Awards Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $135.00 at Amazon$159.89 at Amazon
Compare at 3 sellers
$159.90 at Amazon
Compare at 3 sellers
$120.00 at REI
Compare at 2 sellers
$139.99 at Amazon
Compare at 3 sellers
Overall Score Sort Icon
87
82
81
81
76
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Lightweight, adjustable, low profile, inexpensive, available in many colorsLightweight, low profile, available in 2 different axle lengthsSilky smooth float, lightweight, great mud shedding, additional platform widthSubstantial platform underfoot, legendary durability, solid valueStable, great power transfer, excellent traction while engaged, inexpensive
Cons Heavier cleats, float isn't as smooth as ShimanoNarrow platform, expensive, not recommended for trail or all-mountain ridingExpensive, rear platform is under utilized, questionable durabilityOversized locknut can interfere with proper fit and float feelHeavy, sharp pins are a hazard to everything but your shoe
Bottom Line Spot on product that overtakes the reigning king in almost every categoryThe top dog race pedal from Shimano that can punch above its classUpdated 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 welcomeSolid, stable and heavy, we found the control they offer top-notch
Rating Categories HT Components T1 XTR M9100 Race XTR M9120 Trail PD-M8120 XT SPD Saint SPD M820
Ease Of Exit (25%)
8
9
9
8
8
Ease Of Entry (20%)
9
8
9
9
8
Adjustability (20%)
10
8
8
8
8
Weight (15%)
8
9
7
7
4
Platform (10%)
8
5
6
8
10
Mud Shedding Ability (10%)
9
9
8
8
8
Specs HT Components T1 XTR M9100 Race XTR M9120 Trail PD-M8120 XT SPD Saint SPD M820
Weight per Pair (grams) 372g 314g 397g 430g 550g
Weight of Cleats and Bolts (grams) 62g 51g 51g 51g 50g
Cleat Type HT X1 or HT X1F SPD mountain SPD mountain SPD mountain SPD mountain
Style mini-cage no cage no cage mini-cage mini-cage
Platform Dimensions (lxw) 68mm x 83.5mm 71 x 68 mm 100 x 71 mm 100 x 71 mm 100 x 79 mm
profile height 16.8mm 17mm 17mm 18mm 19mm
Q-Factor 56mm 56mm 56mm 55mm 57mm
Total Width from Crank Arm 90mm 84mm 91mm 92mm 95mm
Entry 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided
Adjustable Tension yes yes yes yes yes
Traction Pins 4 grub pins 0 0 0 4/side
Bearings EVO+ dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer
Cage Material extruded/CNC machined aluminum annodized aluminum annodized aluminum anodized and machined aluminum forged and machined aluminum
Pedal Wrench Type 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen
Expand to show full ratings & specs  |  Hide details