Shimano M785 XT SPD Trail Pedals
Dual-sided clipless engagement bindings with XT graphics. Integrated, wide-platform body/cage with enhanced pedal-shoe contact for stabilized power transfer and pedal protection. Adjustable cleat tension with indicator (uses SH51/SH56 cleats).
I bought these pedals after trying a cheap set of campus style pedals when switching to a cleated shoe to make sure I like being locked in. These pedals are smooth, quite and tough. I have had zero unexpected releases and I like the larger platform when standing and really putting the power to the pedals. I would recommend these to anyone at any experience level.
Love them. They look sharp on my RM Blizzard. I have been using the Ritchey Comp Mountain pedals for years and they have worked for me. But the Shimano M785 XT SPD Trail pedals works even better. The extra platform surface area on the Shimano’s seem to click my cleats on without having to feel and paw my way in to the right placement, especially during the more technical areas of the trails. During the accents, I find that my feet are locked on the bike and are not dancing on the pedals witch transfers to more power and less energy burned. When I have to press the eject button during unexpected bailouts, the pedals effortlessly clicks off. Shimano has the SPD formula right.
I have been riding the XT Trail pedals for about 2 years now and absolutely love them. I moved to the Shimano platform after a few years on Crankbrothers Candy pedals. The XT Trails are by far may favourite. I find them easier to click into and solid when I am in them, by contrast the CB pedals would release on a bad pedals strike. Great buy, I would definitely purchase them again.