Shimano Saint MX80 Pedals
After years of success, the crowd favorite DX flat pedals are succeeded by new Shimano PD-MX80 Saint-branded pedals that feature a wider (+3mm), lower profile (-8.5mm) platform with an easy replacement pin system. These flat pedals are adapted to modern riding, the PD-MX80 retains the durable, smooth rotating axle and concave ergonomic platform that made the MX30 a legend.
I love these pedals I have had them for a year and a half. They have survived heavy abuse. The cleats can take a lot of rock hits without any damage at all. Best part is if you do damage them they screw in from the back, so you can actually get them out. I think that is what makes them so strong
I have these on my fat bike, grip screw are adjustable and work well with winter boots. Pedals are durable, though they get some big dings. They have a great feel and control with foot contact.
Both these pedals on recommendation of a friend as part of my switch from clipless spd's to flats and freerider shoes. Seem to be holding up well to the numerous smashes into rocks on steep ups and narrow passages. These are so big extending out and down (compared to spd's) when riding really technical singletrack that I have had to get used to and account for the size. On really steep long 'ups' where you have to pedal they are susceptable to smashing/catching the obstacle, but that would be the case with any large platform flat pedal design.