Who should buy the Mavic Deemax Pro

The Deemax Pro is a mountain cycling shoe. It was developed in collaboration with champion enduro racer Fabien Barel with the sole purpose of creating footwear that will meet the needs of enduro cyclists. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that features a reinforced upper that protects the foot against the elements of the mountain. 
  • Need a sole unit that provides excellent traction on both wet and dry terrains.

Mavic Deemax Pro Logo

Stiff yet flexible outsole

The Energy Grip AM outsole covers the bottom of the Deemax Pro. It is a rubber compound with high-abrasion resistance, allowing it to withstand walking on rough surfaces.

Mavic Deemax Pro Stiff yet flexible

It has a score of 60 out of 100 on the Mavic Energy Transfer Index, meaning it is stiff enough to provide reliable energy transfer, but still offers flexibility to make walking comfortable.

Excellent traction

The Contragrip top outsole enhances traction. It features an aggressive lug pattern that bites soil and rocky surfaces.

Mavic Deemax Pro Excellent traction

Shock absorption

This pair of cycling shoes also features a layer of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. It decreases the shock felt by the foot during hiking, for longer-lasting comfort. 

Mavic Deemax Pro  Shock absorption

The Mavic Deemax Pro two-hole cleat system

The Deemax Pro employs a two-hole cleat system. Mavic advises using a 1-mm plate if you have Shimano or Crankbrothers cleats. This is compatible with the following clipless pedals: Funn Ripper, Shimano PD-M520, Crankbrothers Mallet E LS, DMR V-Twin, Nukeproof Horizon CS, to name a few.

Mavic Deemax Pro The Mavic Deemax Pro two-hole cleat system

All-around comfort

A 3D breathable mesh is used for the upper of the Mavic Deemax Pro. This fabric ensures that the foot stays fresh and dry, even during hot conditions. There are also perforations on the quarters to aid in aeration.

Mavic Deemax Pro All-around comfort

The Ergo 3D Tongue provides additional comfort to the wearer. This element, combined with the cushioned collar, delivers a secure foothold.

Offers secure fit

This pair of mountain cycling shoes uses a traditional lacing system for fit adjustments. There is also a single strap at the top that helps with the lockdown.

Mavic Deemax Pro Offers secure fit

Asymmetric design

The collar features an asymmetric design. The medial side is made higher, protecting the ankle against abrasion during extreme riding conditions.

Mavic Deemax Pro  Asymmetric design

Synthetic overlays protect the mesh. There are also additional reinforcements placed on the toe and the heel sections.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 20.5oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes, Flat
Closure: Lace, Velcro
Features: Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
BRAND Brand: Mavic
Rigidity: Stiff

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