Mavic, a prominent name in cycling gear, is making a splash in the expanding gravel market with exciting new products. The company has introduced two gravel specific wheelsets and two off road shoes, aiming to strike the perfect balance between affordability and top notch features.
Allroad S Affordable Gravel Wheelset
The Allroad S is the more budget friendly gravel wheelset option. It boasts a 25mm internal rim width designed to handle the unpredictable terrain of gravel riding, accommodating wider profile tires ranging from 30 64mm. Mavic has used its proprietary Maxtal alloy for the rims, employing fore drilling to keep the rim bed sealed and tubeless ready without the need for tape. This technique also enhances rim strength.
The Allroad S is equipped with the ID360 freewheel, known for its lightweight and dependable performance. Additionally, it features the QRM Auto bearing system for long term durability. The Allroad S wheelset weighs 1,790g for the pair and retails for €529.
Allroad SL Premium Gravel Wheelset
Stepping up the game is the Allroad SL, which builds upon the foundation of the Allroad S. It offers a more premium package with a similar rim profile featuring a 25mm internal rim width and 28mm external width. However, the SL rims are 1mm shorter at 21mm and are hookless for enhanced durability. These rims are made from ISM4D, a material that balances weight savings with durability.
Mavic has added the Black Shield coating to the SL rims, providing superior protection against rock impacts and scratches. Like the Allroad S, the SL wheelset features the same fore drilling rim design, making them tubeless ready without the need for tape.
The Allroad SL wheelset incorporates the same freehub and oversized bearing design as the S model to ensure durability and longevity. It weighs 1,655g for the set and retails at €889.
Cosmic Boa SPD Shoes Gravel Comfort
In addition to the new gravel wheelsets, Mavic has introduced two mid tier shoes. The Cosmic Boa SPD is tailored for gravel enthusiasts who value both on and off bike comfort. Its composite fiberglass and nylon sole offer a Mavic energy transfer rating of 50 out of 100. The shoe features synthetic micro fiber uppers with a velcro and Boa combination closure system.
Designed with walking in mind, the Cosmic Boa SPD is versatile for various activities, whether it’s multi day trekking, gravel grinding, or daily commuting. It’s available in UK sizes 5.5 13, weighs 280g (size 8.5), and retails for €155.
Crossmax Boa Shoe Precision for XC Riders
Mavic’s Crossmax Boa shoe is aimed at cross country mountain bikers seeking precision and comfort. It shares the same fiberglass and nylon sole as the Cosmic Boa SPD, ensuring pedaling efficiency. This shoe boasts a dual velcro and Boa closure system and features a roomier toe box for added comfort during mountain biking adventures.
Oversized TPU lugs provide off bike traction in wet and dry conditions. The Crossmax Boa shoe is available in UK sizes 3.5 13, weighs 300g (size 8.5), and retails for €149.
With these new offerings, Mavic is catering to the diverse needs of cyclists, offering quality gear for gravel enthusiasts and cross country riders alike.
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