Ride fast and enjoy total and confident control with the Gravita Tensor Clip MTB Shoes. Fizik's engineers have created a shoe that offers that perfect balance of protection, durability and a precise fit that is sorely lacking in many downhill and enduro MTB shoes.
X6 Outsole. Clip in and Stay in Control.
The heart of the Tensor Clip shoe is the X6 Outsole. It's this that keeps you confidently on the pedals and is crucial for reacting quickly, aggressively and nimbly to changing terrain and trail features.
For the clipped version of the Gravita Tensor, Fizik has utilised a Vibram XS EVO tread compound. This isn't quite as sticky as that found on the flat-pedal shoe but makes for a smoother engagement and disengagement from clip-in pedals.
The rubber compound is formed into a zonal lug pattern. Low profile mid-foot tread offers an optimal mechanical interface with pedal bodies, keeping you planted even if you don't immediately find your clip in point. Meanwhile, the heel and toes feature a deeper tread for greater traction when hiking back up the hill.
Flex is also tuned for the clip-in rider. The stiffness gets a boost, rated 5 out of 10 on the Fizik stiffness scale, optimising power transfer and improving pedalling efficiency.
Downhill and enduro racing is all about shorter more intense efforts. Sprinting from the start gate, pushing hard into berms and lung-busting racing to the finish line. And it's the precise fit of the Gravita Tensor that supports your foot during those efforts. No power wasted.
The ergonomically designed lace pattern creates an even tension across the foot and makes for easy adjustment to how you like your shoes to feel. Stability is also enhanced via Fizik's Powerstrap. Sitting over the instep, it stabilises the plantar arch and locks your heel in place. It also doubles as a lace lock.
Durable and Protective
While rowdy mountain bike riding demands a tough shoe, Fizik didn't want to add unnecessary bulk or weight to the Tensor. The solution was to use a slim silhouette and utilise rip-stop fabrics that are very tough and yet remarkably light in weight.
The rip-stop upper is also complemented by an injection-moulded TPU armoured toe-box to ward off rocks and roots - just what you need when you're foot out and flat out. Laminated scuff-guards also protect in high wear areas.
Lastly, when riding aggressively you're constantly moving and it's easy to hit your ankle to cranks and swingarms. Here the raised inner ankle pad takes the sting out of those impacts, while not affecting your ankle mobility.
These MTB shoes are compatible with MTB pedal systems, which use cleats with SPD standard (2-bolt standard), e.g.: Shimano SPD, Time ATAC, CrankBrothers, CrankBrothers Race, Look MTB, Xtreme MTB, Wellgo MTB, Ritchey MTB.