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

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

Thanks to Mavic for sending us this product to Unbox. All views expressed in this video are the presenter’s own.

Simon Richardson, GCN’s resident lover of tech, checks out the NEW Mavic Comète Ultimate Cycling Shoes, and you can WIN them!

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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?!

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  1. Juan More Time 68 on May 6, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Hate to say this, but I fully expect to see these shoes heavily discounted next year when nobody buys them….

  2. Alex Hendren on May 6, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Does the reduced stack height mean Matt will be able to clip in?

  3. crnkspinnr on May 6, 2023 at 8:40 am

    Super tech!

  4. Anthony B on May 6, 2023 at 8:41 am

    There’s a few minutes of my life I won’t get back. GCN credibility took a very steep nosedive with this commercial.

  5. Modern Day Pirate on May 6, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Are these compatible with magnetic pedals? I’m an above knee amputee. Trying to figure a nice setup. Get to claim it through insurance. Having myself clipped in scared the hell outta me. Also I take it these wouldn’t be good for the trails?

  6. Nicholas Carbon on May 6, 2023 at 8:49 am

    What happens if I fall in those shoes will the carbon break👀🤔

  7. Ali Khan on May 6, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Calf activity increase, check…
    19% ankle movement change, check…
    3% spincter tone reduction, check…
    lets go riding

  8. Russ Rod on May 6, 2023 at 8:49 am

    $1,000 I thought that shoe’s have Power Meter build in… SMH.(By the way, IF that shoe with Power Meter come’s out i want royalty in it) Welcome.

  9. Rory Johnson on May 6, 2023 at 8:51 am

    What size

  10. Crypto Que on May 6, 2023 at 8:52 am

    These shoes are still $700, & they’re not much lighter than my Bontrager XXX shoes…that I got on Ebay for $45

  11. Danny Andersen on May 6, 2023 at 8:52 am

    What a thrill it would be to win a pair of shoes like these – only to find out that they are not your size! 😛

    While I can see that a thicker sole surely would help if you have a smaller foot, I doubt it’s a "one size fits all" kind of shoe. 😉

  12. Sean El King-bey on May 6, 2023 at 8:53 am

    I’m strictly oldskool but that is something else, top marks to mavic an gcn of course

  13. AtlantisArch on May 6, 2023 at 8:53 am

    narrow toebox. unusable. vote down.

  14. BUBibby Games on May 6, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Yummy yummy shoes!!

  15. snaavs on May 6, 2023 at 8:56 am

    the new pros at marginal gains.

  16. Ed Quesada on May 6, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Can you run up Mt Ventoux in them?

  17. Tim Tharratt on May 6, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Impressive, but expensive. I have snowboard boots that use the same BOA Cable system, I get 3 days use before the tightening mechanism fails. For the cost I hope these fair better!

  18. Ride & Hike For Life on May 6, 2023 at 9:00 am

    1 million subs, congratulions!!

  19. Charles Man on May 6, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Stupid tech.

  20. Global Cycling Network on May 6, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Don’t forget to hit the link and enter 👉 http://gcn.eu/MavicCometeWIN

  21. Farmer's Choice on May 6, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Si, Mavic ProCarbon Exalith,Black check,Mavic Aksium Helmet check…mavic comete ultimate road shoe……….

  22. Peak Torque on May 6, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Anyone else have to google manolo blahnik?

  23. Ricardo De Castro on May 6, 2023 at 9:08 am

    whos Win?

  24. JenkemSuperfan on May 6, 2023 at 9:09 am

    uh, who won the last one?

  25. CreamyBone on May 6, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Mavic’s claims are total garbage marketing jive… until independently verified.

  26. Cyclespeed Tours on May 6, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Seems the opposite approach of the Sworks 6 shoe which looks to stiffen and grip the heel more…..?

  27. DarkHalmut on May 6, 2023 at 9:11 am

    I’d be afraid to get off my bike in these and shatter the carbon on a stone.

  28. Cody Brown on May 6, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Are they disc brake rotor proof?

  29. Steven S on May 6, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Is there a peer reviewed study confirming these power saving claims or is this more fake science from a bike company?

  30. Steven Hudson on May 6, 2023 at 9:11 am

    look past the price and this could be the first step in new cycling footwear design. new technology always starts at the top end, F1 technology more often than not eventually filters down to everyday motor vehicles. the two part system is potentially a revelation. don’t be surprised if in a few years this is common place in most brands range of shoes. I for one think this is a fantastic design., but time will tell how effective it is.

  31. Benito Victoor on May 6, 2023 at 9:12 am

    looks great time 2 test them !

  32. Aleksandar Coh on May 6, 2023 at 9:14 am

    never won anything. literally anything. this is it 😀

  33. Red Ben on May 6, 2023 at 9:14 am

    that’s really unfair :'( I never win

  34. Frank Hutton on May 6, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Can you just wear the outer?

  35. thacrackfox on May 6, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Can you imagine humiliation as you’re getting dropped, wearing $1,000 cycling shoes?

  36. ClarkyXPH on May 6, 2023 at 9:17 am

    I’m sure having a new toy to play with contributed somewhat to the 70% who performed better to exhaustion

  37. Nonoririko on May 6, 2023 at 9:18 am

    1000 bucks, that is insane for shoes

  38. Kieron H on May 6, 2023 at 9:18 am

    love these 😍

  39. hiurro on May 6, 2023 at 9:21 am

    If they are giving away that pair of shoes does that mean you have to get lucky enough to win the contest and then double as lucky for them to fit?

  40. Richard Law on May 6, 2023 at 9:22 am

    I don’t really understand how having the components of the shoe be separable actually does anything other than potentially counter the stated aim. Kind of seems therefore like a bit of an expensive gimmick – albeit one that looks really cool! (I think I should win them to test their claims! 😉 )

  41. Waynos Fotos on May 6, 2023 at 9:22 am

    I will not be buying these unless they are the same price or only slightly more than regular shoes. To me comfort and reduced numbness are the most important. I can see the carbon frame around the shoes would be worth some dollars but, I have heard the watts saving ringing in my ears year after year. Just think, special lube a few watts here, ceramic bearings on the derailleur 15 watts here, new enve wheels another 15 watts here, even now aero cycle computers another few watts + all the other little add ons you can buy, add this all together and we have wattage saved approaching 50watts! With all these "claimed" savings. Really GCN, it is all pie in the sky. In the real world the bikes are very even, and it come down to three things. Wattage output of the rider, aero position of the rider (Body) and weight of the rider. THAT is it guys! Plus Mavic wheels are the most overpriced wheels for the dollars, their hubs are really poor. So I wouldn’t be referencing their wheels as a standard. Sorry to be negative but these are the facts.

  42. whosoever on May 6, 2023 at 9:24 am

    This is cheap mate, if you compare this with lady’s handbag……..

  43. Waynos Fotos on May 6, 2023 at 9:29 am

    That is $250.00 a watt!

  44. abu maawi on May 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

    my jordan cost more

  45. Aurelius on May 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

    The shoes should be a bike to fit the winner 🏆

  46. TheLoneSculler on May 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

    So when’s the million subscriber special?

  47. Steven Foley UK on May 6, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Cool shoes $1000 not so cool . Only way I be able to get a pair at that price is to win the competition lol

  48. Barvicutes TV on May 6, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Absolutely out of this world technology. I hope comfort does not jeoperdize performance.

  49. Joel Austin on May 6, 2023 at 9:34 am

    thanks GCN for another great video

  50. Jack Squat on May 6, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Am I the only one who snickered when he said "soft upper bootie"?