Shimano XT PD-8120 Trail Pedals
Improve your trail riding experience with the new Shimano XT PD-M8120 SPD pedals. Improving the connection between the foot and pedals, the PD-M8120 offers increased stability at the point of contact, giving you greater power transfer.
These pedals feature 11.7% more pedal to shoe contact over the previous M785 pedals, plus a 3.3mm wider pedal platform. You will be able to take on trails in any condition with the open binding design, allow mud to be shed while maintaining solid contact with your shoe.
- Wide pedal-to-shoe contact
- Lower platform height for pedaling stability
- Integrated cage increases stability and control when not clipped in and protects binding mechanism against impacts
- Robust retention claws provide smooth engagement and release
- Customize the entry and release tension settings
- Strong, durable chrome-moly spindle with 8 mm hex wrench mount
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Mfg PartNum: EPDM8120
Series: SHIMANO DEORE XT M8100 Series
Weight: ~438 g
Binding: Dual sided
Cleat included: SM-SH51
Cleat Type: MTB Cleats
Pedal Type: MTB Pedals
I like the larger platform for Mountain biking. My last XTR large platform pedals lasted 7 years before I finally wore out the bearings. I went with the XT's this time, way less money than the xtr and not that much heavier.
I like these pedals, a little on the heavy side but good platform if you want a little more support on your strokes.
Could be ridden with trainers occasionally, but would not recommend.
Noticeably more stable for endurotrail riding! Ive used SPDs 550s and the like for years for XC, trail, cyclocross, & I love them for their simplicity, reliability, mud shedding, lightness, etc, but then I wondered why I was worried about a weight penalty on my 32 lb full squish? These bigger platform SPDs add a subtle but noticeably improved contact with the bike. I definitely recommend them!
These pedals are light and provide a great supportive base for your feet on long rides. I especially like the double-sided feature of these pedals. No problems getting in or out of these. I'm a road rider so can't review for dirt.
I really like these pedals on my mountain bike - I can start on hills without clipping-in until I am ready. Usually my foot finds the clip position within a crank or two and I am off.
Bad thing - you really need to get the correct shoe clips for mountain biking. I tried the regular SPD clips and my feet would not come out of the clips fast enough - even at the loose setting. I crashed twice around steep corners where I could not get my feet out fast enough.
If you buy these pedals - Get the SH56 SPD cleat with an M stamp. These cleats will allow a much easier unclip when needed. Have not had a problem since I purchased the SH56 cleats.
I've ridden SPDs for mtb as well as cyclocross racing for years and recently switched to the SPDs with the a larger platform and happy that I did. There's just a little more feel you get with the added surface area vs. normal SPDs. Also very nice to be able to ride with regular shoes when called for without slipping off.
The XT versions are very smooth and can be rebuilt when necessary, a great buy!
Saw these pedalat LBS for120 so when they showed up on BTD for 70 I had to pounce on them. I have dual platform SPD's on my Hybrid so I wanted a good SPD pedal on my road bike. They clip in quite easy, roll over smoothly and are easy to clip out of. Very happy with the product & BTD got them to me quite promptly. Great product excellent price!!!
I've been a touring cyclist for years and have used a variety of spd pedals. These XT's offer a large platform and dual-sided entry, making them perfect for long days in the saddle without getting numb feet, combined with the most convenient clipping in-and-out you can imagine. I like them a lot better than the Shimano road spd pedals I had that had one-sided entry.
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