Mountain biking clipless pedals are pedals that do not have a cage or platform around them and instead rely on a cleat system to keep your feet in place on the pedals. This system offers a number of advantages over traditional pedals, including increased pedaling efficiency and more control while riding.
20 Best Clipless Pedals For Mtb
1. Shimano XT PD-M8120 Trail Pedals SPD
XT SPD’s are designed to take the rigours of off-road competition whilst also being perfect for cross country trail riding
This XT trail pedal is ideally suited to tackle single track and ultra-technical descents with control and confidence
With the durable and shockproof Shimano XT M8120 Trail pedals, you’ll experience a sense of control unmatched by most other pedals. Robust construction, great power transfer These Shimano XT PD-M8120 trail pedals are long-lasting and have an extra large surface area.
This ensures that you have more surface area for improved stability and power transfer. That leads not only to increased control, but also better acceleration. It’s your ideal partner for the rough jobs! Bigger platform, innovative design Compared to its XT M8020 predecessor, the surface area of the platform has become larger.
This gives you a larger support area and more control over your bike. Also, its surface has been designed in an innovative way, which enhances the feel with both All Mountain and Enduro shoes. Finally, the axle and bearings of this mountain bike pedal have become even more durable, so you can enjoy these fine pedals for even longer!.
I ride mostly on roads but I’ve been using SHIMANO PD-M530 pedals which are generally classified as a mountain or trail bike pedal. I’ve tried Shimano road pedals but I’ve had problems clipping in to them when I start on an up hill.
Definitely requires younger legs than mine to get up enough momentum to give time to get your un-clipped foot into the pedal. The PD-M530 (and the PD-M8120) pedals along with a cycling shoe with a lugged sole and recessed cleat are so much easier to clip in to.
They’re double sided so no worries about which side of the pedal is up when your foot contacts the pedal. And because the shoe has lugs you’re much less likely for your foot to slide off the pedal if you don’t get it just right the first time.
During the brief time I tried true road pedals there were two things I did like about them. One is the pedal force is spread out over a wider area of the shoe as opposed to an MTB pedal. On long rides this makes a difference – your foot gets more tired with the MTB pedal.
The other is pedal weight. The PD-M8120 spreads the pedal force across the shoe very much like a road pedal. I can really feel the difference compared to my old Shimano PD-M530’s. Whereas PD-M8120’s are not as light as road pedals, they are lighter than the M530’s.
So bottom line, much easier to clip in, lighter than old MTB pedals, and very comfortable on long rides. Highly recommended!.
I’m a former bike shop employee and cyclocross racer. I average about 4000 miles a year on the bike and this year will be over 5000 miles. I’ve used road and mountain pedals from everyone and I still prefer Shimano SPD mountain pedals for all of my bikes.
These XT pedals are bulletproof, double-sided, easy to get in and out of, have adjustable tension for the cleats and the cleats themselves are easy to walk in with mountain shoes from any company. The pedals are high quality, good looking and maintenance free.
You really can’t go wrong and the larger platform provides additional stability and addresses the myth that “road pedals” are more stable. The soles of bike shoes are already stiff and the extra couple millimeters of width on road-specific shoes literally does nothing for real world stability.
Using Shimano mountain cleats on all of your bikes also eliminates the need for additional shoes and cleats, and makes walking around when not on the bike a lot easier. I also have used XTR pedals and I prefer the XT 8120s because of the addition of the platform, the smoothness of the click getting in and out and the durability.
Shimano’s venerable XT group sees updates from year to year, as advancements from the XTR group trickle down to the sweet spot of cost and performance. Shimano’s revised trail racing pedals feature a wider platform to carry you across undulating trails.
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 M8120 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.
The Shimano PD-M540 Off-Road Racing Pedal are Shimano’s lightest off-road cross-country pedals featuring proven designs that work in real world conditions. Built on the Shimano’s legacy of Quality, Dependability & Endurance High performance of M959 in a more affordable design.
Open binding mechanism is designed to better shed mud. Strong and durable chrome-moly spindle. Low maintenance sealed cartridge axle. Shimano invented SPD, so you can depend on it! The recessed cleat and clip less pedal technology revolutionized the cycling shoe/pedal interface.
Ultimate power transfer and peak performance demand that pedal and shoe work together as one integrated system. Shimano’s legacy of Systems Engineering and premier component design provided the model for a totally new shoe/pedal system, and SPD was born.
Since then, decades of legendary “in-the-dirt” dependability, reliability and sheer endurance has made SPD the world’s “go-to” pedal technology.
This is a good quandary sturdy pedal that should suit all but the very beginner. Easy to install with the correct Allen wrench and quite adjustable to individual preferences. Being double sided means there’s always a mechanism to clip in to.
The design means that it clears mud etc while still offering security. Fairly light but priced for the non-professional. Can be serviced but you need a special tool (which is very cheap). These pedals come with genuine Shimano cleats (SH 51) and these are not cheap so a bargain to get both together.
There is enough pedal to use if you miss clipping in first time. For the price, this is a great pedal for non-road race cycling and, I feel, easier to come to terms with than a road pedal. I use these pedals on an MTB for mainly on-road use and I feel safe in that i won’t slip from the pedal but I unclipping is fast and easy in traffic.
A slightly cheaper version of the XT pedals I have been using for the last 20 years. The design is faultless- they work in all conditions – and keep on working! They are virtually maintenance free- just clean the clip in area with a brush and water to remove dirt and grit after each ride – bearings can be regreased – but this shouldn’t need doing often unless you jet wash the seals and force water in.
The tension can be set to release the foot with just a slight lateral twist – which means putting the foot down in an emergency is quick and saves falling off. Quality Shimano build – a great pedal – and built to last even with the inevitable pedal strikes which happen on rocky terrain.
Been using the Shimano off road pedal on my road bikes for over 20 years now, no problems. The double sided pedal works with all shoes, not just road shoes or off road shoes. With the indentation of the SPD cleat sometimes being used in shoes today to walk without walking on the cleat means some shoes are not compatible with road cleats.
both my road shoes and off road shoes fit this two sided off road pedal. Bearing wear is slight, probably 25,000 miles before signs of wear. Two sided is faster to clip into, and you have a backup if one side fails.
The XPRO 10 offers superb pedal stroke power for boosting your riding performance to an all-time high. Whether you’re competing or riding for leisure, these pedals will set you soaring in style. Boasting a reinforced carbon body that’s not only low in weight but also immensely strong for years of long-lasting use.
Power transfer and stability have been improved with its pedal surface of 727mm2 making it 25mm2 larger than the Xpresso model. What’s most impressive is the Iclic system which has been completely redesigned to allow for a more positive cleat engagement as well as a comfort.
Its adjustable carbon blade features 3 positions of clip-fin tension with a low stack height, keeping your sole as close to the centre of the pedal axle as possible. This is the ultimate choice of upgrade for unrivalled pedalling efficiency and support.
These are great carbon pedals for the price. I particularly like them because I can clip into them and out of them with ease, yet I am secure as I ride. My previous pedals were more expensive and it was difficult for me to get out of them.
Additionally, I like the fact that these Time Expressos have some float. they are easy to get into and out of them. I have used the leading brand pedals and these outperform them in my opinion. I highly recommend these Time pedals.
TIME X Pro 10 are sufficiently different from my previous Look Style that it took me a few weeks of cycling to get things correct. No Problem. I expected that. after all it took me nearly 6 months to get used to the Look ones after 30+ years of the strap style.
Yes. These clips are very good. best yet. Take the time to set them up correctly and you will find the rewards. A perfectly normal business transaction. All went well.
Ive been using time pedals since time branched from skiing into cycling. In that 30 years the pedal reliability has improved to a point they truly do last for years of tough use. I did find the iclick a bit too free, on climbs my lower leg does move more in this system.
Regardless its a personal preference and I am still a big fan of this model for its weight, road clearance, ease of locking in and out and its definitely another great time pedal system.
Good looks, sturdy construction, smooth operation, mechanism works as expected= happy customer all around. I am thrilled with this purchase and have no regrets. The pedals work well, the bearings are smooth, and they exceed all of my expectations.
The only thing I think I might want is a tang on the leading edge of the clipless side, to help flip the pedals over when I am using my SPD shoes. I suspect that is not a universal requirement/request and it isn’t a really big deal, anyway.
I recommend these pedals for anyone that is looking for a multi-use pedal!.
These peddles look pretty, but won’t work on traditional SPD shoes, as the cleat does not fit high enough for the SPD clip to connect to it. I am sure they would be fine if you used another type of shoe, but I specifically ordered SPD peddles so I could use SPD shoes with a clip that is a bit recessed so I can walk in my shoes if needed.
I would NOT buy these again, and if I hadn’t already thrown my old peddles out I would return them. Now I’ve had to order REAL SPD peddles from Trek. Don’t waste your money.
Purchased these because of the convenience of having clipless with an alternative of just flat platform pedal. Nice idea, is a somewhat light pedal but the bearing inside is just too rough. It doesn’t spin smoothly and drags.
Not what you need on a bicycle pedal. There are alternatives that are better even at the same price point.
The ATAC DH 4 Pedals from Time are a beefed-up version of their MX pedal system. It’s a pedal built to be bashed. They start with an aluminum pedal body with the same mud and debris flow-through capabilities of their MX carbon-fiber pedal body.
They complement it with the oversized hollow steel spindle found on several of the MX pedals. The pedals rotate on steel bearings. The stack height is 17mm. The cleats included are Time’s 13/17-degree release cleats.
These cleats are designed to go in nose first and can be swapped from left to right, so that one way, they offer 13-degree release, the other 17-degrees. It depends on how much float you want and how fast you want to get out of your pedals.
The cleats weigh 45g per pair. The Time ATAC DH4 Pedals weigh 4776g per pair.
I’ve owned this brand before and never lost they love for them. Just recently in bough a new bike so it ordered new cleats but you my dismay they didn’t fit my pedals. I guess after 8 or 9 years they changed lol.
So I purchased a new set and can’t be more happier love the pedals a bit smaller but now biggy. Same great quality just talked few years newer keep up the work guys.
Tension adjustable: index to have 16 positions of adjustabilityfour degrees of rotationshimano-compatible spd cleatbasic platform allows use with either clipless or sporting shoes3 cartridges, 1 sealed bearingincludes xpedo xpt cleat.
Xpt cleats have a large contact area with the pedal, but are also shimano sh5, single-release, compatiblenot compatible with multi-release shimano cleatsrecommended 175 pound weight limit item specificationscolorsilverweight210pedal spindle9/16in spindle materialtitaniumpedal typedual sided cliplessdefined colorsilverpedal body materialtitaniumcleat interfacewellgo 98a.
The titanium pedals are extremely light yet are well made. They weigh the same as the manufacturers claimed weight of 215 grams per pair. Mine weighed in at 214. 5 grams. They are Shimano SPD compatible, however, they are definitely smoother clipping and un-clipping when you use their own XPT cleats.
Shimano’s will work, but they are not as fluid. I’ve been a dedicated user of Shimano clipless pedals since their inception decades past, but I’m now using these pedals which are over 100 Grams lighter than Shimano’s XTR M-9000 at 310 grams/pair.
I weighed 2 sets of my XTR pedals and they actually weighed in at over 320 grams/pair. The platform of these pedals is nearly identical to the XTR’s, which is very stable and supportive. The only negative issue with these pedals is their cost, but I received a great price on Ebay for a pair.
Super light, beautiful bearings. Still using my original Shimano cleats. I find them very intuitive to lock into. Easier than Shimano. Unclipping is very consistent. I would call it smooth, much better than Shimano XT’s that seem to require constant lubricating otherwise to be able to smoothly unclip.
The Explorer PD-ES600 and EH500 pedals are designed for rides requiring frequent engagement and disengagement, such as city touring. Light action springs allow for easy entry and exit making the new rider feel more confident.
Clean appearance The PD-ES600 features a clean appearance body for use on lightweight road touring bikes. Easy rider adjustment Easy-to-adjust entry and release tension settings. System engineered to work together Shimano RT footwear is designed to match the PD-ES600.
I am a longtime road style, 3-bolt cleat rider, that was looking for a road worthy mtb cleat pedal. I tried the traditional mtb pedals from Shimano and hated them, it was like cycling on a narrow footpeg with a lot of sloppy cleat movement.
Then I came across these pedals …man these things are GOLD! They definitely feel road-ish when clipped in, good foot support, there is not a lot of slop in the cleat so getting into a smooth cadence rhythm is just as effortless as the road cleat AND you can actually walk around in the shoes when you are not on the bike.
It’s a big win for me! These are the pedals to get if you want a mtb style cleat with a road-like feel! And Jenson doesn’t let you down! They had the parts in stock and I received my order (standard shipping) within a couple of days of placing my order!.
First I will admit that I got sucked in by Ultegra. However, these are no where near as good as the 20 yearold Ultegra road pedals they replaced. The absence of the rear half of the platform really makes a difference, not good.
These pedals do function well once clipped in. But getting clipped in is hit and miss. In my case more misses than hits. Still not bad for the money. Maybe with more time the first attempt clip in accuracy rate will improve.
Also if you are into cosmetic perfection, mine already have scars on the top and bottom from untidy clip in.
My wife and I like to cycle and travel in Europe, and try and carry on exclusively. We rent bikes for trips up to two weeks to tour around. I have bad knees, and being clipped in really helps my knees to be able to pull up on pedals to take the pressure off.
These pedals are much lighter than a standard pedal, which is magic for carry on weigjt, and allows you to use a small tool Allen key in our mini tool instead of having to bring a pedal wrench to switch, which also saves weight.
Most bike shops are great at taking pedals on and off if you arrange in advance, but some want your pedals off before returning bikes, which is fine if you have time, but not if you have a time constrant.
like a train and plane hom. Pros: Like, clips in well, adjustable tention and comes witih extra SPD cleats for value. Cons; The back side of the pedal is really not useful for riding unclipped for any distance.
The Shimano XT M8100 pedals are light and stiff MTB-pedals that provide optimal support when mountain biking. They are also more durable than their XT M8000 predecessors, so you can enjoy them for longer! Extra durable Compared to its XT M8000 predecessor, this XT M8100 pedal is even more durable.
Shimano achieved this by adding an additional seal in the pedal axle, so the bearings are better protected against water, salt and sand. Performance support These pedals have a large contact area. Thanks to this large surface, the transmission of power is greatly improved and you can cycle even faster with the same energy.
In addition, the larger surface area makes cycling more comfortable and reduces foot discomfort during long rides. Good sand and mud removal This pedal has an open structure. This allows sand and mud to be dispersed, which means you will be able to click in even in muddy conditions.
These kind of middle shelf pedals failed with in the first 200 miles. The non drive side was badly spinning off of its spindle. Ive taken it out and adjusted it twice now and its still has a noticeable amount of play.
The engagement is fair. Im used to a bit more positive feed back but it does seem to shed dirt and mud easily. Not ultra light wight. The large nut that disengages the spindle soft and very damageable.
There was heavy scoring and wear of the engagement surfaces after only four days of riding. Theres excessive preload in the drive side bearings. 100 dollar mistake.
These pedals are terrific. I have ridden them for at least a year now. They spin so much easier than any cartridge bearing pedal such as Crankbrothers. I had Crankbrothers Egg Beaters and Candys for year before buying Shimano pedals.
CBs were always a bit of trouble. These XT and XTRs are super easy to service. You can remove the pedal cage while the spindle stays in the crank. Wipe out the old grease and fill it up. Screw the pedal cage back on the spindle and away you go.
Takes about 10 minutes. The seals tend to push out of the cage onto the spindle but that is insignificant. Just replace the grease once or twice a year and they will last for years.
The XTR M9000/M9020 is now a generation old since the M9100 series came to market. One can now find sales on the old stock that remains, bringing the price for XTR gear down to mortal man territory. I bought the FC-M9020-B crankset on sale and paired it with a 32 tooth XTR chainring (SM-CRM91), also heavily discounted, and put it on my Stumpjumper 6Fattie.
Makes my 11 speed drivetrain fully XTR save the SLX cassette. Very sharp looking. The drive train is quiet and shifting is smooooooth. When I make the move to 12 speed, I’ll keep this crank in service and replace the chainring with a 3rd party vendors 12 speed specific chainring saving some cash while retaining that one of a kind XTR quality.
I started experiencing a clunk on the left side of my bike, once every revolution, at the same location, and started pulling my hairs out after troubleshooting the obvious, like the crank bearings, etc.
I read somewhere on the internet that sometimes pedals could be at fault. Would you believe tightening the bolts on the pedals cured my problem? Happy that the problem was gone, 30 miles later I experienced the same problem only worse.
This time tightening did not work and found that there was more pedal/shaft play than the left. I researched tools and found that the M324 required a set that was $60 or more depending on the store. I took the pedal off to see if I could adjust it with my existing tools.
Getting to the shaft required removing the outer cage then snapping off the end cap. Yes, you do need that tool to make adjustments unfortunately. I decided to return to REI to request repair or refund.
However, I decided to give it one more try on my bike, to my amazement the clunk was gone!!! So I think the clunks were caused by cage slippage. I’ve never had pedal problems in all my years of cycling, cheap or expensive so hopefully this “repair” will last.
Still undecided what to do now. To maintain them means buying an expensive tool, cost of which makes it hard to justify. Perhaps one should consider these disposable, which is a shame because of the Shimano quality materials.
Incidentally, if you need reflectors, the cost for a Shimano set will be about $26.
I have 2 pairs of these pedals and they have worked well. One pair was on a daily commuter and handled the snow and salt with no issues and I am _not_ kind to my commuter. I washed the bike a couple of times a year and applied a bit of oil to the pivot points and never had an issue.
The seond pair is now on my fat bike that I ride on and off the trails on Nose hill. I try to stay clipped in but when the snow gets too thick I unclip and switch sides so I can bail quickly. Last winter I had a different clipped pedal on my bike and the metal tab that holds the “nose” of the cleat broke right off when I wiped out so I bought the Shimanoes and have no issues with them.
They would get 5 stars if everything Shimano wasn’t quiet so spendy.
These pedals allow you to either use plain shoes or shoes with spd cleats. The metal used in their construction is robust and a pair on my touring bike have done about 10,000km with the only issue being that the bearing now need a service which requires a special Shimano tool to tighten the lock nut for race/shaft.
Cleats and a multi-language instructions were included with the pedals. There is a provision on the pedal for click in reflectors which are not included in the package. You will have to find you own source for reflectors.
I used 4 from unused basic pedals. Remember to use some grease on the pedal thread when attaching them to the cranks so that the parts do not corrode together.
The Mallet pedal was introduced in 2011 and since then has become immensely popular in all-mountain riding. Redesigned this year the Mallet series brings in popular elements of the Eggbeater and Candy pedals to create a new incarnation of this vastly ridden downhill pedal.
If making the jump from weekend rides to the competitive field then the Mallet 2 is an ideal upgrade. Aluminium has been added to the same polycarbonate body used in the Mallet 1 to add strength and stiffness for a more performance ride.
All Crank Brothers pedals are based around their All Access System that features 4 rotating clip in points and mud shedding design. Crank Brothers pedals are also US made and fully rebuildable for easy maintenance.
Got these pedals for my fiance’s brand new Surly Disc Trucker I got her for her 21st birthday. These are great! I own the earlier slightly lighter version (some plastic. These are all metal!) on my Trek 520 and swear by them.
They’re perfect for use with cycling shoes and as regular platform pedals when you just want to hop on the bike with your tennis shoes (takes a minimal time to get used to the rolling fasteners in the middle without bike cleats).
She’s not quite ready for clipping in (fairly new to road bicycling), so these pedals will be ready when she is. And she looooves the lime green color (gonna add some more lime green accents to balance it out)! Only issue that isn’t a big deal for either of us, is that they’re kinda heavy.
but they’ll probably last forever in rough conditions. They look and feel bombproof (all metal!). Not for gram counters.
These are great because they not only provide clip-less attachment, but also have the benefit of a platform on which to help maximise drive through the crank. The platform is wide enough, and the pedals of great quality.
Clipping into the pedal can take some getting use to, and initially they can be a challenge to clip into, though getting out is a breeze with a quick twist of the foot. After a while a combination of the spring system bedding in, and the rider getting used to how to engage into the system makes clipping in and out easier.
These are also double sided, so no need to spin the pedal to engage into the system. I find that this set up is more energy saving than the traditional clip-less pedal with no platform.
Really enjoying these on my gravel bike. I had bought them for my other bike to run more downhill, but they are just a little smaller than I wanted for that. But for the gravel they are a great size and easy to pop in out of after a little adjusting.
TIME MX4 Pedals are favorites of the all-mountain crowd, thanks to its large, reassuring platform, self-cleaning ATAC mechanism, and attractive price. TIME’s Auto Tension Adjust Concept (ATAC) provides self-cleaning simplicity in mucky conditions, while the large composite body allows you to easily find the pedal underfoot after dismounting over technical terrain.
These features make the MX4 the go-to choice for aggressive trail and all-mountain riders desiring greater reassurance underfoot when the trail turns steep and rocky. The MX4 features five degrees of angular float with six millimeters of side-to-side movement (i.
e. lateral float), so you can find an optimal pedaling position. The included ATAC Easy reversible cleats give you the option of running a 13 or 17-degree release angle, so you choose between easily bailing in technical terrain or remain clipped in with extra security.
I started riding Time pedals in the early nineties. They’ve always performed flawless and they nailed it from the beginning. The new MX8 Carbons are the best yet for all around riding. They work well with Sidi and Shimano shoes.
Sticky sole shoes like FiveTen are a little harder to unclip due to the large platform but that larger platform is what makes these stand out for trail and winter riding. They are very smooth spinning and quality(made in France) is top notch.
Times Atac binders are much better for unwanted(early) releases of the cleat. Compared to Shimano they hold better(cleat retention) and have two different float settings(by switching cleats left to right) to be easier on the knees.
Light weight, rugged and dependable. World Cup pedals with a long legacy.
This is my first clipless set up ever and I’m glad I went with time! I paired them with the fly transition shoe from Jenson. I am a very aggressive mtb rider and the float is perfect! I can go off jumps and whip without unclipping.
The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because the angle/degree at which you un clip varies slightly from left to right pedal, but. I also havnt adjusted the cletes either to try and fix it. It is so slight that it doesn’t bother me.
Really small learning curve. Material send to be holding up. Hit a rock hard with pedal and barley left a mark. My close second was the CB platforms but the mud shedding/self cleaning ability of these convinced me.
These were purchased to replace a set of Time ATAC XC that were quite worn. With that style, I always felt like I needed something with a little more shoe platform support. The MX4 ended up being the perfect solution and is much easier to clip into than the XC.
I will be purchasing another pair for my other bike that has ATAC XC as well.
The good folks over at Crankbrothers have been busy. Their all new Double Shot pedals are causing some double-takes and represent the first ever hybrid pedal for their product line. Flat on one side, Clipless on the other.
This game-changing hybrid pedal is now available in a trail-ready version designed for more aggressive riding styles. Featuring adjustable pins for grip, wide q-factor for stability at speed, and durable cast-steel wings the Double Shot 3 gives riders the option to ride flat or clipped-in on a wide variety of trails and riding conditions.
These pedals maintain Crankbothers legendary mud shedding capabilities, offer double sided entry and are constructed using high quality materials and bearings. The decision to be indecisive about what type of pedals to run just got a lot easier.
Never owned a Crank Bros pedal set before. Shimano SPD always. Many pedal brands have been in short supply since 2020, or if available, priced to unaffordable. I have always been weary of trying C. B Pedals.
Many people dislike non adjustable clip-less pedals and I was part of this group. I needed new pedals and every model I wanted was “back ordered” or way overpriced. I took a chance and bought these Dbl Shot 3 pedals.
Lots of “pro” reviews rating less than positive but I like the look of them and the fact that the model has been evolving. C. B. Is not correcting mistakes with each upgrade, they are taking input and making them fit more riders needs No pedal is perfect for every person, I took this into consideration and made the order.
I have only had them a day and I can say without pause they are equal at least to the best pedals I have used in 40 years. They have a tight spin, meaning you can’t spin them a dozen times with your hand.
They stay in the position you took your foot off on. I love this about them. Perhaps they will loosen a bit over time but I hope they don’t. The platform is so nice. The length is ideal, most pedals I have used are same dimension side to side/front to back.
The platform provides incredible grip and security, better than I have ever felt. No fiddling needed, anti-seize the threads, put them on and ride. The subject of clip-less is very individualized. I am not a big fan being a full suspension rider but use them in different situations, climbing, etc.
I ride platform 90% of the time but like clip options. All my pedals have been dual, I find it easy to switch mid pedal, no problem. The CB clip design surprised me. Easy to clip in from 1st try. After riding all day I have zero issue with clipping in.
Releasing is not easy but the pedals and clips are new. I can switch to easy release / less degree clips later If bothered by them long term. Setup is quick, shoe worked perfect with provided clips 1st install.
Nice looking, perfect pedal bearings with no wild free spinning, great platforms, light weight, adjustable by clip change, spacing for my size 11 wide shoe is ideal, no crank rub clipped in. If the price is anywhere close to some other brand you are considering, I would get these.
Long term this review is not, but one day of riding 40 miles in them I am a big fan. I ride 1000’s of miles a year, this is just day one, but I would bet these pedals will last me years. 5 star short term, 4 star due to leaving room for long term aspect.
Using Shimano SPD clipless pedals (on a tight setting) for over 10 years I decided to give these a try simply because they were what was in stock as an option for a platform on one side and clip on the other, at the store when I purchased the Co-op DRT 2.
2 MTB. I literally fell at least once every ride because I just couldn’t unclip with multiple times of still having difficulty getting my feet unclipped whilst on the ground in an awkward position connected to the bike after the fall.
90% of the time getting going it would be 15-20 yards before I could get both feet fully clipped in as well. One day telling another rider about how I’ve never fallen so often who had Crankbrothers Eggbeaters, he said, “Oh, just loosen up the tension.
They should be adjustable like these. ” I was so relieved!. until finding out, this model is not adjustable and getting to one similar that would be is twice the cost! I really wanted to get used to these, but after a few months of riding and even buying the “easy release” cleats there wasn’t much change and I still fell at least once every outing resulting in quite the bruises in various places.
I put on a set of Exustar SPD equivalent to these and felt at ease once again. Easy to get in and out of and a couple of potential falls I was able to catch myself with my foot after releasing so easily.
I would give them 1 star if it weren’t for what I did like – the large platform for tooling around the neighborhood or greenway rides with my children. Very comfortable with just flip-flops, more so than the Exustar option.
Quality build. Really nice pedals. I’m new to Crankbrothers, as have been using Shimano XT’s for years. These give a much better platform, and after a while getting used to them, I’ve decided the float is a nice feature.
Compared to SPD’s they take a bit of wearing in at the beginning. Clipping in to begin with was super hard, but once the cleats wear a little they are much better.
Xpedo M Force 3 MTB Pedals Behind Xpedo theres Welgo, the largest Pedal manufacturers in the world. Xpedo pedals are 100 % SPD compatible without any need for adapters. Xpedo pedals are maintenance friendly with no need for special tools.
The pedals have 3-way bearings and high flexural stiffness.
These pedals came with the bike I recently purchased. They are easy to clip into, but really scary when you need to clip out in an emergency. The single spring clip saves on weight, but only releases the rear of your cleat.
I have already had multiple close calls when I needed to clip out in a hurry and the front of the cleat got stuck in the pedal delaying critical pedal to ground time of your foot. I would not recommend this pedal for technical climbs or descents.
Especially not for rides with alot of exposure on the trail (thank goodness for a well placed palo verde)!.
With the release of Shimano’s new XT group comes updated pedals as well. Though these cross-country oriented pedals aren’t vastly different than the previous generation, that’s a good thing, because they were already really good to begin with.
What has changed is a slightly wider platform for better stability under your riding shoes, as well as an offset binding that improves mud-shedding capabilities.
Xpedo M-Force 8 CR Clipless Pedals The Xpedo M-Force 8 CR is a light and also durable doubled-sided clipless MTB pedal. Made of a titanium body and a cromoly-steel axle it weighs just 260g! Three cartridge bearings always provide a smooth running and best quality.
The release force can be adjusted with an allen key and will be indicated on the side. The included XPT cleats are SPD compatible and offer an angular float of +/- 6.
May it be a cycling tour to urban commutes to light-duty trail riding – the Shimano PD-EH500 SPD Pedals are a versatile bike pedal system that can do all that and more. On one side, you get the efficiency of riding with clip-less shoes, and on the other, you get the convenience of riding with street shoes.
Dual-sided for use with clip-less shoes compatible with SPD cleats, or street shoes. Sealed cartridge spindle for minimum maintenance. Adjustable cleat tension. Durable chromoly spindle. Lightweight aluminum body.
I’ve only had these pedals for a little bit but I already know that this pedal is for the long term. I am not a terribly serious rider, I like to ride and really enjoy it for good workouts and touring around.
I put these on my gravel bike so I can ride to a spot, get off the bike, run around, and bike home without having to bring two pairs of shoes. I also got these to clip in on days I just want to ride.
The platform side is awesome, the cleat part allows me to push and pull in my stroke without my foot moving or even feeling close to falling off. The clip side is easy clip in and out. It’s weighted perfectly where it doesn’t flip if I take my foot off the pedal.
I have experienced that flip on other pedals and very much no likey. This pedal is great for what I use it for.
Overall a very nice set of pedals – the ability to clip-in for a longer road ride while flipping the pedal for use with running shoes to cycle to a trail head or the local store is nice. These are being used on a gravel bike but had a similar road-specific pair that lasted for years.
If Shimano included 2 sets of cleats (56s and 51s) it would earn a 5-star review. I’d forgotten the SH56 is a multi-release cleat – you don’t feel nearly as locked in as with the SH51 cleat I use on my mountain bike.
For recreational/fitness riding, these can’t be beat if you’re a fan of SPD systems.
Crank Brothers has trimmed its successful Mallet pedal on Enduro. The Mallet Enduro E LS has a 5mm longer pedal axle than the Mallet E and thus a greater q-factor. In addition to the click mechanism, two contact pads made of thermoplastic fix the shoe on both sides.
The black spacer discs can be replaced (there are 1 and 2 millimeter thick pads) and adjusted to the sole thickness. Ribbed pedal body for better grip when click mechanism is not fixed. In addition, six pins on each side hold the shoe in position on the pedal.
The SPECIALE 8 was inspired by the groundbreaking SPECIALE 12. This pedal is made of an aluminum body that is slightly more compact than that of the SPECIALE 12, yet it offers a stable platform and four adjustable pins for optimal grip.
The micro-adjustable clamping system allows the rider to fine-tune the pedal function for their preferred riding style. TIME’s patented clamping system allows for easy entry and a positive, reliable release, as well as a self-cleaning design to ensure reliable performance in all conditions.
A good alternative to Shimano SPD’s. Very well made and a good weight. Engagement is a bit different to SPD’s but gets better with use. Will be interesting to see what Sram does with the brand now that they own Time.
They’ve already removed the extended warranty. Let’s hope they retain the Time brand name and product lineup.
I was considering these as an upgrade to my current MX6 pedals. However, Time’s website lists the weight for these as 196 g/pedal, not the 96 g/pedal listed here. BC. com Live Chat confirmed that the correct weight is 196 g/pedal, so beware if you are considering these.
Do you want to maximize your power output no matter your footwear, or perhaps looking to venture into the world of clipping in with the option of a grippy flat pedal to get you through the tricky bits? The CT30 pedals are the pedals for you! Entity designed the CT30 pedals specifically for Australia’s Police who demand the best quality high-performance products.
They wanted an SPD compatible pedal with a legitimately grippy platform on the other side so their officers’ feet were 100% secure whether clipped in or using flat shoes, on any terrain. The Shimano SPD compatible cleat retention system includes simple release tension adjustment so whether you’re clipping in for the first time, gradually building your confidence or in high pursuit, the feel of getting in and out of the pedal can be customized for your preference.
I was dead against using clip in pedals but decided to give it a go and now I am a fan. I decided to go with bicycles online as I have polygon and after watching a short video, they were made for the NSW Police so I thought they should be good.
I got the cilp in one side and flat the other so that when I go for family rides I can just use the flat side with normal shoes. I like these pedals and would recommend them.
The pedal has a cheap finish cleat part the spindle looks good but doesn’t spin freely a little tight on the bearing. I use the clear side mainly after less than a month one of the pins on the flat side fell out.
After 6 weeks I had 6 pins missing I only noticed because I went for ashore ride with runners on. So quality control not good. I bought another generic brand for my wife for less which was a much better design the clear was a quality fitting I wish I bought that instead.
Plus follow up customer service from bicycles online was average when I ordered more pins and told them I was waiting for 3 weeks for delivery. Response was average. I ended up following up myself with with courier company and resolved within a few days.
Go these as my 1st pair of clip in pedals. Great all rounders that can be used on the commute, in the bush and everyday. Easy to instal and easy to clip into. The flat side is also super grippy and great for runs to the cafe or shops without needing to put on the SPD shoes, they even work with thongs.
! Overall pretty light but seem to be well built. I ride nearly everyday on the work commute and these baby’s are handling it super well so far. Delivery was only around 2 working days (Newcastle NSW delivery).
Overall great pedals and great experience with Bicycles Online. !.
There are a few schools of thought when it comes to clipless pedals for mountain biking. Some mountain bikers prefer the increased control and power that clipless pedals provide, while others find that they can be more difficult to maneuver and can cause more injuries in the event of a crash.
Ultimately, it is up to the individual rider to decide whether or not to use clipless pedals, and there are pros and cons to both choices.