Fizik has launched two new shoes intended for enduro and downhill riding. The Gravita Tensor features laces and a velcro strap, while the Gravita Versor uses solely laces. Both shoes are available in clipless or flat pedal versions.
Known for its road cycling shoes and saddles, Fizik has now entered further into the mountain bike market with an offering for gravity-oriented riders. The Gravita shoes were designed to able "enhance bike control through the pedals by offering a precise, performance fit."
The brand wanted the Gravita shoes to have a lower profile design than some of the other bulkier gravity shoes that are on the market, which is why the shoes use nylon uppers paired with paired-down internal padding.
On the flat pedal versions, Vibram Megagrip rubber compound is used along with a zonal lug pattern to create a grippy interface with the pedal and also when hiking. The clipless versions use a stiffened outsole and extended cleat track to improve pedaling efficiency.
The Gravita Tensor uses an Ergolace closure system along with the Tensor Powerstrap for a locked-in feel. The area around the ankle is raised to protect from pedal and rock strikes, plus there's a TPU-armored toe box and a scuff guard in high-contact areas.
The Gravita Versor does not have a velcro Powerstrap and is designed to be more minimalist. It is also lighter.
Each of the shoes is available in sizes 36-48, with half sizes in 37-47. They are available now from Fizik dealers.
Tech Specs: Fizik Gravita Tensor and Versor
- Tensor clipless weight: 410g
- Tensor flat weight: 310g
- Tensor clip price: $179.99 / £174.99 / €179
- Tensor flat price: $169.99 / £164.99 / €169
- Colors: Black/Black, Grey/Aqua Marine, Red/Black
- Versor clipless weight: 355g
- Versor flat weight: 270g
- Versor clip price: $149.99 / £129.99 / €139
- Versor flat price: $139.99 / £124.99 / €129
- Colors: Black/Black, Black/Purple, Grey/Mud