HT Components wanted to design a secure, high tension pedal for the downhill crowd, so the company decided to get some feedback on its early designs by sending pro Mr. Gwin down a few wild descents on the World Cup circuit on an early version of the pedal they hoped to create. It must have gone well, because an updated version of the pedals he rode, the X1 Clipless Pedals, are now available for the masses, offering an option for riders who need something that's solid enough to withstand the rigors of downhill racing. A precise, CNC machined aluminum body gives the X1 pedals strength while keeping them light, with replaceable pins around the perimeter of the pedal added to strengthen the platform. HT Components lists the float at around 4. 5 degrees, but it may feel much more minimal than that to riders used to pedals that allow for more movement. Before a race or ride, take advantage of the pedals' high spring tension to ensure that no amount of turbulent sections of trail cause you to eject unless you want to. All together, the pedals will add a claimed 470g to your frame they'll be heavier than some other offerings, but more solid too.