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Mavic shoes....

bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
edited May 2010 in Road buying advice
Anyone using Mavic shoes? Took a look at them today and seem very light weight for the summer.

Any feedback ?
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  • max888max888 Posts: 206
    I have the avenirs, they are the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn, way more comfortable than my previous shimanos. The quality is really good and you can wipe them clean which you'll need to do if you get the white ones as i did.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Very timely thread.

    I cannot believe I am doing this but my Sidi 6.6. are just too much for me and I want comfort.

    So I'm gonna get shot of them and get the Avenir.

    ANyone comment on sizing. STraight swap?
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  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Can't comment on sidi but puma and adidas trainers fit me perfect in a 10 and so do my avenirs. I found other cycling shoes I'd have to go up a size to get my foot in. Avenirs are uber comfy.G
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,144
    love my mavic pro road, got them for 110 from evans in the sale. look the nuts and v confy for carbon sole'd
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  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    Very timely thread.

    I cannot believe I am doing this but my Sidi 6.6. are just too much for me and I want comfort.

    So I'm gonna get shot of them and get the Avenir.

    ANyone comment on sizing. STraight swap?

    Sizing wise, I ride a 9 s-works shoe and a standard 8 but the UK 8 Mavics seemed more than big enough and the 9's too big. As a summer shoe I will wear thin socks so reckon the 8's would do me. Might get them in Bright yellow too !

    http://www.mavic.com/road/products/zxel ... 422.9.aspx
  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    Evans are seling Shimano R220s for £80, quality shoes at that price. Full heat mouldable. I've got them, considered buying some more at that price just to keep for when mine wear out. Worth a look at least
  • sods_lawsods_law Posts: 161
    I bought the Zxelliums yesterday (in yellow).

    Fit wise, they are a fairly narrow fit. They are very comfy, and i am about to do 60 miles, so Illl give you my thoughts when i get back :)
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
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    Sizing wise, I ride a 9 s-works shoe and a standard 8 but the UK 8 Mavics seemed more than big enough and the 9's too big. As a summer shoe I will wear thin socks so reckon the 8's would do me. Might get them in Bright yellow too !

    http://www.mavic.com/road/products/zxel ... 422.9.aspx

    So, you reckon a 45 in Sidi would be a 45 in Mavic?
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,144
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    Sizing wise, I ride a 9 s-works shoe and a standard 8 but the UK 8 Mavics seemed more than big enough and the 9's too big. As a summer shoe I will wear thin socks so reckon the 8's would do me. Might get them in Bright yellow too !

    http://www.mavic.com/road/products/zxel ... 422.9.aspx

    So, you reckon a 45 in Sidi would be a 45 in Mavic?

    i'm an 8 in everything else and an 8 (42) in mavic,
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    I'm a 45 in everything and find my Sidi's a tad too small at 45. Perhaps the Mavics are more true sized.

    Might just give the 45 a whirl.
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Hmm, now being tempted by the road pro..............
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  • FHKJFHKJ Posts: 151
    Absolutely LOVE my Mavics. Come up smaller than Shimanos, but half a size bigger than normal shoes seems the perfect fit. White white white for me (yellow was just one step too far!)...
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Could someone with a pair of size 11 Avenirs please measure them for me?
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  • IronHorse100IronHorse100 Posts: 302
    rjh299 wrote:
    Evans are seling Shimano R220s for £80, quality shoes at that price. Full heat mouldable. I've got them, considered buying some more at that price just to keep for when mine wear out. Worth a look at least
    That's a phenomenal deal - less than half price! Why so cheap? Would you recommend these? I'm close to buying some I think.
  • max888max888 Posts: 206
    Could someone with a pair of size 11 Avenirs please measure them for me?

    Mine are size 11. What do you want me to measure?
  • IronHorse100IronHorse100 Posts: 302
    Max888 wrote:
    Could someone with a pair of size 11 Avenirs please measure them for me?

    Mine are size 11. What do you want me to measure?
    The shoes.
  • max888max888 Posts: 206
    Toe to Heel (outside measurement) = 31cm[/quote]
  • max888max888 Posts: 206
    That quote thing shouldn't be there, sorry.
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Go and try some on you lazy gets. :wink:
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Ta all!

    EL, no can do. I have work away till Wednesday and need to order them asap as I have the Dragon Ride next week!

    My Sidi 5.5. are smaller than a piece of A4 (they are size 45). On the basis size 11 (46) are a little longer it sounds to me as if 10.5 will be ok!
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  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    rjh299 wrote:
    Evans are seling Shimano R220s for £80, quality shoes at that price. Full heat mouldable. I've got them, considered buying some more at that price just to keep for when mine wear out. Worth a look at least
    That's a phenomenal deal - less than half price! Why so cheap? Would you recommend these? I'm close to buying some I think.

    Definitely get them. They are awesome. All sizes, including normal and wide in stock. I paid £140 from LBS about a year ago and had them heat moulded. Not entirely necessary if you can't get it done but if you can find somewhere to do it then worth it. As i said, if I had any spare cash i'd buy another pair just for when mine wear out. That doesn't look like anytime soon though.
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    sods_law wrote:
    I bought the Zxelliums yesterday (in yellow).

    Fit wise, they are a fairly narrow fit. They are very comfy, and i am about to do 60 miles, so Illl give you my thoughts when i get back :)

    any verdict?
  • sods_lawsods_law Posts: 161
    sods_law wrote:
    I bought the Zxelliums yesterday (in yellow).

    Fit wise, they are a fairly narrow fit. They are very comfy, and i am about to do 60 miles, so Illl give you my thoughts when i get back :)

    any verdict?

    Did 60 miles yesterday, and 25 this morning. Lush is all i can say :)

    As said, they are definitely a narrow fitting shoe, which suits me as i have narrow feet. After my old shoes which were barges in comparison, the Mavics felt strange at first as they 'hug' my feet (my old shoes i could move my toes left/right/up/down inside the shoe), but they definitely felt more secure putting power down! Todays ride, I barely even noticed I was wearing shoes, as they just feel snug.
    The straps are good, and offer plenty of adjustment options, and are easy to adjust whilst riding.
    The biggest difference was from moving from a plastic sole to a carbon sole. Wow! Anyone that dosnt have carbon is missing out :P I had some slight feet ache at the end of the 60 miler yesterday, but all the club guys said this is normal moving from a shoe that flex's to a shoe that dosnt, and my feet will adapt. I had no pain today :)

    Overall, impressed with the quality. Obviously I have the Zxelliums, but I tried the Galibers on aswell, and they were also nice. Best bit though, is they are seriously yellow!


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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Sods law, can you remind us of the size/what you changed from to the size of the Mavics?
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  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    Like the look at those yellow Mavics. Fancy a pair of proper flash/bit gaudy looking shoes. Maybe a horrendously bright green
  • sods_lawsods_law Posts: 161
    edited May 2010
    Sods law, can you remind us of the size/what you changed from to the size of the Mavics?

    I have a UK size 9 - Euro 43 pair of Scott Pros, and the Mavics are a UK size 9 - Euro 43 1/3.

    The Mavics are definitely more snug than the Scott's, though they are on paper bigger? I would guesstimate that they are 1/2 size smaller than the Scotts?
  • sods_lawsods_law Posts: 161
    rjh299 wrote:
    Like the look at those yellow Mavics. Fancy a pair of proper flash/bit gaudy looking shoes. Maybe a horrendously bright green

    I reckon they are quite smart, as my club kit is black and white, and I have a Ltd Ed Boardman, which has yellow trim :)
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    sods_law wrote:
    sods_law wrote:
    I bought the Zxelliums yesterday (in yellow).

    Fit wise, they are a fairly narrow fit. They are very comfy, and i am about to do 60 miles, so Illl give you my thoughts when i get back :)

    any verdict?

    Did 60 miles yesterday, and 25 this morning. Lush is all i can say :)

    As said, they are definitely a narrow fitting shoe, which suits me as i have narrow feet. After my old shoes which were barges in comparison, the Mavics felt strange at first as they 'hug' my feet (my old shoes i could move my toes left/right/up/down inside the shoe), but they definitely felt more secure putting power down! Todays ride, I barely even noticed I was wearing shoes, as they just feel snug.
    The straps are good, and offer plenty of adjustment options, and are easy to adjust whilst riding.
    The biggest difference was from moving from a plastic sole to a carbon sole. Wow! Anyone that dosnt have carbon is missing out :P I had some slight feet ache at the end of the 60 miler yesterday, but all the club guys said this is normal moving from a shoe that flex's to a shoe that dosnt, and my feet will adapt. I had no pain today :)

    Overall, impressed with the quality. Obviously I have the Zxelliums, but I tried the Galibers on aswell, and they were also nice. Best bit though, is they are seriously yellow!


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    Thanks for that. I have decided to get a pair this week also. As much as I love my Sworks shoes, these are going to be a summer only shoe and look very cool for the (hopefully) coming months. I tried on the 8's with thin endura socks and seem like the perfect fit. Picking them up this week. Nice one.
  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    sods_law wrote:
    rjh299 wrote:
    Like the look at those yellow Mavics. Fancy a pair of proper flash/bit gaudy looking shoes. Maybe a horrendously bright green

    I reckon they are quite smart, as my club kit is black and white, and I have a Ltd Ed Boardman, which has yellow trim :)

    Yea, not knocking 'em. They probably match up quite nicely by the sounds of it. I've got whole red/white/black theme going throughout my bike and gear. Just think some bright shoes would stand out and hopefully look smart. Or proper stupid...
  • rdtrdt Posts: 869
    I've recently bought some Mavic Chasm MTB shoes for use on my road bike, which are near identical to the Mavic Pro Roads (I think), these being one notch down from the Zxellium.

    They replace some Specialized S-Works road shoes from a few years back.

    Size wise, the Mavics are maybe a 1/2 size (if that) smaller than "normal", and are narrow fitting. The carbon sole is very stiff but quite thin. Although these are MTB shoes, the stack height seems to be less than the S-Works road shoes, and I've had to drop the seat a few mm.

    They're fit me a treat, so are well comfy, and the pedalling platform feels absolutely rock solid due to the carbon sole - you'd never know you were on MTB pedals.

    Chuffed as a chocolate frog :)
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