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

Mavic
IndustryCycling components
Foundedc.1889
HeadquartersAnnecy, France
ProductsBicycle and Related Components
OwnerBourrelier Group
Websitemavic.com
Mavic CXP Elite road bicycle rim clad with Continental tyre

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.

In 2019 Mavic was sold by Amer Sports to the equity firm Regent, LP.[3] After some ownership turmoil it was sold to Bourrelier Group in 2020.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ "Mavic Saved by Bourellier Group, Focus to Return to Wheels". www.pinkbike.com. Retrieved 1 October 2020.

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