Mavic Crossmax Pro Cycling Shoe - Men's
Light, stiff, and precise are three words that encapsulate the cross-country racing staple that is the Mavic Men's Crossmax Pro Shoe. Crafted from ultra-thin synthetic materials and featuring a heaping dose of carbon underfoot, the Crossmax Pro is no stranger to podium finishes at the local race series and setting new PRs through your local forest network.
We'd credit this speedy personality from foot-contouring synthetic uppers that are both aerodynamic and lightweight, tightened precisely with Mavic's Ergo Dial QR and Ergo Dial. These micro-adjustable dials allow you to fine-tune the overall fit and feel of the shoe, so you won't have to deal with nasty pressure points or excessive movement sapping your power output. To keep you moving comfortably towards the finish line or your trail destination, Mavic places an Ergo Fit 3D footbed inside the shoe, which cradles your feet with its dual-density OrthoLite foam.
Delving underneath the shoe's upper, you'll find Mavic's Energy Grip Terra Carbon sole, which is comprised of a resoundingly stiff carbon plate beneath the ball of your foot, surrounded with Contagrip traction lugs that dig into dirt, rock, and roots when you're forced to dismount. Mavic rates its stiffness at 70 of 100, seeing you'll need it to flex a bit while navigating across hike-a-bike sections or placing a foot down over unruly trail sections.
- Speedy XC shoe for race day and spirited romps in the woods
- Lightweight uppers with breathable perforations throughout
- Ergo Dial QR and Ergo Dial provide a micro-adjustable fit
- Ergo Fit 3D footbed supports and stabilizes the foot
- Energy Grip Terra Carbon sole maximizes pedaling efficiency
- Contagrip rubber lugs inspire grip over hike-a-bike sections
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For a 2-bolt cleat system, these shoes are it. They are sturdy, stiff, grippy, and not too heavy. For urban cycling and bike path/park riding, these shoes go seamlessly from excellent power transfer on the bike to sidewalks and floors to hike-a-bike segments. On an all-day tour with nonstop drizzling rain, it took about 3 hours before I started to feel wet feet, and that was likely more from my socks soaking up the moisture than from infiltration into the shoes. My only caution agrees with some other reviews in that these run maybe a half size smaller than expected.
Seem great but run small
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 9.5
These look like great shoes. I really ant to try them and use them. Unfortunately they run small. I am size 9.5 in many other cycling shoes, I can barely get my feet in these. I recommend at least a half size, maybe a full size up. I will have to try that myself. The toe box are a bit narrow also.