Although they're billed as XC race shoes, we can't help but think that the Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Carbon Men's Shoes would also make one heck of a cyclocross weapon. Featuring Mavic's Energy Grip Terra Carbon Outsole, these shoes transfer power in a flash while aggressively lugged Contragrip rubber provides exceptional grip for dabs and scrambling up muddy embankments. Mavic incorporates perforations and strategic mesh paneling in the Crossmax SL Pro Carbon's upper for a dose of ventilation and breathability to keep feet cool through dusty summer rides. An Energy Lock heel cup reduces heel slip and holds the shoe firmly in place. An Ergo Ratchet strap wraps across the top of the foot, while two Ergo hook and loop straps span the midfoot and forefoot to dial in a customized fit that's easily adjustable on the fly.