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Mavic Switchback Shoes

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $227.95

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It's rare that we see laces on any cycling shoe these days. But these aren't just any laces. You don't have to tie the lace to hold it in place, using a cam instead. The extra lace doesn't hang loose, waiting to be caught by a chain ring or branch, but tucks away into its own pouch. And the lace itself isn't wimpy, stretchy cotton, but sturdy, unstretchable Aramid fiber. The Mavic Switchback shoe borrows the quick lace system from Salomon's all-terrain shoes, and it's a great use. The lace slides easily through the metal eyelets, keeping pressure equal across the top of your foot. The Mavic Switchback is an all-mountain shoe. But it's more than that. It's a versatile mountain bike shoe for anyone who wants a little extra protection. The ContraGrip rubber sole extends up to protect the toes. The Softshell upper is a breathable, highly water-resistant covering that will allow sweat to evaporate but keep your foot dry when romping through puddles. The upper is reinforced with protective panels that do double duty by making the upper virtually unstretchable. The sole is a tuned fiberglass composite, making the shoe stiff for pedaling and flexible for walking. Ideal for adventure racers. Inside the shoe is the Ergo Fit 2D insole. It's a two-density insole with a high-density heel cradle. The insole is covered in an anti-bacterial material that resists stink. The foot is protected at the top of the shoe with a lightly-padded soft shell tongue, which minimizes lace pressure while allowing perspiration to escape.The Mavic Switchback shoe comes in sizes 4.5-12 in whole and half sizes (37.33 to 47.33 in Euro sizing). The color is Grey with Black. Weight (for a size 8.5 shoe) is 415g per shoe.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by swampdog

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2012

Strengths:    fabric and stiff soles(no plastic to split here)

Weaknesses:    laces. hard to find 1.5 mil cord in town.

Bottom Line:   
Great shoes. very comfortable and durable. tough fabric. Laces are thin and couldn't find replacements which is the only weakness. Solution...put split rings in existing holes and run larger strings. Now they are good as new.

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Duration Product Used:   6months daily

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   fleabay

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ralphwrobertson a Cross Country Rider from narrows,va. usa

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2009

Strengths:    The most comfortable bike shoe I've ever worn.They're almost as comfortable to walk in as my hiking shoes,and are very good for riding the bike also.

Weaknesses:    The mesh that holds the laces tore,but still work.I've wore them regularly while building trail,so after 6 months use they look very old.

Bottom Line:   
I'm going to buy another pair.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   eastcoasters

Similar Products Used:   My other 6 or 8 pairs of biking shoes.

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher rig single speed and hi-fi pro

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Switchback technique question

I have a section of trail that I just can't seem to ride. It is a downhill switchback that goes from left to right. It is a hairpin turn. On top of that the trail is really dry and loose and it is on a 45 degree slant downhill. As I approach to turn right into the switchback, my wheel keeps slid ... Read More »

True or False? - Uphill Switchback Uses Same Body Position as Track Stand

In attempting to put into words for a novice rider the proper way to maintain traction and make an uphill switchback, I boiled it down to: Learn how to track stand, then go do your uphill switchback. Does this seem like sound advice? I managed to demonstrate it, even rolling backwards a bit o ... Read More »

ibis article in Switchback magazine

Nice Ibis article in Switchback online magazine where they interview Scot Nicol: [url=http://www.switchbackmagazine-digital.com/]switchback[/url] It is a free online subscription that you can sign up for. According to the article: "I can tell you we are going to have several new bikes in ... Read More »

New switchback trail bypass

There is now a nice new switchback trail near the top of Rusty (3) Barrels. This allows for a nice in-the-saddle climb to the top. Or you can still stand-up and do the fireroad climb to the top too. Pops to the "engineers" on the design and layout.:thumbsup: BikingScottRead More »

Switchback - free digital subscription

Can't beat free... [url=http://www.switchbackmagazine-digital.com/switchback/?u1=PAL12]switchback[/url] updated this post with another magazine... [url=http://www.imbikemag.com/issue21/?Cover]Issue 21 | IMB | Free Mountain Bike Magazine Online[/url]Read More »

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