EB13: Mavic Grows 650B Mountain Bike Wheel Line, Fresh Cosmic Road Wheels & New Gear!
Mavic’s been pretty busy this year, showing off most of their big new products throughout the summer with new clinchers, tubulars and mountain bike wheels. Links to those are peppered throughout this post. But they saved a few minor updates and lower-end launches for Eurobike, too, covering everything from road and MTB wheels to the pedal collaboration with Time to updated shoes, helmets, clothing and a new hydration pack.
The Cosmic Carbon Ultimate (left) gets upgraded to the new TgMAX carbon braking surface from the CC40 Clinchers. Retail is $3,750.
Speaking of the CC40′s, there’s now a CC40 Tubular WTS that’s a bit wider than the clincher at 25mm. Weight is 1435g fir the pair, but they come as a wheel-tire system, so rolling weight is 1895g. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get the TgMAX brake track resin and treatment. Retail is $2,750.
The Cosmic SLS gets a hub upgrade to drop almost 50g. It also joins the WTS family, so it now comes with tires. It’s a bit more budget friendly at $1,300.
CrossRoc is a new WTS with Roam tires that’s aimed at the fast riding enthusiast. It gets a new rim extrusion that incorporates a firm plastic rim strip to achieve tubeless compatibility, a first for Mavic since their other complete wheels all use the FORE drilling that doesn’t pierce the tire bed.
It also has a new rounded ridge shape for the rim, likely to assist with the pinned assembly but probably also to boost rigidity.
The standard Roam (not to be confused with the dual ply/compound Roam XL on the recently intro’d Crossmax Enduro) uses a firmer 60a single compound rubber and single ply casing. It’s also a bit narrower at 2.2 (2.3 on 26″) and is used front and rear. Retail is just $500 for everything.
Not shown, the Crossmax SLR 650B ($1,000, 1570g) we spotted at NAHBS gets official, and Crossride ($325, 1925g) gets that size, too. There’s also a new CrossOne wheelset that’s super budget friendly at just $250 for the set, and it comes in all three wheel sizes. 650B weight is 1995g.
New road pedal range includes four variations of the Time iClic pedals branded as Mavic. The initial launch is part if a one year agreement to let them get off the ground. Like the Time versions, they have 2.5mm of lateral float and 5° rotational. We get the sense Mavic’s going to be looking at their performance as a testing ground for their own versions in the near future, but they wouldn’t exactly confirm that.
Weights range from 225g down to 155g per pair for the Zxellium SLR Ti, which has a carbon fiber body, titanium spindle and alloy contact plates.
Between their own shoes and these pedals, they say you can a get a really, really low stack height.
The Mavic mountain bike pedals offer XC and trail oriented offerings under the CrossMax and CrossRoc monikers.
All helmets get a slightly revised shape with rounder interior to fit more/bigger heads. They also get new straps and pads, all of which combines to drop about 30-ish grams depending in size and model. For example, the Plasma SLR now comes in at a claimed 285g.
The Zxellium Ultimate gets lighter and more comfortable. They took a bit of material off the toe guard and replaced the synthetic bonded section along the bottom with a thinner film. The mesh upper gets a bigger weave pattern that’s more flexible, and the TPU plastic wrapping that leads to the straps has mostly been replaced with a carbon laminate. Weight drops about 25g to hit 250g per shoe. Retail is $475.
No sooner did we review it than the Notch clothing name changes to Crossmax. It gets a tighter weave on the exterior jersey fabric to better resist snags. The Stratos LS (left) jersey gets more mesh treatment to make it lighter and more breathable.
The Crossmax Hydropack comes in 8.5 (shown) and 15 liter sizes. They have large, well spaced pads to provide good ventilation channels against the back. The sides have quick access pockets on very light mesh waist straps. Good interior pocket org, too. Prices are $130 to $150.