Verdict from 8 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Even during chilly weather, a lot of Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo users affirm the shoe’s ability to adequately keep the foot warm.
  • Many cyclists agree that this winter bike shoe efficiently keeps the elements out.
  • This pair feels very comfortable, according to several wearers.
  • A bunch of testers say that this Mavic cycling shoe is well-built and has excellent quality.
  • According to a number of reviewers, its retention system is easy to use and offers loads of adjustability.
  • Some testers applaud this Mavic footwear’s traction.
  • It is easy to clean, say a number of riders.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few critics claim that it takes a lot of effort to put the shoe on.
  • A couple of riders warn that the cold could still creep in once the temperature starts hitting the negatives.

Bottom line

If you plan on consistent rides throughout the year, even during winter, the Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo may be an excellent footwear choice to accompany you during the colder seasons.

Its highlight is the ability to keep the rider warm and dry during winter rides. Experts say that this cycling shoe is perfect for the temperatures of 2°C and up.

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Good to know

Who is it good for? The Mavic winter cycling shoe’s thermal and waterproof features are aimed at cyclists who still want to ride during chilly weather.

What is it good for? As mentioned above, the footwear’s overall structure is engineered for winter cycling. It is wind- and waterproof to keep the elements at bay, and multiple thermal layers keep the foot cozy.

Down below, the CONTRAGRIP technology offers optimal traction on most surfaces. While the balance of rigidity and flex make sit ideal for cross country and mountain bike rides.

Stiff and flexible. The Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo employs the brand’s ENERGY GRIP TERRA outsole. It is made from an amalgamation of fiberglass and nylon. It has a stiffness rating of 40 out of 100 in the brand’s index energy transfer, offering enough amount of rigidity for power transfer.

Grip. For traction, this pair features CONTRAGRIP, which is designed for traction on muddy or snowy trails.

The Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo features the traditional two-hole MTB cleat system. It is compatible with most SPD pedals such as the Shimano Deore XT M8020 Trail, Time ATAC XC 8 Clipless Carbon, and Crank Brother Egg Beater 3.

Winter-specific features. The whole shoe features a three-layer GORE-TEX membrane. It is wind- and waterproof and retains warmth inside. This element makes the Crossmax SL Pro Thermo a winter bike shoe.

Easy to use closure. This bike shoe uses the ERGO DIAL, the brand’s version of a BOA dial. It allows for easy and precise adjustment.

Staying consistent with the waterproof and thermal feature, the shoe employs a water-repellent zip and cover and warming and waterproof neoprene ankle protection.

Reflective elements. To enhance security, this pair features 360-degree reflective details. It provides improved visibility in low-light, foggy, or storms, which add safety to the cyclist.

The Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo employs their ERGO FIT 3D ORTHOLITE insole. It is breathable, lightweight, and features anti-bacterial treatment. These elements aim to offer a comfortable and fresh-feeling shoe.

It is crafted from Ortholite foam and designed with an ergonomic shape that is said to provide excellent foot support and stability.

How Crossmax SL Pro Thermo compares

This shoe: 73
All shoes average: 80
59 95
This shoe: £210
All shoes average: £180
£80 £520
This shoe: 480g
All shoes average: 407g
280g 720g