Mavic pulled together this great video of one of their sponsored riders, Tito Tomasi and his trip to Nepal to ride the unexpected.
Woah! This is awesome. Last June, Thierry Saint-Léger, 57 years old, completed the first non stop crossing of the French Alpes on a fixed gear. See more at Mavic.
It’s Friday and the trails are calling. These videos from the 2015 Trans-Provence have me really missing the mountains… Oh and that wallride at the 1:18 mark was so good!
#GetSickDay threw our coverage of the MAVIC® Trans-Provence 2015 off a day. While we were in bed with a cold, these racers were getting sick…
Killer switchbacks and natural pump tracks line the trails for the third day of the MAVIC® Trans Provence. Seriously, I can’t get over how much fun this year’s course looks!
Riding in the Tetons with Mavic
Photos and words by Ryan Wilson
A couple weeks ago Mavic invited a group of journalists, athletes, and myself to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to put a few pieces from their revamped Ksyrium lineup through their paces in and around Grand Teton National Park. This was my first time in Wyoming and really my first time riding in the Rockies at all, so it goes without saying I was excited to see what the riding was like.
If you need a reason to be stoked on the Trans Provence, just look at this video’s title image. A mix of old vernacular and modern MTB technology creates this dichotomy of trail stokedness. Or something like that. Just check out the MAVIC® Trans Provence’s Day 02 coverage and look for our boy Ty in the mix!
… oh and happy birthday Gary!
With all this dirt on the site as of late, I figured it’d be nice to spice it up a bit with another video from the Col Collective… Here’s Michael’s latest video, featuring the Col d’Aspin.
It’s taken them longer than other brands but Mavic has finally agreed that wider is better in terms of rim interior and exterior width. Their new Ksyrium Elites are now 25mm wide, resulting in an internal rim width of 17mm. Throw either a tire of your choice on these wheels, or ride the supplied 25mm Yksion Pro tires. The Ksyrium Elites come with color options, offering red hubs with red spoke nipples, blue or a clean black on black finish. Retail is set at $790.90 for the wheelset, Yksion Pro tires and skewers included.
See more at Mavic.
The Col Collective’s newest video features one of the many climbs in the Rhône-Alpes, the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Like picturesque villages, clinging onto the sides of gargantuan beasts like the Col Agnel? Well, the Col Collective has just the thing you’re looking for…
Check out more information below!
Typically, when you say Indonesia and action sports, you think surfing, not epic mountain biking!
Stoked to see these photo and that sick bike going on eBay for a good cause!
“Mavic is proud to offer this very limited edition Ritte Vlaanderen bike with our Ksyrium 125 Anniversary wheel-tyre system and SRAM Red 22 components.
Hand-painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon, this bike is truly one-of-a-kind. The seat mast is uncut in order to fit a wide range of potential owners of this piece of history. The Ritte x Mavic 125th Anniversary Vlaanderen is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate the 125th year that Mavic has been your trusted partner in cycling.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit World Bicycle Relief and their efforts to provide simple and sustainable bicycle transportation to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. Until 12/31/14 all donations (including this auction and up to $1 million) will be matched thanks to generous gifts from a small group of anonymous donors. To learn more about the impact of WBR please watch their new video.
Special thanks to Ritte, SRAM, Ritchey and The Pro’s Closet for making this bike and auction possible. All images provided by John Watson at ‘The Radavist’.”
Feeling lucky? Bid at eBay now!
The Col Collective takes on one of the most iconic climbs, Stelvio!
“As the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres, the Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. From Prato its 48 bends carve their way up the mountain in what appears to be an endless road towards heaven, constantly switching back and forth the higher you climb. This was the final ascent of the day after two days in and around the Eastern and Italian Alps, we had a long transfer over to the Dolomites to look forward to but before doing so one last (big) mission to complete. Although warm and bright in the valley when we started the clouds were thickening up above and temperature dropping fast as the sun dipped its head on the distant horizon. Will we make it to the top before dark was the question on everyone’s mind? Watch now to find out. Chasing daylight, climbing mountains, what a feeling, this is definitely why we ride! “
It’s hard to beat the Swiss Alps!
“After crossing the French Alps non-stop last summer, Mavic ambassador Mike Cotty prepares to take on his longest and toughest journey to date, a 1000km traverse of the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps featuring 21 mountains and 23,000 metres of elevation. Watch how Mike and his team get ready as they embark on an adventure of new and unknown limits. The Road to Mont Blanc – coming August 2014.”
Garrett Chow is an exceptional designer and I’m very fond of his work. In today’s industry, so many cycling-related projects rely on paint design, meaning it’s the ultimate crux in a project’s success.
It’s easy to draw some chevrons, or paint a logo a pantone and call it a day, but to really dive into data, something that’s typically not visually stimulating and pull a compelling paint job from a series of numbers and historical markers takes talent.
With the recent Mavic 125ans project bikes, I took a liking to Argonaut‘s design. There was information there and it required you to stop and really examine every aspect of the bike. There were a lot of immaculate paint jobs in the 125ans bikes, but this one was more than that…
See more below!
Man, I know I get to shoot some pretty balleur rides, but I had a blast documenting the Mavic 125ans bikes… And it brought me back to my favorite city in the world for riding bikes: Los Angeles.
I’ll be reviewing a set of these Ksyrium 125 wheels, for those who have been emailing me, asking what I thought of them.
For now, thanks to Chad and Zach for bringing me to my favorite city, to ride and photograph bikes.