When your riding is all about huge days in the saddle and endless singletrack, XTR Trail Pedals need to be on your bike. These all mountain pedals connect you to your steed like never before, maximizing all of your strength. To achieve this feat, they use the famous SPD bindings with wider bearing placement for the ultimate rigidity under load. Plus, these pedals boast a ton of shoe/pedal contact area thanks to extended platform. That platform is something you'll appreciate when clipping back in is secondary to just hanging on. And last but not least, the slim profile adds ground clearance, reduces weight and increases mud-shedding capability.
We live in northern [...] and actually the riding on the trails can be very technical. (I have ridden all over the USA and Canada.) I was looking for a new pedal that had more of a platform so when I wasn't confident being locked in due to tough trail conditions I could still pedal effectively. I was also looking for an easily adjustable pedal that was easy to clean and lubricate as well. These are certainly great and I have over a year on them and have even put the same on my road bike!!
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend