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2013 Buyer's Guide mountain bike pedals

Shimano XTR Trail PD-M985 Mountain Bike Pedals
Shimano XTR Trail PD-M985

Shimano’s top-of-the-line XTR Trail pedal provides a wide and stable platform with consistent retention regardless of the riding conditions. Shimano’s large pedal body improves shoe-to-pedal feel while the low platform height increases power transfer and stability. Widely spaced axle bearings ensure smooth-running performance for many seasons.

Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11 Mountain Bike Pedals
Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11

With a titanium spindle, titanium body and titanium wings, it’s not surprising that the Eggbeater 11 pedals come in at a feathery 174 g per pair. But these weight savings are inconsequential if the pedals don’t work. These top-end Eggbeaters, however, deliver exceptional performance thanks to their easy clip-in qualities and almost unmatched mud-shedding capabilities. Some riders may wish for a larger platform during epic rides, but in most other cases (as long as the rider does not exceed the 90-kg weight limit) the Eggbeater 11s perform flawlessly.

Look S-Track Mountain Bike Pedal Reviews
Look S-Track

The new S-Track pedal features a unique removable body allowing riders to increase its platform for longer trail rides or strip it down to shed weight for XC races. Both formats provide huge shoe-to-pedal contact for efficient power transfer. The new spring/cleat interface offers consistent entry and release even in muddy conditions.