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Equipment > Components > Pedals > Mountain


With the development of the XT M8000 groupset, Shimano had updated the venerable dual-sided XT Race pedals. With the M8100 groupset, Shimano updated some graphics but the pedal is virtually the same otherwise. As this platform is one of the most durable, effective pedal options for trail, gravel, cross and even road for some folks, there were real changes expected after M8000 version had seen some more significant upgrades from the previous version. Most crucially the design carried a new body platform which increased the pedal-to-shoe contact area by 2.8mm in width, and increased overall power transmission efficiency. At the same time the body was reduced in height for slight reduction in stack height.

With the M8100 you get all the XT level standards you expect: the anodized forged aluminum body, stainless steel hardware, chromoly spindle, sealed cartridge bearings and adjustable release tension. The single release (side action) SH-51 Cleatset is still packaged with the PD-M8000 pedals. Long considered the best value in SPD pedals, XT level offerings are durable, completely functional, resilient to trail damage, and serviceable. Don't disregard Shimano's overall level of quality and engineering when choosing pedals. A few extra grams isn't worth reliability issues. Mountain bikers, gravel riders, cyclo-crossers, and daily commuters swear by the durability and performance of XT pedals and the M8100 simply carries the standard forward with the new generation.

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  • Class leading M8100, XT level dual-sided Race body mountain pedals
  • Larger, lower profile platform increases contact area and improves power transfer
  • Chromoly spindle and widely spaced sealed cartridge bearings ensure smooth action
  • Pedal installs from spindle end with 8mm Allen wrench
  • Release tension is adjustable with 3mm Allen wrench for each side
  • Cleats included: Shimano SH-51 single release cleats twist out to the side only
  • Pedal/cleat combo offers 4 degrees of angular float
  • Color: M8100 Series Black
  • Weight: 342 grams per pair of pedals (actual)
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