Shimano M780 XT SPD Pedals
Not everyone enjoys racing but if you're looking for full on race performance at a price you can afford, check out Shimano's XT pedals. Inspired by their top end XTR M980 Race pedal, the new M780 XT pedal delivers similar styling and functionality for less. Whether you're a hammer-head racing toward a podium finish, an enthusiast hammering your local singletrack or a borracho headed to the local pub to get hammered, Shimano's M780 pedals address the needs of today's riders.
Easy to clip into and like the positive engagement when clipping in. Very happy with these pedals and bought second set for other bike.
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.