Mavic is celebrating the Classics, notably the upcoming Paris-Roubaix, with the launch of a brand new range of cycle clothing and shoes finished in a limited edition design.
It has just unveiled the limited edition Cosmic Jersey, Cosmic Bib Shorts, Cosmic Pro Limited III shoes and a Road Cap. Each has a design inspired by the race, known as the Hell of the North, “with tough, gritty graphics matching the spirit of the event.”
We reckon the shoes are the highlight of this special range. Mavic has taken its top-end Cosmic Pro Ltd shoes and used the Flemish Lion as the basis for the design that covers the entire upper. We’d step out in them, would you?
The shoes get all the same tech as the regular Cosmic Pro shoes, so there’s an Ergofit tongue and dual rotary dials to keep the foot securely in the shoe and prevent slippage. The vents in the upper are laser cut and a full carbon fibre outsole delivers massive stiffness.
The clothing is based on Mavic’s regular clothing of the same name. The Cosmic Bib Shorts have Mavic’s own Ergo 3D Pro Endurance insert with an Ortholite memory foam that apparently increases shock absorption by 20%. Comfortable enough for Mavic brand ambassador Mike Cotty to ride 1,000km non-stop from Venice to Chamonix. Like you do.
The matching jersey is made from a Ride Wick fabric to provide good moisture transfer to keep you dry and prevent sogginess on a hot ride, with additional vents at the side to provide a way for cooling airflow to help regulate your temperature. It’s a tight, race-fit designed to be aero so there’s no fabric flapping in the wind.
Here are the prices:
Cosmic Pro Ltd III shoes - £230
Cosmic Limited III jersey - £65
Cosmic Limited II bib short - £125
Road Cap Limited III - £25
Like what you see? More info at www.mavic.com
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.