Getting dressed to go on a ride during the shoulder-seasons can be notoriously difficult, and we often find ourselves deciding on kit and heading outside, only to stand in the driveway for a few minutes then go inside and change our outfit. Mavic's Cosmic Elite Men's Bib Knickers aim to address the difficulties of those in-between days of the in-between seasons—the days when the sky says summer but the temperature disagrees.
Mavic trusts three separate fabrics to construct the Cosmic Elites, two of which rely on a supportive, stabilizing blend of nylon and elastane with the third addressing moisture transfer with a breathable polyester blend. With this combination, the knickers will be able to keep you warm during the chilly first few miles of a Saturday morning ride without causing you to overheat once the sun hits the pavement and your body starts to warm up. Flatlock seaming throughout alleviates any worry of chafing, awhile Exo Grip leg grippers help gently hold the leg cuffs in-place so you aren't distracted from a climb by wandering hemlines.
For long-ride comfort, Mavic graces the Cosmic Elites with its Ergo 3D insert, a multi-layer, multi-density chamois that aims to provide the right blend of plush support and relief where you need it, moving with you in the saddle for an unobtrusive fit. Unobtrusive is also a goal of the bib strap design, which features airy mesh fabric cut in a minimal silhouette that aims to lie subtly underneath a jersey, wicking moisture away from your skin and providing support without detracting from your ride quality