Mavic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mavic
IndustryCycling components
Foundedc.1889
HeadquartersAnnecy, France
ProductsBicycle and Related Components
OwnerRegent, L.P.
Websitemavic.com
Mavic CXP Elite road bicycle rim clad with Continental tyre

Mavic is a France-based bicycle parts manufacturer. Its name an acronym for Manufacture d'Articles Vélocipédiques Idoux et Chanel.

It was founded by Charles Idoux and Lucien Chanel in Lyon, France in the late 1800s.[1] Mavic produced the first aluminium rim in 1934, and the first disc wheel in 1973. Also in 1973 Mavic introduced "neutral" support for all racing teams during cycle races.[2]

Mavic has developed many products over the years, including a Tour de France winning groupset, but is today focused on wheels.

As of 2019 Mavic is owned by the equity firm Regent, LP.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". www.mavic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ Moore, Richard; Benson, Daniel (2012). Bike!: A Tribute to the World's Greatest Racing Bicycles. The Miegunyah Press. ISBN 978-0-522-86183-9. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Amer Sports completes Mavic divestment – Amer Sports". www.amersports.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

External links[edit]