Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race Pedal

At the top of the curve.

For a sport that relishes in mud and sand, paying a premium for components seems counter-intuitive. Once in a while something comes along that is worth every grain of sand. The Shimano XTR M-9000 Race Pedals are just that something.

Most noticeable is the weight. The M-9000 pedals are nearly 100 grams lighter than cheaper pedals, reducing extra weight you’ll be carrying on your frame. They are fabricated with lightweight, durable chromoly spindles and aluminum pedal bodies, ensuring fast, reliable cleat-to-pedal engagement, each and every time. And, while the bearings are still wide-set for stiffness, the axle-bearing interface has been revamped for increased smoothness and longevity.

  • Compatible with Shimano SM-SH51 (single release angle) cleats and SM-SH56 (multi-release angle) cleats
  • Hex adjustable entry and tension
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Indestructible

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They connect my feet to the crank perfectly every time.

Indestructible!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been on XTR pedals since 2012 with no issues. This was just such a great price I could not resist buying a second pair. If you want something 100% reliable that will last for a long long time there is no other choice.

Beautiful pedals, great price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are the best SPD pedals one can buy, and at the best price. The spindle has a brushed texture which reflects a high quality build. I have done 200 miles and they still look new. I look forward to the next 200 miles!

Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race Pedal

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Shimano pedals are fantastic and have never given me any trouble.

Great pedals

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced my 90s Ritchey Logics with these because I was tired of how poorly they cleared mud and at this price it was worth checking them out.
They couldn't have been a better investment. I raced on them all spring and performed flawlessly. I've only had one issue clipping in, and that was because I had a piece of wood jammed in my cleat. Wood.

Best pedals out there! Glad to hear they are working out.

Lasts

    Just replacing my last pair after 5 hard years of use. Long lasting and great retention.

    Just bought my second set

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought my first set in 2007. Just bought my second set this week. First set is still totally usable. Enough said.

    Lifetime

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for pedals that last a lifetime, then Shiamano SPD pedals are the one. They have a very low fail rate. When you buy a pair of Shimano SPD pedals you will easily get a couple years out of them. I highly recommend them.

    Shimano XTR PD-M9000 Race Pedal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Pedal standards come and go but SPD's defined the market. I'm on my ~4th pair of XTR's over the years and could not imagine any reason to go with other standards. I have never had a pair fail during the many 1000's of miles I have abused them, will definitely buy again.

    THE Pedal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The pedal by which all others are judged. I jump between these and the XT model. Oddly enough, the entry and exit in the XTR actually does feel a little smoother. Also, the spindle section of this pedal is ovalized slightly to allow for better mud clearance, which is nice if you ride in nasty weather or race Cyclocross. Otherwise these are very very similar to the XT model. If you have a few extra dollars, I would say, Treat Yo Self.

    XTR, and worthy of the group

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I ride both SPD-S and two-bolt SPDs depending on the time of year. This summer I did a bunch of 'adventure' riding on trails and singletrack, and wanted to use shoes with tread (thus needing two-bolt SPD). I rode about a month on 105-level SPD pedals, which were okay.

    I upgraded to these because they were on sale and, wow, it's like a different cleat-system altogether. These things are easier to clip in/out, but less likely to release accidentally. The bearings are unreal, with noticeably lower friction than my 105s. They weigh less too, although I don't know if that makes any real difference.

    After about a month on these, I have to say that I love them. They compare very favorably with my three-bolt Dura Ace SPD-9000 pedals, and I'm having a hard time deciding which is better. In the end, the main reason I'm putting the SPD-9000s back on is that I need them for my cold weather and rain shoes.

    Highly recommended.

    Everything you would expect...and more

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Fit and finish is excellent quality. Release action is easy to adjust and smooth. Clipping in is very easy. $/gm makes them a very good value.

    AWESOME PEDALS!!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Magnificos pedales muy livianos bonitos y requieren nada de mantenimiento.

    Three Thumbs Up

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Ultimate power transfer matched with legendary dependability in an evolutionary racing pedal, the result of 20 years of SPD pedal design experience

    This XTR pedal is ideally suited for cross country racing due to its lightweight compact design

    Lightweight and high performance forged alloy body with hollow chrome-moly axle for stiffness and durability

    Low profile platform height of 8.1mm with large platform contact area of 226.9mm square for excellent support and stability

    Beautifully constructed with a strong and slender spindle, using an 8mm Allen wrench mounting system

    Teflon coated open binding system with slim oval axle body housing sheds mud efficiently and reduces stiction

    Sealed cartridge axle system for reliability and simplified low maintenance

    Easy entry system and tension adjustment provides plenty of support and holds the cleat firmly in place for those big sprints

    Three Thumbs Up

    Solid No Frills Pedal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm a huge fan of the XTR Race pedals. The M9000 version continued Shimano's legacy of a solid no nonsense pedal.

    Staple pedal.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using these SPD pedals for 20 year or better. They are my go to MTB pedal. They clean out well and are very predictable when in mud or the dry. These are easily adjustable. Great reliability. My last pair lasted over 12 years - the reason I bought these pedals again!

    Love them

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Easy to clip, they just work
    mindless clip in and out
    yet to see them work in the mud but in dusty high dessert they are rad !

    The Standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These pedals build confidence. You can ride the mud or the dry powder dust and they will keep engaging and releasing under the same pressure every time. Easily adjustable with a turn of an allen key. Predictable in all aspects of the ride. There is a reason these SPD has been around for nearly 25 years - they work!

    XTR pedals

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    XTR pedals nuff said.
    Light
    Tension adjustable
    Last for years

    Still the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Easy to clip in and out but keeps you secure when you need to be in control. Great mud clearance. Lightweight too.