It's tough trying to be the best all the time, but Shimano's been at it for years, and this year is no different. Introducing the new XTR Trail line. These new Shimano pedals are just like the PD-M980s...if the PD-M980s took steroids and started eating nails for breakfast. The XTR Trail mountain bike pedals are super efficient and super tough, with 158% more shoe/pedal contact than the M980, but they still keep a light, low profile for some serious ground clearance.
Integrated cage lets you pedal, even when you're scrambling to clip back in, and gives more stability
Pedal cage shields the bindings from debris and rocks on rough trails
High-strength, durable chromoly spindle with 8mm hex recess mount is durable and ready for some serious abuse
Sealed cartridge bearings with wider placement for ultimate stability and durability
Adjustable cleat tension lets you set the perfect feel for your style
Forged and heat-treated steel cleats for durability