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ShimanoXT PD-M8020 Trail Pedal
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Item # SHI008Z

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Description

Hammered.

Shimano's venerable XT group got hit so thoroughly with the redesign hammer for 2016 that the effects are apparent even outside of the usual tweaks to derailleurs and shifters. XT options like the wheels, crank, and cassette have gotten wider across the rims, Q-factor, and gear range, respectively, and the XT PD-M8020 Trail Pedals followed suit. Shimano's revised trail racing pedals are perhaps less changed than the rest of the XT kit but for two key dimensions: their platform is 3.3mm wider for an 11.7% increase in pedal platform size as compared to their predecessors, the M785s.

Other than that increase in the platform and the obligatory aesthetic redesign, the pedals remain largely unchanged. Four degrees of float, two-sided entry, bombproof durability of the body and sealed cartridge bearings, and simple, muck-clearing cleat-to-pedal interface — all the features that recommend Shimano's SPDs as the default do-it-all pedals are still present.

As with the previous model, the 2016 Trail is slightly heavier and more substantial than the XC race version, but the trade-off is a wider, more stable platform for confident responsiveness whether you're dropping your own hammer or clearing techy rock shelves on a climb with jerks and hops. They've also got a bit more survivability in the event of a pedal strike.

  • Cro-moly construction
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Wide pedaling platform
  • Two-sided engagement
  • Four degrees of float
  • 2-bolt SPD cleats included
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Material
Cro-Moly
Float
4°
Cleats
2-bolt SPD
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Grams

Oz

SPD, One Size
465g
16.40oz

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Ol' Reliable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced an older version after an incident with a rock...these are my go to pedals. Hold up very nicely and don't have mechanical problems.

XT = More than Adequate

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The wide pedaling platform on these pedals made it super easy to convert from flats to clipless this season. The pedals are easy to adjust making clipping-in and out is a breeze compared to others on the market. They're ultra reliable and built to last!

All you need

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're looking for a clipless pedal, the search can end here. Just get these. I love the easy/adjustable release, great feel and great durability.

I see little to no reason to go to an XTR pedal over this XT pedal.

Avg. ride time: 1h 45m per week
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Why do other pedals even exist?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Why do other pedals even exist? Just get these.Bomb proof, easy in and out, adjustable

Easy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Easy to adjust, clip into, and a very solid platform when riding. 10/10

Great Pedal

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer


These pedals are a great design which has only been perfected over time. They have really helped boost my climbing and descending confidence and have made me a faster rider over all. I can feel a contact difference with black collar that runs the perimeter of them which I think lends additional control to my riding. I also enjoyed the adjustability of these pedals which allows me to easily pop out when I need to. 5 Stars way up for these bad boys.

Great reliability, stability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used XT XC pedals for years. A year ago I switched to the Trail pedal. Same awesome durability/function of the XT clipless, but much better than the XC form factor when unclipped on tricky terrain.

Great Pedals

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

Just got these pedals and so far they seem great! Easy to clip in and haven't accidentally popped out yet.

Durable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I brought these after my XTR pedals broke from hitting a rock. Thus far, they seem really durable for how light they are. I can barely tell that they are different from the XTRs when I'm riding. True, they might be harder to clip in to in comparison to Crankbrothers, however, I would take durability over ease to clip in any day!

Gets the Job Done

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Light enough. Feels solid when clipped in and easy to disengage in a pinch.

Performs Well

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Works well in all conditions. The outer platform allows me to check my tuning as I go with my tennies without the need to put my bike shoes... nice benefit.

Wasn't as good as I was expecting.

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

I bought these pedals to give myself a little more stability than my other clipless pedals. I am not super impressed. They really aren't much better, so I kind of regret buying them. They work well and do their job, but they just didn't exceed my expectations.

Not a better clipless pedal out there.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the XT's for 18+ years now. I continue to try other pedals to include "flats" as people try to steer a direction. What I love about the XT trails is the little bit of extra "platform" for when you dont quite get clipped in right away. Also having the adjustment to tighten or loosen the pop out on the pedal is nice. I like keeping my feet locked in for the push down the hill, but all being able to push/pull up the hill. Cant go wrong with XTs.

Mixed Reviews

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The plastic outer piece doesn't even make contact with my shoe any is therefore useless. Might be different from shoe to shoe. Pedal performs well otherwise.

Clipless Bliss

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After trying to make the switch from flats to clipless, I found myself increasingly losing confidence in my Mallet E pedals. They were hard to get out of, and I felt like I would never get the hang of them. I stumbled upon a review from another member mentioning his frustration with the Mallets and his love for the SPDs. So I gave the SPDs a shot and I can say that I am confident that these will be my new favorite pedal system. They're easy or hard to get out of, user dialed to taste. They are super easy to get into even though they only clip in 1 way, and they also have enough float for extreme trail conditions. Last thing I'll say is if you are frustrated with clipless pedals like I was, give these a shot. You won't be disappointed!

Avg. ride time: 8h 25m per week
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Solid pedal

    The Shimano XT PD-M8020 pedal is a dependable workhorse. Buy a pair and expect to use them for thousands of hard miles without having to worry. The SPDs are an engineering feat that remain as functional today as they did decades ago when they first came out.

    Pedals work great

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the review where I thank my gearhead Emma - we just started biking, are going on a trip and needed advice. She was incredibly helpful and these pedals are a great example - exactly what we needed and at a great price too. Thanks Emma! Love Backcountry.

    Best out there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I went from egg beaters to these and they are 100 times better. I think these are the best pedals to get for aggressive trail riding hands down.

    Longer spindles and bombers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I rode xtrs for awhile and then got a bike the had a wide rear triangle. I tried and HATED the Mallet E. I had such good luck with the xtrs that i bought these and will never look back.

    Go-To Clippy pedal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're gonna clip in, there isn't much else out there for you. Shimano has been a staple in the SPD game forever. They've got it dialed. And, if you're riding modern geo bikes with lower BB heights, There's a bigger chance you're going to strike a pedal, right? So, get the trail pedal. It'll keep you clippin' in after that mash up the rock garden in Dry Creek ejects your foot from smashing those suckers on a rock. You're welcome.