Shimano PD-M647 MTB SPD Pedals
Shimano has taken their venerable SPD pedal and encased it with a tough composite cage to give you a little more room to work with when you've got to click out for those hair ball technical sections. The PD-M647 is double sided and features easily adjustable release tension. The axles are heavy duty cro-mo and the pedal spins on high quality cartridge bearings to ensure long life.
I bought these for a second DH bike I ride XC/FR around my area with. So pedaling up hill with a 48lbs bike can be tough but a great work out. I find using clip in's on the uphills helps me climb easier and accelerate when I do it. I had Shimano PD-M636's that everyone loves and no one knows why Shimano stopped making them but for a replacement, these are awesome! Just as good as my old one's only the 636's I could take apart and service with new grease when I wanted to. Haven't seen whether you can on these but so far, they're incredibly well built, light weight, the composite plastic or whatever the base is, is very durable and unless you're pro racing, would highly recommend. Only reason I don't for DH racing is the serious rocks that may crack the composite in a bad crash. For everyone else, their 5 star man. They clip in so nicely and hold my feet really well into place without any play. I'm all about Sram man, but Shimano really knows how to do pedals well! GREAT buy!