Unboxing The NEW Mavic Comète Ultimate Cycling Shoes | Win With GCN

Published on April 16th 2017

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Thanks to Mavic for sending us this product to Unbox. All views expressed in this video are the presenter's own. Click here to enter the competition: http://gcn.eu/MavicCometeWIN Simon Richardson, GCN's resident lover of tech, checks out the NEW Mavic Comète Ultimate Cycling Shoes, and you can WIN them! Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/8F Let us know what you think of these one of kind shoes in the comments below 👇 Coming in at $1000, there is no denying that these shoes are on the upper end of the pricing scale. Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson talks through these shoes and what he finds so special about them. The project to produce these shoes began in 2011 after pro-riders demanded a very light shoe whilst remaining stiff and great power transmission. So it has certainly been a lengthy process to be able to release this two piece shoe. Part 1 of the shoe is the carbon fibre outer, almost skeleton like, which is very light and maintains excellent strength. The stack height of the shoe is 4.5mm. This means that your foot is able to transmit power very efficiently with minimum loss. Part 2 of the shoe is the inner "bootie". It's designed with hot weather riding and is made of a synthetic material, that integrates with the the outer shell and gives a bonded-like joint through friction to allow the foot to not move around. The bootie also features an insole, which is replaceable with a higher volume insole should your feet require. Why two pieces? Mavic discovered a reduction in calf muscle activity with this system when pedalling and then established there is a greater muscular efficiency. Due to the lower ankle design of the shoe, Mavic also worked out that the increased movement of ankle mean that a rider could have a better pedal stroke, thus leading to more power at the dead point of pedalling. The shoes come complete with a cleaning cloth and also overshoes, how cool?! How can you win? Simply click here to enter our competition: http://gcn.eu/95 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/8E Watch more on GCN... How To Know When To Replace Your Cleats | GCN's Cycling Tips 📹 http://gcn.eu/1JMS75n Secret And Innovative New Tech From Eurobike 2016 📹 http://gcn.eu/8D Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com