Mavic's new MTB clothing loosens up, but stays techy

Wind and waterproof pieces designed to look good on and off the bike

Mavic has overhauled its mountain bike clothing with an understated and casual design aesthetic supported by new technologies. The company's aim is for the new XA line is gear that can be pedaled all day and still blend in pre- and post-ride.

Mavic jerseys

The XA Pro jersey loosens up a bit for more freedom of movement, made windproof, moisture-wicking fabric. It has laser-cut holes on the back for better airflow when wearing a backpack, Mavic says. There is a chest pocket and side pocket. 

The windproof XA jerseys are available in both short and long sleeve variants
The windproof XA jerseys are available in both short and long sleeve variants

For cooler temperatures, the XA Pro Long Sleeve jersey features the same fabric and pockets, plus a micro-fiber panel for cleaning your sunglasses

The Crossride jersey and hoodie are made from quick-drying Trail Wick ST material.

Mavic shorts 

Mavic's XA Pro shorts were made to work with the XA Pro Under Bib shorts, but of course will work with any pair of bib shorts.  

The XA Pro shorts are designed to work together
The XA Pro shorts are designed to work together

The XA Pro bib shorts are cut with a low bib profile.

Mavic rain jacket

The 2.5-layer Crossmax Pro H2O Jacket is a minimalist shell for wet-weather riding. It has a seam-sealed Dura Rain membrane said to provide long-lasting rain protection and breathability. 

Mavic brings its MTB apparel back to the US with its new, more casual XA line
Mavic brings its MTB apparel back to the US with its new, more casual XA line

A YKK Vislon waterproof zipper and Ergo Cuffs with double inner Lycra construction should keep warmth in and moisture out. 

The Crossmax Pro H2O jacket has a waterproof rating of 10000mm.

Pricing and availability

The Mavic 2017 mountain bike line is available through Mavic.com and Mavic retailers, with most products available immediately.

  • XA Pro jersey: £75 / $99.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • XA Pro Long-Sleeve jeresy: £80 / $109.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • Crossride jersey: £45 / $49.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • Crossride hoodie: £67 / $64.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • XA Pro short: £80 / $109.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • XA Pro Under Bib shorts: £55 / $69.95 / AU pricing TBD
  • Crossmax Pro H2O jacket: £115 / $149.95 / AU pricing TBD
Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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