Shimano PD-MX30 DX pedals review£69.99

Classic flat pedals

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The MX30s are the Shimano DX flat pedal classic. They come with both short and long pins and are totally rebuildable. We found the best pin set-up was a mix of the long and short, in an arrangement that enhanced the concave face of the pedals. The pins offer more grip than most too, because of their size.

The only downside to the pins is the fact that they are grub screws. They use a tiny 1mm Allen key that fits in from above, and can easily be damaged when they take a scrape, making getting the Allen key in tough. If they do take a big hit, the pins tend to get torn out.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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