Suzy Williamswrote a review of Shimano XT PD-M8040 Pedals on September 13, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I just spoke with a customer who used these pedals and he had some useful information to share about these:
"They are way to thick and I'm not sure why, I'm sure Shimano has their reason, but you have to put the pins in from the top. Meaning, every pin that breaks, you just lost the ability to use an Allen key to get it out because the head isn't on the bottom like most other pedals I didn't know that going into it. I Figured Shimano makes good stuff, I would try them out. But I've already broken many pins and I just don't like that. "