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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
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Pros Stable, great power transfer, excellent traction while engaged, inexpensiveLightweight, 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 value
Cons Heavy, sharp pins are a hazard to everything but your shoeHeavier 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 feel
Bottom Line Solid, stable and heavy, we found the control they offer top-notchSpot 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 welcome
Rating Categories Shimano Saint SPD M820 HT Components T1 Shimano XTR M9100 Race Shimano XTR M9120 Trail Shimano PD-M8120 XT SPD
Ease Of Exit (25%)
8
8
9
9
8
Ease Of Entry (20%)
8
9
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9
9
Adjustability (20%)
8
10
8
8
8
Weight (15%)
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8
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7
7
Platform (10%)
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8
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Mud Shedding Ability (10%)
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8
Specs Shimano Saint SPD... HT Components T1 Shimano XTR M9100... Shimano XTR M9120... Shimano PD-M8120...
Weight per Pair (grams) 550g 372g 314g 397g 430g
Weight of Cleats and Bolts (grams) 50g 62g 51g 51g 51g
Cleat Type SPD mountain HT X1 or HT X1F SPD mountain SPD mountain SPD mountain
Style mini-cage mini-cage no cage no cage mini-cage
Platform Dimensions (lxw) 100 x 79 mm 68mm x 83.5mm 71 x 68 mm 100 x 71 mm 100 x 71 mm
profile height 19mm 16.8mm 17mm 17mm 18mm
Q-Factor 57mm 56mm 56mm 56mm 55mm
Total Width from Crank Arm 95mm 90mm 84mm 91mm 92mm
Entry 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided
Adjustable Tension yes yes yes yes yes
Traction Pins 4/side 4 grub pins 0 0 0
Bearings dual angular contact, metal retainer EVO+ dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer
Cage Material forged and machined aluminum extruded/CNC machined aluminum annodized aluminum annodized aluminum anodized and machined aluminum
Pedal Wrench Type 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen 8mm allen
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