TESTED: Shimano XT Trail Pedal
The Shimano XT Trail pedal has been my go-to clipless pedal for years. With a solid entry and predictable release, the XT pedal follows closely behind Shimano’s higher end, ‘XTR’ offering. The important differences between the two are a slightly wider ‘Q-Factor’ on the XT and a bit higher weight. With a price nearly 50% of the XTR pedal set, the XT’s small shortcomings are easy to look past when looking at a new pedal for yourself. Actual riding on the XT Trail pedals give the rider a great platform under the shoe, the larger surface area of the pedal compared to that of the ‘Race’ means more sole making contact and in turn a bit more comfort due to lack of a hot spot possibility. The above set has been on numerous bikes and ridden for two solid seasons, with the full intent on staying on my bike for season 3 as well.
BUY IT: You ride clipped in, you ride trail, and you want dependable and quality pedal
NOPE: You race and every gram matters