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Shimano Deore XT M785 trail pedals review

With a weight only grams heavier than the superb XTR M985s¬†and a very appealing price, there can be few reasons to look beyond the XT M785s if you’re looking for a new set of trail pedals.

A nicely indexed release tension makes it easy to match up sides to the same value and the cage is pretty bombproof yet noticeably supportive when coming from the standard XT M780 cross-country pedal. The cage makes stamping in easier, with no chance of the pedal rolling under foot, and it provides more of a platform should you miss clipping in on a technical section.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.