Mavic Reviews and News


Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range

Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 3


The final installment of the Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show highlights cool kit and more from Kitsbow, Mavic, and Gore.

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Enduro World Series shoe gallery shootout


Some very general observations: more riders choose clipless shoe-pedal combos over flats, bright colors are in, and based on what we saw at the front of the pro men’s and women’s EWS fields, FiveTen shoes are very popular.

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Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled


New do-it-all composite hoops have 26mm internal rim width, come in 27.5 and 29, and are UST tubeless with a hookless profile.

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Contest: Mavic XA Pro Carbon Wheels and Leadville 100 Race Entry Giveaway


Enter to win your chance to compete in the Leadville 100 and a set of carbon hoops courtesy of Mavic!

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Mavic Crossmax wheels get wider and boosted


Mavic is unveiling upgrades to its popular Crossmax Pro and Crossmax Elite alloy XC mountain bike wheels, adding boost compatibility, widening rim profiles, and reducing price.

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Leadville 100 adding on-course Mavic neutral support


Motos, cars, and trailside tents will be on course to aid riders at the famed high altitude cross-country race held annually in the Colorado Rockies.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie


Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot wheels for your favorite mountain biker


No. 1 component upgrade? 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.

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Video: Mavic Trans-Provence 2015 Day 6


Racing wraps at the world’s most famous multi-day enduro

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 5


Another 13,000 feet of descending in the French Alps.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 4


Red dirt adventures high in the French Alps.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 3


Day 3 packs a powerful punch with 10,528 feet of descending in the rugged French Alps.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 2


The epic times in the French Alps continue.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 1


Check out this video recap of opening stage action from this multi-day enduro in the French Alps. Looks kind of fun…

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Prologue


Bucket list enduro race kicks off on rugged slopes of French Alps.

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Sea Otter: Mavic updates MTB wheel-tire systems


The men in yellow unveiled a mix of updates and new product, all of it centering around mountain bike wheels and tires.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


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

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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss


Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines


Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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Interbike: Mavic Crossmax XL Wheel-Tyre System


Mavic has built on its Crossmax Enduro platform and offers the all-mountain Crossmax XL Wheel-Tyre System (WTS), bringing a little more durability to the line in both the rim and the tire.

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Star gazing Interbike: Rider celeb sightings from Outdoor Demo


Interbike: World champs, pros and legends converge on Las Vegas for Interbike and we take their photos.

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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! DeeMax Ultimate wheels in action […]

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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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