Shimano XT Trail Pedal

TESTED: Shimano XT Trail Pedal

Shimano XT Trail Pedal [PD-M785]
Shimano XT Trail Pedal
[PD-M785]

XT Trail Pedal after many hours of riding
XT Trail Pedal after many hours of riding

XT Trail pedal after many hours of riding, side view
XT Trail pedal after many hours of riding, side view

XT Trail - XT Race
XT Trail – XT Race

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.

PRICE: $119.99

WEIGHT: 408g

BUY IT: You ride clipped in, you ride trail, and you want dependable and quality pedal

NOPE: You race and every gram matters

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