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Xpedo Ambix
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Pros Good traction on the flat side, adjustable release tension, great valueLightweight, 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 Not as much platform support as we prefer on the clipless sideHeavier 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 Impresses on the flat side and gets the job done on the clipless sideSpot 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 Xpedo Ambix HT Components T1 Shimano XTR M9100 Race Shimano XTR M9120 Trail Shimano 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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10
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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 Xpedo Ambix HT Components T1 Shimano XTR M9100... Shimano XTR M9120... Shimano PD-M8120...
Weight per Pair (grams) 384g 372g 314g 397g 430g
Weight of Cleats and Bolts (grams) 52g 62g 51g 51g 51g
Cleat Type XPEDO XPC (6° Float) HT X1 or HT X1F SPD mountain SPD mountain SPD mountain
Style clip/flat mini-cage no cage no cage mini-cage
Platform Dimensions (lxw) 102 x 84 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 56 mm 56mm 56mm 56mm 55mm
Total Width from Crank Arm 100mm 90mm 84mm 91mm 92mm
Entry 1-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided 2-sided
Adjustable Tension yes yes yes yes yes
Traction Pins 8 grub pins 4 grub pins 0 0 0
Bearings 3 Sealed Cartridge EVO+ dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer dual angular contact, metal retainer
Cage Material 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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