Mavic Drift Shoe: On Test- by Guitar Ted

Awhile back we introduced the “Mavic Triple Play” we will be featuring here at Twenty Nine Inches for the next test period. It has fallen to me to check out these Winter rated shoes for mountain biking, Mavic’s Drift model.

Mavic Drift

Mavic’s Drift Winter shoes

Mavic has the following to say about the Drift on their website:

-Cross-country shoes Drift
-Insulated fully waterproof GORE-TEX® shoe to keep you warm and dry all winter long.
Weight : 450 grams (8.5)
(Note: I assume this weight is for each shoe, as there is no way a pair comes close to this weight.)

As you can see, I’ve already been riding in these and I will be back with my first impressions soon. I can say for now that the actual weight of the Drift is 1100 grams/2.42lbs for the pair with a pair of Shimano mtb cleats installed. (Because a set of shoes are pretty worthless without cleats, in my opinion. 😉 )

So stay tuned for a First Impressions post to come very soon on these shoes meant for colder weather riding. I will give my thoughts on fit and function, and hopefully I will be able to test the water resistance on these by that time. (Weather permitting)

Note: Mavic sent the Drift mtb shoes over to Twenty Nine Inches for test/review at no charge. We are not being bribed nor paid for this review and we will strive to give you our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.