Shimano Deore XT PD M8000 Mountain Pedals. Leave it to Shimano to never rest on their laurels and to always strive to improve their already excellent components. Case in point is the new Deore XT PD M8000 mountain pedals which take the place of the highly touted XT PD M780 edition. The XT M8000 pedals of course still offer legendary SPD performance that improves the rider experience as this vital connection point. What sets these pedals apart is a slightly increased size that increases stability and contact area over the previous generation which improves power transfer, control, and rider confidence in sticky trail situations. The M8000s feature a platform that's 2.8mm wider and with 7.7% more contact area than the M780s. Additionally, the M8000 sports a platform height that's 0.5mm lower to place your shoes that much closer to the spindle. Of course you'll still enjoy consistent, precise engagement and release in even the sloppiest of conditions. Also, the aluminum body and chromoly spindle are up to the challenge of meeting all the punishment you can dole out.