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Weight: Men 11.8oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Speed lacing

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Cross-country cyclists may benefit from the features offered by the Crossmax. This pair of Mavic cycling shoes is crafted to provide comfort to wearers, whether they are on or off their bikes. Its upper is designed similarly to road cycling shoes - sleek and unobtrusive, but with soft foam lining the inside to prevent chafing.

Meanwhile, the outsole is created to support effective pedaling as well as smooth heel-to-toe transitions while walking. It can be fitted with cleats so it locks with the pedals. The lugs on the outsole are quite aggressive, providing traction on uneven surfaces.

Traction. The Energy Grip Terra outsole makes up the bottom of the Crossmax. This rubber compound is durable and dulls the impact of each step. Enhancing the traction is governed by the Contragrip innovation. It is the outermost layer that makes contact with the ground, preventing slippage even on wet conditions.

Power transfer. The outsole of this pair of cycling shoes has an Index Energy Transfer of 40 out of 100. It doesn’t bend when pedaling, but not too stiff that it will make walking uncomfortable.

The Crossmax uses a 2-hole cleat system. It is compatible with clipless mountain bike pedals like the Nukeproof Horizon CL, the Crankbrothers Mallet E LS, the Look X-Track En-Rage, the Shimano PD-M820, to name a few.

Protection. A leather-like material forms the outer layer of the Mavic Crossmax. It keeps the form of the upper for reliable support and protection against the elements.

Comfort. Heat dissipation is made possible with the presence of mesh panels and perforations on various parts of the top. The interior is also lined with mesh fabric, amplifying temperature and moisture control. 

Closure. Locking the foot in is the Quick Lace system. Push the button on the toggle to adjust its position then release it to secure the laces. The top of the tongue has a fold. It serves as a garage where you can tuck in the excess lace and toggle.

If the Quick Lace mechanism doesn’t give you the lockdown you need but otherwise love the Crossmax, check out the Mavic Crossmax Elite. It uses the same materials and technology but employs the Ergo Dial QR and the Ergo Straps. They allow for a more customized fit.

Inside the Mavic Crossmax is the OrthoLite insert. This thin sockliner provides maximum coverage to prevent slippage and deliver a comfortable footbed to wearers.

Replaceable parts of this cycling trainer include the OrthoLite insole and the Quick Lace.

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This shoe: $100
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This shoe: 11.8oz
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