Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

2009 Mavic clothing

Posted by Matt | July 7, 2008 | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year when us bicycle peeps allow ourselves to get worked up into a state of frenzy by the prospect of some new kit available sometime in late autumn or early next year. The Tour de France is nothing if not a useful opportunity to waft the smell of consumerism under our noses after all, even if the goods remain tantalisingly out of reach for much of the next year.

Over on Bikemagic, there’s been a steady flow of information about Mavic’s new 2009 products. Their wheel rims at least are the de-facto choice for many mountain bikers and in our group it’s no different with a selection of seemingly meaningless (to the uninitiated) numbers to foam over – EX223, XM317, EN321, XM819 and so on. Some of them may produce more foam than others admittedly, depending on your inclination.

Having said that, I’ve never met anyone who runs their complete wheelsets, despite their undoubted desirability. But for next year Mavic have returned to their roots (arrghhh! I hate roots!!) with the introduction of a new clothing range.

First impressions (based on teaser shots that are designed to do this sort of thing) is that it’s going to be worth checking out. MTB specific shoes offer chunky soles and substantial velcro-age (anyone still bothering with laces really shouldn’t be) as can be seen here… If I hadn’t invested in my Specialized MTB Sport shoes last year (close to the perfect purchase by the way) I’d be seriously putting these on my watch list.

2009 Mavic MTB shoe

And jackets look to be offering subdued grays, sharp tailoring and the obligatory welded seems. That’s a good few boxes checked straight away!

2009 Mavic MTB jacket

Worth watching for 2009 anyway…

Filed under 2008, News in July 2008


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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