HT 878 review

A good value, relatively light XC pedal

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $90.00

Our review

Great locked-in feel, but leave you feeling perched on top and unsupported
Buy if, You like a secure connection to your pedal, and run stiff XC shoes
Pros: Positive locked-in feel, good value
Cons: Tall cleat and little support
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HT may have a premium image, but at only £40 / $54 the 878 represents good value for money for a relatively light cross-country/trail pedal. While a lack of a proper cage helps keep the weight down, you do get a little side-foot support.


The cleat has a very positive engagement/disengagement that many will like, and the mechanism holds you tight in the pedal – we’d like a bit more float from the stock cleat, but this is available as an aftermarket option.

There’s not masses of shaping to guide you into the pedal and, without a cage, if you’re trying to re-clip in mid-trail after a dab you might find them a bit tricky to locate, but as we’ve mentioned, when you’re in, you’re definitely in.

The cleat feels tall, especially paired with a relatively shallow-treaded shoe
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Tension adjustment is fairly wide, despite the locked in feel. Our only real issue is that the cleat seems to feel pretty tall, especially when run with a relatively shallow-treaded shoe – you certainly feel like you’re stood directly on the cleat, rather than being offered any surrounding support, so it’s much better suited to a stiffer soled shoe.

Product Specifications


Name 878
Brand HT Components

Weight (g) 348
Axle Material CroMo