Who should buy the Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri

The Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri is recommended for triathletes who are searching for bike footwear that has adequate stiffness and flex. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has a sole ideal for cyclists who like plenty of pedal feel for easier control.
  • Need a shoe that is designed specifically for triathlon cycling and can also be used for road cycling due to its same cleat system design.

Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri Logo

Energy Comp Outsole design

The Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri shoe employs the brand’s Energy Comp Outsole design. It is composed of a mixture of composite glass fiber and nylon with a low stack height of 7.5 mm. It yields a light, thin, and adequately stiff performance on the bike. According to Mavic, this shoe has a rating of 50 out of 100 in its Index Energy Transfer chart.

Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri Outsole

Ventilation pockets are placed in the sole to help keep the foot fresh throughout the ride. These pockets also serve as draining ports when transitioning from the swimming leg of the race.

Three-bolt cleat design

This triathlon bike shoe employs the three-bolt cleat design. Some of the pedals suitable for this model are Shimano 105 SPD SL Carbon, Look Keo 2 Max Carbon, and Time Xpresso 6. A space of 5mm for both front and rear is available for cleat adjustments. It allows the rider to get the most comfortable clear positioning for optimal power and ease.

Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri Cleat system

Comfortable and breathable

The upper is crafted from supple synthetic microfiber material. It is designed for sockless comfort and support. Strategically placed perforations enhance overall airflow.

Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri Upper

Lock-down fit

The wide Ergo Tri strap governs a locked-down fit. It also remains open in transition to aid in quicker transitions with minimum fuss. Adjustments can be done while on the bike and on the go. Heel pull-tabs allow the rider to pull the shoe on quickly.

Mavic Cosmic Elite Tri Upper 1

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 250g
Base model: Mavic Cosmic Elite
Use: Triathlon
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Velcro
Features: Breathable, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic, Carbon composite sole

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