ShimanoXTR PD-M9020 Trail Pedals

Wiser and lighter.

Shimano’s SPD (Shimano Pedaling Dynamics) pedal system has been a favorite among commuters, recreational roadies, and XC chargers for nearly a quarter-century. With the XTR-PD M9020 Trail Pedal, Shimano has managed shave weight from this vetted design without sacrificing performance.

The M9020 features a large contact plate around the outside of the pedal that dramatically increases the size of your pedaling platform. In fact, this platform is the only difference separating the XTR M9020 from the top-of-the-line “race” classified XTR M9000. While the platform adds a bit of weight, it’s worth it in our minds considering the provided stability and the added convenience of occasionally wearing shoes without cleats. Besides, the M9020 is still lighter than most pedals in Shimano’s mountain range.

  • The XTR-PD M9020 trimmed down to 376 grams
  • Dual-sided
  • Large contact plate
  • Compatible with SH51 cleats (provided), SM-SH56 cleats, and the SM-PD60 reflector
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

The gold standard

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've always used Shimano SPD pedals on my road bike. So when it came to getting into mountain biking I didn't waste anytime going straight to the gold standard. Competitive Cyclist had a great discount on the XTR pedals so I went with those over the XT. So far they have been very friendly and easy to use, I didn't adjust the tension right out of the box and happy with how they perform. No complaints!

Solid Product

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These work great. The extra guard is perfect for protecting against rock and gunk. No problems getting in and out of the clip.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these on all my mtb's and cross bike. can't be beaten. light but with enough platform support. They hold up to abuse very well.

Great Pedal

    These are great pedals. They are light, dependable and have predictable release. Not much else to ask for and these do it all great

    Great pedals

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great pedals


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go to Peds, Never had an issue with these. If your looking to save a few bucks the m8020 are also solid.

    Amazing pedals

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It's been awhile since I've been clipped into a mountain bike but I figured it was time to give it a go. I've ridden flats for the last 4 years and have nothing bad to say about them but after riding these XTRs I am pissed I held off on clipping in for so long.
    I was a bit nervous since I drop a leg once in awhile during downhill runs but "the experts" say clipping will improve your control and enhance your connection to the bike. I have to say I agree on all fronts.
    What I love most about these pedals is the fact that I can clip in and out super fast. It was the biggest concern I had when getting started. I tried two other sets before settling on the SPD pedals and my decision came down to the fact that it is by far the smoothest and fastest clip available.
    Happy to say I haven't had an accident yet and my confidence has soared after riding the XTRs a few months now.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are the best clipless pedals you can buy. Light, smooth and easy action on the cleats. Race XTR are lighter, but when you stomp down on Trail XTR your cleats go straight in and the extra material inspires you to pour on the power!

    Awesome Pedals

      I've got both options of XTR pedals (race and trail). The XTR quality is what you would expect for both models and the weight difference really isn't all that much. I think I prefer the trail version because of the larger platform for pedaling and greater protection of the clip in area of the pedal.

      Hi everyone. Im new to clipless pedals. I bought a pair of Shimano SPD A600 for my road bike. Havent installed them yet. Just bought them last week but I keep hearing how especially for new unexperienced clipless newbies having a 2 sided pedal is much better so now Im looking at the XTR-M9020. Eventhough its for a road bike I bought Sidi MTB shoes meant for SPD clipless pedals so that I could walk around in them. Thanks

      I've owned both versions. Having two sides for clipping into is definitely easier as it lessens the amount you'll need to spin the pedal to click into it. The look and quality on the XTR trail is also far above the A600 in my mind. And the platform is big enough that you can still get away with the occasional ride in regular shoes.

      Shimano xtr pedal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      2nd set of these lightweight durable mtb pedals. No need to look any further than these pedals

      Just one ride!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have ridden with many other "clipped in" pedals for MTB, and had almost gone to just using shoes that don't clip at all. I cannot get over how easy it is to clip in and out. My ride today was over the top, can't wait to ride again tomorrow!

      Awesome pedal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Pair number 2! because they are that great. before that I came from the crankbrothers mallet pedal, another popular all mountain/ enduro pedal. I liked the mallets a lot and rode with them for years but the engagement on the shimano pedals feels much stronger, there is less float and they do not need to be rebuilt as often as the crankbrothers. I definitely made the right choice. i bash them on all kinda of hard surfaces. rocks, curbs, etc, and they keep on kicking. or spinning. or whatever.

      Hell of a pedal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Bombproof, great platform, and crisp clip-in feel. I've ridden Time, Crankbrothers and a slew of other brands but it's pretty hard to beat the Shimano reliability.

      So far so good

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I just replaced my Crank Bros Mallet Enduro pedals with these and so far I'm stoked! These are super easy to clip into and get out of. The adjustable tension allows you to fine tune your cleat retention. The Crank Bros provide more float, which (for some riders) is a great feature but so far I'm liking the SPD better.

      I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these to anybody looking for an easy to use, durable trail pedal.

      Greatest pedal ever!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Went with the trail pedal because I wanted a little extra support and these deliver. I couldn't be happier. Look great, Feel great!

      Best pedals money can buy

        Have these on all my bikes. Always reliable and even when clogged up with snow while riding my fatbike they still work.

        Solid pedals

          Can't go wrong with this pedal set. Rock solid, functional and reasonably priced...For top line pedals.

          Great pedals

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          These are on my new Niner RIP 9 Carbon. Very nice quality, I have an entry level of these on an older bike and the XTR version is superior. These grab the cleat easily and hold me on the bike. Only to disengage when expected.

          Perfect Pedals

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These are perfect for my MTB. Easy to clip / unclip, unaffected by dirt, durable. I have been using the old Deore version for many years on my commuter bike. I like that they can be used with regular shoes, if needed. When I decided to buy a good bike for the trails, these pedals were an easy choice.
          I ride Speedplay on the road race bike, these XTR's everywhere else