Mavic neutral service mechanic Max Ruphy leans out the window to assist Cannonade-Drapac rider Rigoberto Uran during a critical moment of Stage 9 of the 2017 Tour de France. You can win a seat in the Mavic car at this year's TDF - details in the article below. Image Courtesy of Mavic.
In this Bicycling Australia video, recorded during the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, we speak with Guy Thompson from Groupe Sportif, the Australian MAVIC distributors - along with French professional cyclist Pierre Latour from AG2R La Mondiale.
First up Guy explains and demonstrates Mavic's revolutionary Road UST (Universal System Tubeless) - the company's tubeless offering that's rapidly gaining a reputation for ease of installation and removal.
The tyres, Mavic Yksion UST in 25mm and 28mm widths, can be easily fitted, and more importantly removed by hand, a new-design beading ensuring the perfect union between tyre and wheel. They can also be pumped, from flat, with a floor or hand pump. Mavic say the stringent manufacturing process of the patented new system ensures each wheel and tyre combination is within a 1mm tolerance.
Less Wasted Watts
We then take at look at the company's innovative 'Comete Ultimate' road cycling shoe. Mavic say this fascinating new design offers 15% energy savings for calf muscles which translates to what we all want - more watts to the wheels.
"The combination of a reduced 4.5mm stack height and a lower contour at the ankle allows the highest level of freedom of movement," said a Mavic representative."As a result, you experience a 19% increase in range of motion and a more round and efficient pedal stroke that saves an average of 4.2 watts per revolution."
Win A Trip To Paris And A Seat In The Mavic Support Vehicle
As Guy mentions in the video, Mavic customers have the chance to win a trip to France and incredibly rare opportunity of a day in the famed neutral service vehicle just by purchasing a Mavic product before May 31, 2018.
The prize is valued at $4000 and includes airfares to and from France, a tour of the Mavic factory in Annecy and a seat in a Mavic support vehicle on the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs D'Elysees in Paris!