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Mavic’s Ksyrium Pro provides performance and comfort without breaking the bank. With features often only seen in much more expensive shoes, the Ksyrium Pro II provides you with a highly adjustable fit. This blend of comfort and performance makes the Ksyrium Pro II an ideal shoe for endurance rides.
The Energy Carbon Comp outsole is constructed of a lightweight composite glass fibre and Nylon insert with carbon, for increased stiffness. The sole is only 6mm thick and with the low stack height of 7.5mm, your foot will be closer to the pedal for improved power transfer. With 5mm front/rear adjustment, you can customise the fit of your cleats.
Designed with comfort in mind, an Ergo Fit 3D Ortholite dual density insole provides excellent support and stability for the heel and arch. The Endofit tongue is an internal sleeve that’s designed to hug the foot for maximum comfort. Finally, the Ergo Dial is a lightweight dial retention system, which allows precise adjustments, for a highly customised fit.
- Lightweight shoe, designed with comfort, fit and performance in mind
- Energy Carbon Comp sole provides stiffness for optimal power transfer
- Ergo Fit 3D Ortholite dual density insole provides excellent support and stability
- Ergo Dial closure system allows precision adjustment for a customised fit
- Weight: 540g (pair, size 8.5)
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Ii Road Shoes Review:
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The Mavic Ksyrium shoes fits true to size. The Ksyrium fit generally very well. They lace up easily and quickly, and the rear of the shoe is nice and snug, which is always something I look for. The internal “foot hugging” tongue is a real bonus.
The closure system (a wheel and dial) is really easy to use, and the wheel is very secure once tightened.
It took me about 20 minutes to get these shoes out of the box and ready to ride, as there are a few bits to fiddle with.
First you have to fit the toe clips, then the walking pad, then the cleats. On top of that the laces have to be really “bunched up” for the cleats to fit, which I didn’t like, I am used to laces going round the shoe and over the tongue, so the Ksyrium system takes a while to get used to (but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy).
I actually used the medium size cleat for the first few rides with these shoes, until I got really used to how they felt and still I wasn’t used to it.
If you are going to be trialing the Ksyrium a lot, and walking a lot as I do, but still want to use them for riding, then you would have to be in the market for two pairs of cleats and toe clips.
I took a few rides with the medium pedals, and then swapped over to my usual large shoes, and for me that really worked out well.
For this review, and after a few months of hard use, I have stuck with the large pedals though, as it felt like a better fit.
Once I had the cleats and pedals sorted, I felt comfortable right away. I have long narrow feet, and this shoe fits me well. The only issue that I had is that there is no extra lace inside the shoe, or on the tongue, so I have to leave it a little undone to stop it cutting into my foot.
The shoe itself is very thin and light, when you put it on you probably think that it’s too light and flimsy, but once you are pedalling, you don’t notice you have them on. I record my rides, and at first when I replayed them, I missed where I had actually clipped in and out, because of the lightness of the shoe.
I also find that the shoe is good for my feet, it doesn’t rub anywhere, or pinch, or mark my foot (which is something I have issues with). I even ran a 10K race in them a few weeks ago, and my feet were comfortable at the end of it.
I have read reviews that the Ksyrium shoes are good for wide feet, but I don’t think they are. The sole of the shoe is only about 6mm thick and the length of the shoe only touches the ball of your foot. I used a RWB shoe stretcher to stretch out the inner sole and make it wider and it has worked well.
Some reviews that I have come across claim that the material the shoe is made from ‘sticks’ to your foot and pulls your skin off, but I never found that to be a problem. It is the same material as in my Speedcross shoes, and I don’t have any problems with it.
The only other thing is that the shoe hasn’t come away with any scuff marks, which is a plus Ride.
Bike Radar Review:
“The stiff sole and offset axle position are evident; coupled with the ultralight weight and superb ankle support, these are ideal shoes for anyone who puts in big miles or has a large power output”
The Mavic Ksyrium shoe has worked really well for me. They are comfortable and I really like the dial retention system, it’s easy to use and makes a big difference to ride comfort.
I have ridden these shoes over 320 miles so far with no issues at all, apart from one thing.
The main problem I have is with the weight. I wish the shoe was a little more “substantial”, heavier, as I need to change the cleats, and laces, and I am always checking them over to make sure they are ok.
Anything longer than a 3 or 4 hour ride is pushing it with these shoes. But then again, for the small price of these shoes, I guess, you can’t expect them to perform like a £150 pair of shoes.