Mavic announced the launch of it exclusive Comete cycling shoe this week, which is punctuated by lighter weight, extreme ventilation and the ability to produce greater power output, alongside a whopping price tag of €1,000 ($1250).
According to Mavic, the Comete has been several years in the making, beginning with pro cyclist Dan Martin as far back as 2011, and more recently tested on the feet of the Irish rider during last year’s Tour de France.
Mavic says the Comete’s simple two-piece design borrows heavily from the ski-boot segment, featuring a super lightweight, one-piece carbon fiber outer shell combined with a removable, padded inner bootie that slips into place.
In addition, Mavic says the Comete’s minimalist carbon sole creates a very low “stack height”, which in turn brings the rider’s foot closer to the pedal axle.
The result, is a better interface between foot and pedal, yielding a claimed 19% increase in available range of motion, as well as greater rigidity for improved power transfer.
Additional claims from Mavic include, a reduction in power-loss of up to 15%, by virtue of the Comete’s ability to “activate major calf muscles during the pedal stroke.”
The Comete will be available in just six sizes ranging from 40 to 47.5, will availability limited to only 50 selected shops worldwide.
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