The Shimano XT PD M8000 XC Pedals combine bombproof durability with lightweight efficiency for cross country racers, dedicated trail riders, 'cross enthusiasts, and even road riders. Redesigned for 2016, the M8000 XC Pedals benefit from a 7. 7 percent increase in pedal to shoe contact while enjoying a reduced stack height by 0. 5 millimeters. These slight design tweaks improve stability and pedaling efficiency, also preventing pedal strikes on rocky trails by reducing its overall height profile. The M8000 XC Pedals retain their legendary durability with cro moly construction and sealed cartridge bearings. As always, they feature four degrees of float and work with Shimano's 2 bolt SPD cleats.