Mavic Reviews and News


How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky

In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles

In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky

Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system

Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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Bike Check #1: Nine cool bikes from pre-Sea Otter rides

Sea Otter starts today and we kick off our coverage with a bike check of bikes some of our industry friends are riding this weekend. Keep a sharp eye peeled and you may see some previously unreleased new product.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet

Mavic is going big with a full line of apparel designed for All Mountain riding and Enduro Racing and the Notch Helmet is a big part of this line.  The helmet is a clean design with understated black graphics on black color.

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Round-Up: Four polar vortex-fighting mountain bike shoes to keep your feet warm and dry

We test four different winter MTB shoes to find the ideal kicks for wet, muddy and sub-freezing conditions.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet, Shoes and Apparel

While there are no mandatory gear requirements for enduro racing, cycling companies are making a big push with lots of new enduro-specific gear. Here we take a look at Mavic’s complete Notch line.

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Euro Enduro Excursion: More Riding in Provence

Saturday was the second and final day at the Mavic press launch of its new Notch all-mountain apparel line here in Peillon, France. The day’s itinerary was fairly straight forward – ride bikes. The only hitch was the weather. An overnight snow storm dropped about an inch of snow on the ground, making ride conditions […]

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Euro Enduro Excursion: Riding in Provence

Mtbr is in France learning about Mavic’s new Notch mountain bike apparel and shoe line, and riding some of the trails used in the world famous Trans Provence enduro mountain bike race.

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New MTB Videos from Mavic

Mavic has released a couple of cool videos featuring their team riders and their new wheels. Be sure to check out Fabien Barel’s video diary as he travels the world with new friends and new locations each month. Also, watch the new Mavic Crossmax29 wheels being tested, developed and raced on the World Cup Circuit […]

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Mavic Crossmax SLR 29, Crossmax ST 29 and Crossride Disc 29 Wheelsets

Mavic held a special media luncheon for the launch of three new 29er wheels: the XC oriented Crossmax SLR 29, the trail oriented Crossmax ST 29 and the budget oriented Crossride 29. The wheels were designed with specific development goals in mind. The Crossmax SLR 29 features thicker spokes versus the 26″ wheeled version of […]

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Valparaiso Urban DH

Downhill racing returned to the urban center of Valparaiso, Chile for the 2012 Cerra Abajo. It might be the craziest venue on the South American circuit, with a mix of dirt, drops, wall rides, stairs and rowdy fans. Don’t miss as Mavic’s Filip Polc averts disaster to snag second place! Mavic DeeMax Ultimate wheels in […]

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Best Mountain Bike Gifts: Shoes

Welcome to the Mtbr 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 2012 Crossmax Wheels – Video

Passion, speed, grace, and skill are part of every ride, no matter which trail you choose. Julien Absalon, Anne-Caroline Chausson and Jérôme Clementz each choose their own trails, but they all ride a Mavic Crossmax SLR, ST, or SX wheelset to suit their style. Watch the video presenting the new 2012 Mavic Crossmax MTB wheel range […]

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