet detailing, matching the tire and rim SSC Crossmax labelling between the tire and rim. It’s the little things.

  • Magnetic Wheel Co.

    Chad Moore is a dreamboat! He’ll be even more dreamy on that new Stinner!! Whowzah!

  • Morgan Taylor

    Over the years I’ve found Mavic’s signature yellow to be an aesthetic clash in a lot of cases. It’s nice to see the colour being used as a design consideration rather than slapping a set of yellow wheels on this year’s carbon super bike. Nice work, people!

    • Sean Talkington

      Thank you Morgan. That means a lot :)

  • Keith Gibson

    Paint jobs are great. Bike looks like a blast to ride

  • ninja

    oh wow, just wow!

  • Andy Moore

    These are some seriously #swoonworthy rides.

    Has anybody ridden Ergon saddles, and do they have a relationship w Mavic outside of their accent color – and does Ergon pay close to the same level of attention to detail on their saddles as they do for their grips?

    • Chris van der Kaap

      Ergon saddles are outstanding mtb saddles with some very interesting design. Their foam shaping differs (and even density) differs from S-M-L sized saddles. The rails are long, so easy to adjust. They are mostly distinguished in looks by their fairly flat and square looking tops, they however feel very smooth and are really easy to move around upon.

  • hans

    oh man!

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  • Tony Clifton

    More like stunner!

  • carl bradtmiller

    this is a cool set, i like two bikes to compare. its a perfect study in wheelsize/frame proportion. very similar angles, very similar head tube size, same amount of exposted seatpost, but the 29er is a bigger bike. toggling between #16 and #17 is cool

  • TrailYeah

    Them Stinner’s be lookin’ superb; however, I am not feeling those XTR crankers this year at all. Seems like every other year or so, I dig ‘em, or I don’t.

    • John Watson

      Agreed. Also not a fan of Di2 for MTBs, especially ones that might be used for bikepacking.

  • Katie

    Wow! Awesome job Team Dream Team!!!! Cuz that’s how you role!