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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Want to know what goes on inside the Tour de France? You're in luck. Our friends at the Global Cycling Network spent the day with the legendary Mavic Neutral Service on stage 10 of this year's Grand Boucle. Starting in Mavic's hometown of Annecy, Stage 10 took in the only gravel climb of this...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    The day's objective came into view early on. That's Pikes Peak looming in the distance. Photo courtesy Haute Route/Connor Robertson First you embraced cycling and all the good that comes with it. Then, as a means of challenging yourself, you entered (and hopefully finished) a non-competitive...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Mavic has unveiled a full suite of new Ultimate gear, including these $4250 wheels. Any product in the Mavic line that carries the Ultimate name represents the French company's best in materials, design, and function. It's the premium, pro-level equipment that Mavic's nearly 130-year history in...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Haute Route organizers have announced the route for the second edition of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies in Colorado. Kicking off in Boulder on June 23, the seven-day event spans 527.8 miles with over 50,000 feet of climbing before ending in Colorado Springs. The Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2018...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    This new aluminum rim has an internal width of 22mm. The revamped Allroad wheels use Zicral aluminum spokes that thread directly into the rim, eliminating the need for rim strips. What is it A strong, relatively light wheelset that brings UST road tubeless to the gravel set. With legendarily...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    The iconic yellow neutral service cars will remain a familiar sight at the Tour de France. Photo by BrakeThrough Media On the 40th anniversary of providing neutral support at the Tour de France, Mavic announced this week that the long-term partnership at the world's most prestigious...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Beautiful high mountain scenery was the hallmark of this first year Colorado event. Back in August of 2011, I got to live out one of my cycling dreams. It was the first year of the Mavic Haute Route Alps, a seven-day timed gran fondo style event that started in Geneva and ended in Nice. In...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Let's do some tire testing! Road tubeless tires have been around for a while, but they've yet to become widely adopted. But Mavic is hoping to change that with the recent release of a complete line of UST tubeless wheels and tires. All told there are 12 new road wheelsets and two new tires...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Mavic's system approach design to road tubeless is claimed to be safer and easier to use. The folks at Mavic are a cautious bunch. Despite being the co-inventors of the original UST (universal system tubeless) for mountain biking back in the late 1990s, they're just now jumping into the road...
  10. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    On the wheels front, much of the lineup goes wider with 17mm internal rim widths, and more disc options. 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...
  11. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Venting on these shoes is terrific. The thin, bonded mesh material on the upper and sole keep air moving (click to enlarge). Photo by Brian Hodes Lowdown: Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Shoe Key criteria for a high end road cycling shoe? Low weight, stiff sole, ease of adjustment, secure fit - and of...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Brake track consistency (and braking performance) was critical to new wheel development. Famed French wheel maker Mavic has finally joined the composite party, this week announcing the release of its first full carbon clincher road wheelsets. The aero-enhancing 40mm Cosmic Pro Carbon SL and...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Mavic has provided neutral support for athletes and teams around the world since inventing this concept in 1973 (click to enlarge). 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...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Your perfect shoe is the one that provides the features you want, and fits without causing discomfort. Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Cycling technology doesn't end with the bike...
  15. Wheels and Tires
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
  16. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Mavic is trying to change the perception that all they make are skinny road racing wheels and tires (click to enlarge). Let's be frank. In the U.S. at least, Mavic is battling a perception problem. The longtime wheel and apparel maker (125 years and counting) has lately been seen as tardy to...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Just a small amount of oil applied to key spots can make a world of difference. 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...
  18. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    For stage 4 of the 2014 Tour de France, we scored a ride in the No. 1 Mavic car, which was assigned to cover the day's main breakaway. This was a good place to be given that the day's route was mostly flat, making it perfect for a long escape. With the 2015 race season well underway, it's time...
  19. Components, Wrenching
    No. 1 upgrade for just about any bike? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays. So whether you're buying for a significant other - or just sprucing up your own rig...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Mavic is auctioning a limited edition Seven Axiom SL spec'd with a Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tire system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. Photo courtesy John Watson/The Radavist Add this bike to the list of potential holiday gifts for the cyclist who already has everything. French...
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