December 20, 2014
I highly recommend these pedals to anyone wanting to jump into clipless pedals. The price can't be beat and I really do prefer Shimano to the others. True, the other brand of popular 2 hole pedals are a tad better in shedding mud, I've never had a problem with the 6 years I used these. I ride in Texas and we don't get too wet and when it does, the trails are closed anyway. So, if you're in the Pac NW or other area that rides in the wet, you might consider the other guys, but really for most folks, these are great. If you want essentially the same pedal, but a little lighter, get the XT. Need lighter, still, get the XTR. Look and feel is really the same. I know everything about the upper end pedals is different with different materials, bearings, etc. But, for most folks, the weight is the only difference.