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While having a stiff bottom bracket, crankset, and pedals are important to maximize transmission of power through your bike's drivetrain, your choice of shoes also plays an important role. You need a comfortable platform that supports your foot for hours and hours of training, while at the same time being stiff enough to effectively transfer power from your legs and feet directly to the pedals. And, you want something lightweight so you don't feel like you're riding with weights around your ankles. The Mavic Zxellium Ultimate was developed by professional riders to those specifications.

Mavic's Zxellium Ultimate Shoes build upon the foundation laid down by its former top-end Zxellium Shoes. Mavic's reasoning for the Ultimate was that many of their Pro riders asked for a more stable, stiffer upper than what it had previously offered. This more substantial upper is the result of the addition of its Energy Frame +, an injection molded thermoplastic truss that wraps from the full carbon sole over the forefoot on the medial side. It complements the Energy Frame that does the same thing, but on the lateral side of the foot. This complete system holds your foot firmly and comfortably in place with the Ergo Lite Ratcheting buckle.

Mavic's Energy Full Carbon SL sole is the stiffest sole it offers. It resists flexing during even the most brutal efforts against the pedals. And, since you'll lift each shoe 90 times a minute while you ride, you'll be glad to know that it's also Mavic's lightest sole. While it doesn't get discussed much, sole thickness, or rather thinness, is also important. The carbon sole of the Zxellium is merely 5.5mm thick. That puts your foot 7mm from the top of the cleat. The closer you are to the pedal, the less energy you lose to "rocking torque."

Mavic ensures that your heel is as secure as your forefoot with the Energy Lock carbon heel counter. It keeps your hindfoot in place by cradling the calcaneous bone. Up front the two Velcro Ergo SL Straps complete the job of securing the two sides of the seamless Ergo Lite upper. They use small Kevlar cords for a stretch-free system that allows a perfect adjustment every time you slide into the shoes. The middle strap also incorporates a toothed adjustment to allow you to customize the fit to accommodate the particular volume requirements of your forefoot.

The nicely appointed upper is complemented by the Ergo Fit 3D insole. It has three densities of padding, along with a nice heel cup and metatarsal pad. The insole is covered in an anti-bacterial material that resists stink. The tongue overlaps itself for protection and is lightly padded, with just enough material to spread out the pressure and still allow the foot to breathe. Actually, the padding in the heel, tongue, and insole are called Auto Fit because they'll mold to your foot without the need for heat.

The Mavic Zxellium Ultimate Shoes are available in Black and come in whole and half sizes from 6 - 13.5. Weight (for a size 8.5 shoe) is 270g per shoe.

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
[upper] mesh
hook and loop strap
Ergo Fit 3D
Energy Full Carbon SLR
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road
Claimed Weight:
[size 8.5] 270 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling, competitive cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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44 44.0cm 51.5cm


36.3cm 72.1cm


72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm


37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm


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Can these be sized for women. I normally wear an 8.5?

I wear a Sidi size 44, what size should I...

I wear a Sidi size 44, what size should I get the Mavics? Thanks

The sizes in the drop-down menu are U.S. sizes. If you are wearing 44 Sidi shoes, try a 10.

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Awesome shoe, now even better.

    Ive been using the Zxelliums for a few years and love the new upper on the ultimate.

    New carbon wrap creates more support on the in-step area, while maintaining massive amounts of mesh for hot feet.

    I also size these like my Salomon running shoes.

    Awesome shoe, now even better.