Shimano Deore XT M785 trail pedals review

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GBP £80.00 RRP | USD $109.55
Shimano XT M785 trail pedals

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XT sets the benchmark for pedal function and durability, at a good price
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With a weight only grams heavier than the superb XTR M985s and a very appealing price, there can be few reasons to look beyond the XT M785s if you’re looking for a new set of trail pedals.

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A nicely indexed release tension makes it easy to match up sides to the same value and the cage is pretty bombproof yet noticeably supportive when coming from the standard XT M780 cross-country pedal. The cage makes stamping in easier, with no chance of the pedal rolling under foot, and it provides more of a platform should you miss clipping in on a technical section.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, XT Trail pedals (12)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Shimano

Description Description, 2, 0, Description, • XT SPD's are designed to take the rigours of off-road competition whilst also being perfect for cross country trail riding • This XT trail pedal is ideally suited to tackle single track and ultra-technical descents with control and confidence • The large integrated cage provides excellent pedal to shoe contact increasing stability and control • Lightweight and high performance using a forged alloy body, chrome-moly axle and a revised cleat interface for increased stability • Beautifully constructed with a strong and slender spindle, using an 8 mm Allen wrench mounting system • Slim oval axle body housing sheds mud efficiently and reduces friction • Sealed cartridge axle system for reliability and simplified low maintenance • Easy entry system and tension adjustment provides plenty of support and holds the cleat firmly in place
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 410