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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

Tech Specs

2-bolt SPD
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Solid Pedal for the Money

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been hearing for years that Shimano makes the best pedal at the best prices. After riding a Crankbrothers for only one season and having it crap out on me I gave these a try. So far they are great. Very good feel and confidence in the pedal.

Avg. ride time: 1h 15m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Best Trail Pedal

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So many pedals, so many options depending on who you are and how you ride. I prefer to be clipped in more often than not and for that purpose the Shimano XT Pedals just ROCK. After being on lower profile pedals the cage around the SPD cleat gives an immediate feeling of support when pressing into turns without the large weight gain and lack of engagement for the pedal stroke. It takes a bit of tuning in the beginning to get the tightness right but as long as you do that you can use these to your aggressive trail/enduro pleasure.

Great pedal

    I got these for my husband who used to have a one sided clippless/platform pedal that was easy to push on to get leverage going up a climb if you aren't clipped in yet. This pedal offers the great shimano clipless function with an added frame for to stabilize your foot when clipping in and out during your ride. He loves these with the double sided clipless system; would definitely recommend trying these out!


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for pedals that last a lifetime, then Shiamano SPD pedals are the one. They have a very low fail rate. When you buy a pair of Shimano SPD pedals you will easily get a couple years out of them. I highly recommend them.

    Excellent trail pedal

      The PD-M8020 is an awesome trail pedal with adjustable tensions to fit any rider. The wider base is wonderful in providing long lasting comfort for those 4+ hour rides. This pedal also has 4-5 degrees of float to protect your knees. As far as price is concerned, you cannot go wrong with this pedal.

      amazing Pedal

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

      I am very happy with the purchase! These are my first clip on pedals and i already know ill love them.

      The Best

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've used the XC version of this pedal for as long as I can remember. An awesome pedal. This one is a little easier to get into, which is helpful if you're restarting in technical terrain. Hard to imagine it being any better.

      Best pedal ever.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have two sets of these, and both are battle scarred from numerous run ins with rocks, tree roots, and the like. They still spin great, and ingress and egress is as smooth as ever. They really are the gold standard for clipless mountain pedals in my opinion. I always recommend them to whomever I speak with, they are my absolute favorite, hands down.

      My First Trail Pedal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I recently switched over to the trail pedals after riding the XT XC pedal and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised!

      The extra platform that this pedal offers over the XC makes a huge difference. This extra stability helps in those situations where you can't quite clip in quick enough which gives you enough of a platform to keep pedaling until you are able to get clipped in.

      These will most likely be a one time purchase...only because these things last forever! The durability of these pedals are incredible! These are top notch pedals and I would recommend them to anyone!

      Quick Step

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I got these for my brother who is on his high school's MTB racing team. He really likes them for the quick step in, you can step in on either side of the pedal.
      I'd recommend these to anyone who is looking to step up their game on the trails.

      Unanswered Question

      Which clip does this take? 51, 54? Is the XT pedal one type and the XTR another and the 530 yet another? Can you provide this detail in your descriptions?

      Happy Trails!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These pedals seem/feel just like the standard XT pedals... except, I haven't been taking large chunks of flesh out of my shins like I did with the XT pedals. I'm really not sure what exactly is responsible for this phenomenon, but I am grateful for it! It could be that I'm not having accidental disengagements or that when I stop to kick a rock out of the trail, the larger platform is easier to see and so I am more aware of where the pedal is... Whatever the reason, I am happy with my M8020 Trail Pedals!

      First time is the charm

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      First experience riding "clipped in" to "clipless" pedals (most nonsensical terminology ever). I have absolutely no complaints so far, about 60 miles in. Easy to get in and out, would highly recommend to any newcomers to clipless pedals

      Avg. ride time: 5h 17m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      Still waiting for these to wear out

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you could see right now, I'd be deep in thought counting on my fingers and toes. I'm trying to determine the number of years, miles, feet of elevation, states, bike parks, roots, and rocks that these pedals have accompanied me through. If you tell me "price, weight, or durability, you can't have all three," I show you the Shimano XT Trail pedal.

      There is a reason serious bikers use em

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These thing are absolutely bomb proof. After using XT pedals that didnt have the cage around them for years, I decided to make a move to something with a little more meat.

      I recently got into some more enduro style riding and the cage really helps orient the pedal fast should you need to unclip and clip back in quickly. You can really slap your shoe on these things and BAM you are back in it.

      Countless pedals strikes and these things just keep going. I have actually NEVER retired a pair of SPD mountain pedals. They simple last forever and the system is proven.

      Awesome Pedals

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are my second pair of Shimano clip-less pedals. Love that you can set the tension of the clip. Easy to get in and out of. They have a solid click sound, so you know you're clipped in. Pretty heavy but worth it.

      Cleat Platform Unreliable. Broke on me

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I decided to go back to SPDs after using various crank brothers platforms when i got my new bike. Forgot how much more difficult these are to clip into comparatively. Despite screwing the screws into my shoes (into shimano shoes nonetheless) very tightly and using lock-tite to secure them, they kept shifting around, often preventing me from clipping in. Ultimately, one of the clips got ripped out of my shoe and remained stuck in the pedal. If it weren't for the fact that I will be switching back to Crank Bros pedals, I would have to purchase new cleats.

      This is unacceptable and I believe that I should be refunded.

      Thats rather annoying. I have had to tighten my cleats after the first couple of rides too when new, I think its pretty normal until those ridges on the spd cleat get really stuck into the shoe.

      Sounds like the pedal was doing its job and maybe there is an issue with the Shimano shoe. If you are still trying out the XT's try loosening the cleat spring tension - no need for it to be super tight.

      You could always just ride flats :)