To create its new X2 Clipless Pedals, HT Components logically started with the effective design of its X1 downhill pedals. They worked closely with World Cup fixture Mr. Gwin to gain feedback early versions of the downhill pedals, which led them to alter the X1's platform to make the X2's easier to get in and out of with a wider variety of shoes. While the X1 requires more of an all or nothing decisiveness to clip out of, the X2 uses a thinner, 14mm platform than the X1's to allow them to be more responsive, and it uses a slimmer cage design on the CNC machined body to shed a claimed 10g compared to the X1, bringing the overall weight of a pair of X2's down to a claimed 460g. HT Components also changed up its bearing system to the more minimal EVO on the X2's, which uses a single DU bushing per side, but the pedals are still compatible with X1 cleats. The other features closely resemble the X1's, with the same replaceable five pins around the perimeter of the platform included to strengthen the pedal, and the same high spring tension that makes both sets of pedals well suited to the demands of downhill racing. With the high spring tension paired with the minimal float, you'll be able to attack technical sections of trail at high speeds without worrying about an ill timed accidental ejection.