Hands On: Mavic’s Lightest Helmet yet, the Cosmic Ultimate
Undoubtedly known more for their wheels than their clothing, Mavic has been making big strides lately in the world of hard and soft goods. Already offering a selection of helmets for both road and mountain biking, the new Cosmic Ultimate takes the title of the lightest helmet they have ever made. Geared towards road or cross country use, the helmet uses dual density EPS foam to offer excellent protection in the event of a crash while also remaining very light weight.
We got a chance to check out the new lid along with the other 125th Anniversary gear recently at Mavic’s La Maison Jaune.
Designed with 26 “Clima Vents,” the Cosmic Ultimate looks well ventilated. Sold in three shell sizes, further fit adjustment is offered through the Ergo Hold SL retention system. In addition to changing the circumference, the Ergo Hold SL system has 3 different vertical positions similar to many other retention systems.
Inside, Cosmic Fit pads include X-Static technology to keep out the funk, while creating a comfortable fit. As someone who prefers the fit of most Giro helmets over Bell, the fit of the medium Cosmic Ultimate was very good.
With the hang tag included, the weight of 215g isn’t that far off from the claimed weight of 210g. Even after trimming a good bit of weight from the 285g Plasma SLR, the Cosmic Ultimate is still CE and CPSC approved. Helmets will be sold in Mavic Yellow, as well as black and white.