Mavic Reviews and News


Mavic announces 2017 road lineup


Mavic’s 2017 road range brings a wide variety of new and updated products, with its most popular road wheels getting wider, helmets and shoes updated and now including women’s options, plus a selection of outerwear and accessories.

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Mavic Cosmic Ultimate shoe review


Key criteria for a high end road cycling shoe? Low weight, stiff sole, ease of adjustment, secure fit — and of course comfort and good looks. These premium priced shoes get high marks across the board — if you like bright yellow. Find out more in our full review.

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Mavic rolls out its first full carbon clincher road wheels


The aero-enhancing 40mm Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C and lightweight 25mm Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C both boast new construction techniques and claimed best-in-class braking.

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Mavic to paint Tour of Utah yellow


French wheel and apparel maker Mavic has inked a multi-year deal with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah as the official neutral support provider for the men’s professional, multi-stage race and the women’s race event.

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How To: Buy road cycling shoes


Understanding footwear technology means keeping track of a lot of features and buzzwords. To help you cut through the clutter, here is a primer on key considerations when buying a new pair of road cycling shoes.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel


Specialized’s Tarmac Di2 Disc road, Michelin 28c Endurance tires, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, and the Suunto Ambit GPS watch are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more


Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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How To: Service your Mavic freehub


Servicing a freehub is a fairly simple job, yet one many cyclists don’t do. The result are wheels that don’t spin completely free, which means wasted energy while out on the bike. Don’t let this happen to you.

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Photo Gallery: Riding shotgun with Mavic neutral support


Take a look inside the Tour de France peloton from inside one of the most important caravan cars in the race.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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News: Mavic auctioning bike for Davis Phinney Foundation


Bid now on limited edition Seven Axiom SL with 125th Anniversary Mavic wheels and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.

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Tour de France Tech: New lightweight Mavic road shoes spotted


It’s sheer speculation at this point, but it sure looks like Mavic has a new pair of ultra-light road shoes in the pipeline.

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project


Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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2014 Tour de France Photo Gallery: Shoes of the pro peloton


While team’s typically mandate riders remain sponsor correct at every turn, footwear is often the exception for reasons of fit and occasionally fashion. Here’s a look at some of the fancy (and plain) footwear that’s turning pedals.

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Contest: Mavic Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System


Mavic is giving away a set of their all new Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System! For your chance to win just enter your name and email. Good luck!

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News: Mavic launches limited edition wheels, bibs, jersey


French wheel and apparel maker celebrating 125 years in the bike business with suite of limited edition products.

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Video: A remarkable ride through the Rockies


16,000 feet of climbing. 230 miles. 15 hours on the bike. Four grueling passes. Two crossings of the Continental Divide. One amazing journey.

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Video: Crossing The French Alps In One Shot (Parts 1 & 2)


On August 5-6, 2013, Mavic ambassador Mike Cotty undertook a personal challenge to ride non-stop from Évian-les-Bains to Nice across the heart of the French Alps. The trip covered 421 miles, ascended 17 mountains, and included over 52,000 feet of climbing.

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Mavic Unveils New Shoes, Pedals, Tubular Wheel


In its continuing push to offer a complete suite of top-end cycling gear, Mavic rolled out a new pedal line and a refined pair of race ready road shoes during the Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Riding Through the Heart of the Alps — in 36 Hours


Think you have a tough week ahead of you? Well, it’s probably not as hard as what Brit Mike Cotty is taking on in just the first 36 hours of August 5 and 6. Starting early Monday morning in France, Cotty is attempting to ride non-stop through the heart of the French Alps from Evian Les Bains to Nice, a distance of 414 miles that includes a jaw-dropping 17 alpine passes.

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Ride Report: Climbing Pikes Peak (Elevation 14,115 Feet)


One of the longest and toughest climbs in all of Colorado is also one of the most amazing experiences you can have on two wheels. Find out what you need to know — and what you need to bring.

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Mavic Intros CXR 60 C and CXR 60 T Aero Wheels


Mavic is at it again. After debuting its new Cosmic Carbone 40C carbon clinchers earlier in the year, it’s rolling out a 60mm hoop it claims is an aero wheel that’s every bit the wind cheater as rival offerings from the likes of Zipp and Reynolds.

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Review: Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40C Carbon Clinchers


Mavic’s new carbon clinchers deliver top-shelf braking performance and sexy aesthetics. But some will yearn for a wider rim profile and lower weight.

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Just In: Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40C Carbon Clinchers


RoadBikeReview got the full download – and a test ride — on Mavic’s new hoops, which the French wheel maker claims are the safest (hybrid) carbon clincher on the market.

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2013 Predictions: Mavic Communication Director Zack Vestal Part 2


Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leader’s in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. Read part one here. Here we continue our conversation with Mavic Communication Manager […]

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2013 Predictions: Mavic Communication Director Zack Vestal Part 1


Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a series of interviews RoadBikeReview.com is conducting with various thought leaders in the cycling industry. The mission is to discover what trends and technological developments they think will drive the two-wheeled world in 2013. First up, part one of a two-part Q&A with Mavic Communication Manager Zack […]

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Mavic Cosmic CXR 80 Tubular Wheelset Tire System


Storied French wheel manufacturer Mavic has been working in the lab for the past three years on a new wind cheating concept. Aerodynamics on the bike has become a trendy topic amongst cyclist recently, and for good reason.

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Featured User Review: Mavic Ksyrium Elite (’09) Clincher Wheelset


Featured User Review: Mavic Ksyrium Elite Clincher Wheelset (’09) by froze Price Paid: $400 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: Recently I had the idea of buying some new wheels for my Look 555. Originally, I bought Ksyrium Equipes when putting the bike together. Those wheels provided over 3000 miles […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Helmets


Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Apparel


Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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Mavic Announces New 2012 Cosmic Carbone SLE Wheelset


2012 Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLE – $1699.90 Based on Mavic’s popular Cosmic Carbone SL, the new CC SLE Wheel-Tire System brings Exalith to the most affordable level yet. Ultra hard, long wearing, and attractive in anthracite grey, Mavic’s advanced Exalith aluminum brake track coating offers outstanding braking and durable, appealing aesthetics. Combined with high performance […]

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Mavic Shows Off New SSC Lineup with Exalith


Mavic announced months ago their 2011 lineup of wheels, at the top end are it’s flagship Special Service Course wheel line. “These are wheels developed in collaboration with their professional racing teams and built to meet the standards to what they require – Strength, stiffness, and durability.” says Zack Vestal of Mavic. This year, the […]

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Team Garmin-Cervélo to ride Mavic Wheel-Tyre Systems through 2011


Mavic announced today that Team Garmin-Cervélo, the top American cycling team dedicated to ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions, will use the new 2011 Mavic Wheel-Tyre range to take on this season’s Pro Tour race calendar. Team Garmin-Cervélo is coming off a successful 2010 season with many wins and outstanding racing […]

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