The Shimano PD-MX80 Saint Pedals is designed to satisfy the needs of today’s riders and their shoddy shoes. One of the issues with older generation shoes was in the design of their traction pins. These pins are basically set of headless screws driven by Allen keys, and they are destroyed easily by impact and rocks hence making them hard to remove since the Allen head can no longer be used.
The design of the Shimano PD-MX80 Saint Pedals ensures that screwing of the pins into the platform is done from the back. This technique resolves the issue of being stuck without being able to remove the condemned pins; however this solution compromises the ability to adjust the height of the pin, which was the selling point of the older models. Since the pins are fixed into the threaded body, you could simply make adjustments by threading to a specific height depending on how much traction is needed. To fix this, Shimano made sure the PD-MX80s are fitted with washers as this enables to lower the pins and customize the pedal settings to suit your shoes and style. The low profile body of the pedals, made from a high quality alloy, employ nine pins which are threaded into them. This new technology ensures it meets with modern standards as they ensure your foot is close to the axle, they have big openings designed to clear muds. The Shimano PD-MX80 pedals sports sturdy axles made from chromoly and they come with cartridge bearings that are sealed to allow for superb strength associated with mountain cycling.
The Shimano PD-MX80 Saint Pedals comes with the following features:
- The platform is designed in a concave shape to allow for efficiency when pedalling as well as to ensure comfort during long rides.
- Pins that are replaceable
- Durable axle that has been proven by users to deliver quality performance
- Comes with a lower profile reduced by eight five millimetres and wider by three millimetres as compared to older model.
The Shimano PD-MX80 Saint Pedals looks tough and nice once unboxed and the finish and design is top notch. They attach to shoes very easy and make pedals that come clipless redundant for walking around even in rainy conditions. The axles on this pedal are awesome and now, bikers can easily change pins instead of being stuck with unusable pedals. Nice technology from Shimano. This pedal model definitely comes recommended to every serious biker looking for a top quality product that functions excellently.