Comete Ultimate aero helmet and Cosmic Ultimate Shakedry jacket headline new rider kit from Mavic

A whole array of new clothing in Mavic Ultimate range

Alongside its new Cosmic Ultimate UST carbon clincher wheelset, Mavic has also introduced a wide range of new clothing.

The Comete Ultimate is Mavic’s first aero road helmet. It says that the design will save you 3 watts and 14 seconds per hour at 40kpm relative to its Cosmic Pro helmet. The quoted weight for a size medium is 215g and Mavic says that there’s good ventilation for effective temperature control too.

Comete Ultimate aero helmet has a claimed weight of 215g and the option of MIPS

Along with the option of MIPS, Mavic uses a construction method that it calls EPS 4D which it claims improves shock absorption by around 30%. It’s also got an adaptive fit strap system. The non-MIPS helmet is priced at €250 and the MIPS version at €270 and there are five colour options across the range.

Cosmic Ultimate SL shoe has a new, lighter carbon sole

From the head to the feet, with the new Cosmic Ultimate SL shoes. Mavic says that the shoe is WorldTour proven. You get a single Boa closure on the upper, which is made of a plastic frame laser welded to mesh panels. Mavic has increased the width of its toe box, for a more comfortable fit and there’s a new all-carbon sole unit that Mavic says saves 10g. It quotes a weight of 199g per shoe for a size 8.5. Price is €380 and there’s a women’s specific version too, called the Sequence Ultimate SL.

Cosmic Ultimate GTX wet weather jacket is made from Gore Shakedry fabric

Mavic has also released the Cosmic Ultimate GTX jacket. Priced at €350, it uses Gore-Tex Active fabric with Shakedry. We’ve rated Shakedry’s ability to repel surface water when we’ve seen it previously in Gore’s own waterproof jacket line. Mavic says that the Cosmic Ultimate GTX jacket weighs just 95g and of course it’s super-packable.

Mavic's Cosmic Ultimate Insulated SL vest adds insulation in an 80g packable unit

Not warm enough for a lightweight jacket? Mavic now has the Cosmic Ultimate Insulated SL vest to deal with that. Weighing 80g, it includes Coreloft 40 ultra-compressible insulation and is DWR treated for water repellency. There’s an exterior chest pocket and its low bulk makes it easily packable into its storage pocket. The vest is designed to be worn under a waterproof jacket if conditions turn wet and cold. Price is €170.

As well as the new jackets, shoes and helmet, there’s a range of other new Cosmic Ultimate kit and new colours for this summer.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.