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3/5 (2 Reviews)
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Product Description

The Mavic Drift Winter Mountain Shoe is a warm, comfortable, and fully insulated mountain bicycle shoe. The shoes terra grip outsole and Ergo Fit 2D ensures comfort for the rider. The shoes GORE-TEX? technology is fully waterproof for all cold and wet c

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by triglav a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2012

Strengths:    This shoe is well built with excellent materials, great tread for wet rocks and mud. Warm and size is true with room for winter socks without sizing up.

Weaknesses:    This shoe leaks with splashing water!

Bottom Line:   
This is an update: I wrote the previous review here before it got REALLY wet here in the PNW. It is April now and after significant rain for the past month, now all my trails have large puddles and lots of mud. I rode Green Mt. last weekend and Pope land today and my feet were being splashed constantly. The Drift leaks due to poor design of the overlapping cuff not sealing over the tongue. At first I thought it was my socks wicking water down inside, but today I used a plastic bag as a cuff/gator over my socks and over the cuff and under my riding tights. Any water splashing my legs could not reach my socks and could only go over the cuff and not down inside. You can actually push your finger through the gap straight to your sock so I also put a flat piece of inner tube under the top strap to try to better seal the gap. My feet and socks were soaked through at the end of my ride inside the boot, but the top of my socks were bone dry. This is proof the boot leaks. I hope the Mavic shoe designer reads this review and corrects for 2013! This shoe will be fine for damp and dry, cold conditions, but fails badly for full water splashing.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Brands Cycle

Similar Products Used:   My friends use Shimano, Northwave and Lake winter shoes

Bike Setup:   '09 Stumpy fsr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by triglav a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent fit and true to size. Easy on/off. Room for thicker socks. Seem to be well built and nothing to break.

Weaknesses:    Wrap around cuff could be a little longer

Bottom Line:   
I ride in the Pacific NW all winter including night rides. It is very wet, muddy and cold at times. I was sick and tired of shoe covers....they suck for mtb. A few friends had Lakes, Shimano and Northwave. Lakes are discontinued and Northwave were not available and these looked better than Shimano so I took a chance an bought from a reputable bike shop (Brands Cycle) thru ebay. Well I am 100% happy so far. I even went riding in the snow after the big storm for 2.5 hours at night and my feet stayed dry and warm even with significant hike a bike. The construction seems very solid; only time will tell. The shoe has a good contragrip sole which is quality with aggressive tread. I like the tall cuff and there is plenty of velcro to close it no matter the size of your ankle. It could be a tad longer, but it still works great. I ordered true to size (US 9.5=Euro44) and did not size up, mostly because I didn't want extra length. There is room for thicker wool socks. The footbed is fairly thin so if you find your shoes have a little too much volume, add a thicker footbed and voila, shoe fits tighter! At first I wasn't sure if this was worth the extra expense over $30 neoprene shoe covers, but it definitely is. Mavic comes through again...Couldn't be happier about buying these shoes.

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Favorite Trail:   the one i'm on

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Brands Cylcle

Similar Products Used:   none, my first winter shoe

Bike Setup:   '09 Stumpjumper FSR with a Squampton sticker my friend gave me. And a new Rockshox reverb!

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