Whether you're kitting up for a 'cross town commute or heading out on a weekend road adventure, the Mavic Aksium Men's Cycling Short brings comfortable support to any time in the saddle. Its form-fitting design provides support without feeling restrictive or causing undue irritation, and silicone leg grippers retain a secure fit that eliminates pesky slippage during long hours turning the pedals. It's not Mavic's lightest, most race-minded pair of shorts, but sometimes a little comfort is more important than a lot of aerodynamics.
Pulling perspiration off your skin to reduce the sweat-soaked feel and the subsequent chafing that follows, Skin Wick ST fabric provides a pleasantly cool, dry feel—even on the warmest summer rides. This fabric offers moderate levels of support, keeping you pedaling strong across medium distances. Perhaps most impressive, the Ergo 3D Endurance Insert absorbs fatiguing road vibrations for a comfortable ride. This dual-density foam insert softens the burden of firm saddles and jarring road surfaces, all while promoting maximum breathability with its perforated structure.
- Item #MAV00CS
- Q & A
Very Nice for Hot Weather
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I've used these now for about 400 miles of riding over 7 days and they're very comfortable. I'd rate them five stars but don't feel the silicone grippers inside the leg cuffs are quite as strong as they could be. The insert is quite comfortable, and the construction appears to be top notch. In hot weather, these shorts breathe well and remain cool. I'm very pleased with this item.
I tour carrying a light load on a steel frame touring bike with a leather saddle, and had two days of touring that were 90 plus miles. I was comfortable in the saddle all day long on the mostly uphill climb from Big Timber, MT to Red Lodge.