SHIMANO PD-MX80 Mountain Bike Flat Pedals

What makes Shimano Saint MX80 flat pedals so good?

The outer edge of the Saint platform sits slightly proud of the inboard side, and this, together with the raised inner axle bearing housing, makes the pedal feel a tad lumpy — even wearing Shimano’s matching AM41 flat pedal shoes.

What are the pins on a Shimano MX80?

The bottom loading pins on the Saint MX80 ensure that even if the pins are damaged, removal will be an easy task. The Shimano Saint (left) and Blackspire Robusto (right) were two of the more burly pedals in our test. However, with spacers installed on the Shimano pins, the grip couldn’t hold a candle to the sole penetrating pins of the Robusto.

What kind of pedals do Shimano mountain bikes use?

Shimano SAINT PD-M828 flat pedals feature a wide platform with 12 stainless-steel pins along the edges and in the center for optimal grip on aggressive terrain. The versatile DEORE XT PD-M8040 flat pedals are the choice pedal of many trail and Enduro riders.

How long does it take to service Shimano SPD pedals?

However, servicing Shimano pedals is ludicrously easy, and performing this super quick, five minute pedal refresh will ensure they keep spinning smoothly for years to come. The following process applies to both Shimano road and mountain bike SPD pedals — it also applies to Saint, XT and DX flat pedals.


Another option from Shimano is the extra-wide, extra-low-profile PD-MX80. Developed specifically for downhill racing, these pedals are formed to create the highest grip possible, with a concave platform design and longer pins for added grip.

A great choice for those who love to race and take part in downhill riding, these are the best flat pedals for mountain bike riders who love speed but don’t want to compromise on grip and security.


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