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.
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After less than 10 miles of riding, the bearings have come loose, and there is a worrying amount of play in the right pedal. I contacted Shimano, and they said they would replace them, free of charge. This seems to be a fluke, as all of the other reviews I have seen have been positive. Hopefully the warranty pair will function correctly...
I thought that I would invest in some nice pedals for downhill, and these are the just the ticket. Super grippy, and fairly large platform too. They also look sick!
Not the lightest pedal but wicked sticky with my pair of 5/10s. Killer buy for the money and it holds up to some massive abuse. Also will be at least three times as grippy if you remove all the washers on the screws to bump the height of the pins up 1/16"
Great pedals. They grip my 5-10 hightops awesome. These pedals are bigger and heavier than others but you get better durability and strength. Shimano quality through and through.
I've owned these pedals for 8 months now. In that time I've taken them on a grand total of 9 bike park trips (my bike has been in another state so those trips are all the use these pedals have seen). In that time, these pedals went from great-gripping wonders to loose, crunching, grinding, messes. I'm not a rough rider and most of the riding has been on smooth jump lines with the occasional technical world cup trail, so this breakdown of the pedals suprises me considerably. I just feel fortunate I didn't pay full price for them. Consider a more durable pedal if you're in the market. Other than the longevity issues, the design gave me some trouble. I've ridden five tens with platform pedals for 10 years now and I can't recall another time when I've rolled a pedal as often as I have with these. When you're on flat ground, or jumping, they feel grippy and great. When you get into the rough, don't be surprised if you slip a pedal for what feels like no reason at all. As far as thickness and weight, these suckers seem to be well designed. The pedal sits about 1/2 inch further from the crank arms than many other large platforms. This gives you a comfy feeling when riding, but hasn't caused me any clearance issues. Overall, I would struggle to recommend these pedals to anyone simply because they should provide more than 9 trips worth of longevity. If you do want to buy them, grab a rebuild kit so you're able to pop them apart when they start to click and clunk.
Good features and great price = great value. And Shimano products have always been above average quality.
Good features - replaceable pins, bearings and Great price. It would be hard to beat the value of these pedals plus they are Shimano so they have the usual brand quality.
Great design, loved the DX pedals, but these are a improvement. Great traction.
I love these pedals. The value is unbeatable and they work great. They are a bit thick but that does not bother me. These pedals will stick to your shoe and look sick
These are alright. They grip your shoes, looks cool. Great if you have big feet because it sticks out further than others.
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.