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Pros Adjustable, excellent performance, available in an array of colorsDecently lightweight, lightest adjsutable tension pedal we've tested, CHEAPLightweight, adjustable, low profile, inexpensive, available in many colorsSilky smooth float, lightweight, great mud shedding, additional platform widthSubstantial platform underfoot, legendary durability, solid value
Cons Hefty, expensive, pins don't provide much tractionMinimal platform, only come in blackHeavier cleats, float isn't as smooth as ShimanoExpensive, rear platform is under utilized, questionable durabilityOversized locknut can interfere with proper fit and float feel
Bottom Line A good pedal if you value performance and adjustability and really don't care about the weightIf you want to travel light on a budget, this is your pickSpot on product that overtakes the reigning king in almost every categoryUpdated doesn't necessarily mean better, they're larger and heavier than their predecessorsShimano's latest enduro approved pedal grows up a bit and the refreshes are mostly welcome
Rating Categories DMR V-Twin Shimano M520 HT Components T1 XTR M9120 Trail PD-M8120 XT SPD
Ease Of Exit (25%)
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Ease Of Entry (20%)  
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Adjustability (20%)
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Weight (15%)
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Platform (10%)
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Mud Shedding Ability (10%)
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Specs DMR V-Twin Shimano M520 HT Components T1 XTR M9120 Trail PD-M8120 XT SPD
Weight per Pair (grams) 610g 374g 372g 397g 430g
Weight of Cleats and Bolts (grams) 54g 50g 62g 51g 51g
Cleat Type SPD style mountain replica SPD Mountain HT X1 or HT X1F SPD mountain SPD mountain
Style mini-cage no cage mini-cage no cage mini-cage
Platform Dimensions (lxw) 107 x 82mm 42 x 61 mm 68mm x 83.5mm 100 x 71 mm 100 x 71 mm
profile height 20mm 22mm 16.8mm 17mm 18mm
Q-Factor 55mm 55 mm 56mm 56mm 55mm
Total Width from Crank Arm 95mm 80 mm 90mm 91mm 92mm
Entry 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided
Adjustable Tension yes yes yes yes yes
Traction Pins 7/side 0 4 grub pins 0 0
Bearings sealed and serviceable Dual Angular Contact EVO+ dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer
Cage Material extruded / machined aluminum n/a extruded/CNC machined aluminum annodized aluminum anodized and machined aluminum
Pedal Wrench Type 6mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen
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