Shimano M780 XT SPD Pedals
Full on race performance comes the XT pedals. Inspired by Shimano's top end XTR M980 Race pedal, the new M780 XT pedal delivers similar styling and functionality for less. Engineered for the way you ride. As Mountain bikes continue to become more diverse, obviously components must evolve. New Shimano Deore XT addresses the various needs of today's riders. Together with double-servo mechanism derailleurs now, you have the right choices for several off road riding styles. New XT disc brake, a new level of performance and controllability, features high power braking. "Engineered for the way you ride". With the same concept to as XTR, new DEORE XT is born.
I ordered these pedals because I was looking to replace the Candy 1s I had on my mountain bike. I was worried that it was only a matter of time before the candies gave out, and didn't like their flimsy feel. I have been beyond pleased with all of my other XT components, so I purchased these pedals. I was immediately embarrassed that I prefer my $45 cheapo pedals to the fancy XT offering. The XT pedals are significantly harder to get out of, which I don't love, and yet they feel no more securely attached than the candies did. Having it to do over again, I would stick with the Candy 1s until they fell apart and just replace them with another pair at that point. That being said, I have no doubt these pedals will last much longer than the Crank Bros I had been riding.