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For a long time running, DX Flat pedals fulfilled the needs of the BMX and mountain biking market with a solid aluminum body, adjustable traction pins, and legendary Shimano serviceability. It's safe to say that pedal is a now a classic. Much has changed over the years, however, and the PD-MX80 Saint Pedals address the needs of modern riders and their tacky shoes.

One of those issues is with the traction pins. They are essentially set screws with a headless, internal Allen drive that's easily damaged by rocks and impacts, and then the Allen head would no longer be usable. For the PD-MX80 Saint Pedals, the pins screw in from the back of the platform.

This solved the dilemma of not being able to remove pins once damaged, but sacrifices one of the DX defining features -- adjustable pin height. Because the pins threaded into the body, you could thread them in to a height depending on traction needs. To work around this, Shimano includes washers with the PD-MX80s so you can lower pins where necessary and fine tune the pedals to your shoes and personal preference.

There are nine pins in total that thread into the low-profile alloy body. The new platform mirrors current market trends, placing your foot closer to the axle, and its large openings are optimized to shed mud. The Shimano PD-MX80 Saint Pedals feature durable chromoly axles and sealed cartridge bearings to ensure mountain biking strength for the park and shuttle run after shuttle run.

Tech Specs

Removable Pins:
Pedal Wrench Type:
8 mm, 15 mm
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, downhill, freeride
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years
Actual Weight:
Black, One Size: 460g

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Here's what others have to say...

Lookin pretty grizzly

Get all the pins put in and all the spacers taken out and these pedals start to look pretty grizzly. This is my second pair (sold the first with my last bike) and I can already speak to their durability, and never had much problem with traction even without adding pins and removing spacers.

Lookin pretty grizzly
5 5

These are Great!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these pedals after a bad crash with my clipless pedals last year hoping to 1. regain my confidence going over features so I didn't have to worry about being locked in, and 2. I had a desire to pursue endure/downhill more aggressively.

I'm guessing if you are here looking at reviews of downhill pedals, you already know what you are getting into, but in case you don't, I think its worth mentioning that while the pedals "grip" well with my downhill flat shoes, you still aren't going to get the lift in your cadence that you would from a clipless setup. And you are going to want a flat pair of downhill shoes (not your running shoes) to make them worthwhile.

That being said, I have no complaints with the pedals themselves. The traction pins are adjustable which is really nice. I've banged them on rocks and haven't had any integrity issues. They are definitely really nice to have for downhill (surprise!), but they are also decent for lower grade climbs. I also don't have any complaints with them feeling any heavier than my Shimano clips system.

5 5

Great pedals for mountain biking!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted pedals that offered good grip but were not clipless. These met my needs. Great grip and extremely durable. I've beat them up on several trails and they still pedal like new. Customer service through Backcountry is unbeatable as well.

My only gripe with these pedals is I still tend to lose my footing once in a while, I removed the spacing washers and it helped but I think my problem is a mix of the shoe I'm wearing and my novice experience. I'm sure it will improve over time. I would recommend these pedals.

The shoe I was wearing had too deep of tread which was causing my feet to slip. I now wear flatter bottomed shoes and the grip is amazing. My feet actually stick to the pedals. Changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars!

Great pedals for mountain biking!
4 5

Replacement Pins

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Anyone know where you can get replacement pins? If not, what is the thread pitch so I can get some machine screws ... thanks.

5 5

Great, adjustable grip, well made

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been using these for a few weeks on a 29 and Fat bike. I love that you can adjust them in several ways as Sage (You are the Man!) mentioned. I find that out of the box and adding the 2 sets of additional screws is sufficient. They are very well made, very adjustable and have a nice curve to them that feels anatomically correct. Looking forward to using them this winter on the fat bike!

Great, adjustable grip, well made
5 5

Solid Pedal

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been riding on this pedal for the last few months and found it to be grippy and durable. My feet have never slipped off. I've hit rocks with them several times with no damage other than minor scratches. I have not experienced any creaking. Overall, a great pedal.

1 5

Garbage Pedal, worse customer service

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Installed these on my bike and at the end of my first day riding on them, they were already creaking. I was then told by and Shimano customer service to regrease them. Let's be honest, who wants to have to pack grease after one day of riding on brand new pedals? Very poor quality by Shimano and poor customer service by both companies. As a heads up, you will be asked to send your pedals back and you'll receive new ones with a 6-8 weeks. Hopefully you find a way to ride without your pedals for that long.

Make sure to take the washers off if you want the true DH grip you'll need. That is one positive thing I've seen with the pedals is they are pretty good even with average shoes, but again, who wants to have to service their pedals right out of the box and then receive garbage for customer se

4 5

good pedal, alternate the grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Over all I rate this pedal as great, it s got solid construction, isnt too heavy, and has decent grip.
as far as grip goes, in the low set up, I would rate them 3rd below the easton Flatboy, and the Twenty6 Predator. (which is so grippy its scary,)
Adjusting the pins for more traction has the best balance and I favor this pedal due to its overall performance.

5 5

Good Grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these pedals quite a few times now and they are great. They provide more grip than my previous pedals that I have owned. They have 2 settings for grip on them, where as when you first get them they have the least amount of grip to them but if you need more you can always take out the washer and then it gives you about another 1/16 - 1/8" more grip. These are some durable pedals and will last you a long time, the only thing you might have to replace here and there are the studs which isn't bad.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pedals are supper great for all mountain/downhill riding and are extremely grippy. Especially if you take out the litle washer on the base of all the studs which should get you about 1/4 more of a centimeter on the studs. They are extremely light and will last you forever based on their construction. Although (sorry Backcountry) but you can get them on other websites for cheep. Like $60. But they are great pedals for the money!

4 5

So far so good

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Swapped these out over clipless on my mtb so I could hop on while my two year old is learning to ride his balance bike. Took them out for the first time on the trails and I think I'll stick with them. Especially on foreign trails it's nice to be able to concentrate on the trail and not worry about clipping back in. Backcountry rep price matched me over a chat session too. Great customer service.

$80 per pedal or $80 per pair?

$80 per pedal or $80 per pair?

5 5

Shimano Durability, Immense Grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great pedals, the biggest benefit is the replaceable pins and shimano's easy to rebuild pedal design using loose ball bearings! Be careful to not loose them when you re-pack the bearings. These pedals should last 10 years.

4 5

Entry Level

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great entry level peddle for new comers who don't want to break the bank.
These were the first pedals I bought when I got my bike and loved them. Easy to clip in and out of. Good looking and not too heavy

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Is this review for the correct product? The only reason I ask is because these are not clip-in style pedals.