Who should buy Mavic XA Elite II

Mavic impresses cyclists with another MTB shoe, the XA Elite II. Get this if you:

  • are looking for a highly grippy mountain bike shoe
  • don't mind not having the BOA closure
  • use MTB pedal systems with SPD standard cleats

Mavic XA Elite II brand name

Enjoy a comfortable cycling session with XA Elite II

Droves of buyers agree that the Mavic XA Elite II is indeed a delightfully comfortable bike shoe.

The Ortholite insole ensures that superior cushioning is delivered on and off the bike. This also comes with perforations so that moisture will be managed well. And, with its thickness, it has outstanding shock absorption.

Mavic XA Elite II insole

The Endofit Tongue of the Mavic XA Elite II also hugs the feet, adding to the comfort of the shoe.

Mavic XA Elite II: 25% grippier and promotes efficient pedaling

Several cyclists who have tried this footgear say that it yields enough power transfer.

The rigid internal plate and Energy Grip Trail outsole promises to let the cyclist transfer maximum power to the pedal, which makes pedaling efficient. While it is stiff enough for good power transfer, it is still flexible enough for walking.

Mavic XA Elite II outsole

The Energy Grip Trail outsole also guarantees stability so that cyclists would not lose control even when pedaling hard.

Based on some user reviews, it provides adequate traction off the bike.

With the Contagrip tread on the sole, the grip is maximized in both wet and dry conditions. In fact, the XA Elite II is 25% grippier compared to the leading competitor.

Switch between flat and clip-in pedals

A commenter appreciates the shoe's recessed cleat design, which aids in a comfortable walking experience.

Its cleat plate is removable, allowing cyclists to shift from flat to clip-in pedals.

Mavic XA Elite II cleat

The Mavic XA Elite II is compatible with MTB pedals with SPD standard cleats like CrankBrothers, CrankBrothers Race, Look MTB, Shimano SPD, Time ATAC, Wellgo MTB, and Xtreme MTB.

Not BOA closure, but still provides a secure fit

A few individuals nitpick the shoe's retention system and want a BOA closure instead.

Mavic XA Elite II laces

Even without the BOA closure, though, the Quick Lace closure combined with a top strap makes adjusting easy.

Mavic XA Elite II top strap

This Mavic shoe will keep you stylish and protected

A lot of consumers find this MTB shoe to be good-looking.

Mavic XA Elite II style

Aside from its attractive attribute, it can keep the feet protected from roots, rocks, and other debris thanks to the welded toe protection that the brand added to the shoe.

Mavic XA Elite II toe protection

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 370g
Base model: Mavic XA
Use: Mountain, Casual
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Velcro, Speed lacing
Features: Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Nylon composite sole

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.