Yay XTR m980 pedals
I need my pedals to do 2 things - stay out of the way of rocks and hold my feet on the damn pedals. These pedals do both. I read that there was mud shedding issues with this incarnation of the xtr pedal. I owned the m970 version and hated how I constantly popped out of them even with the tension screws maxxed out. I was going to swap over the egg beaters but I've been on rides where my bigger friends have mashed those things into axles. I've had a lot of things bust and ruin rides - but shimano spd pedals have never been one of them. So, instead I doubled down on the xtr pedals and I was glad I did. they stay out of the way of the rocks and hold my feet firmly in place. This is only after a dozen or so rides - but all most worthy and difficult. Porcupine Rim, Kokopelli trails, gold bar rim and a few back in the northeast. Just did a mud filled ride at Holyoke State Park in MA. Did fine. tires all burped out on me though...