The XC SPD PD-M8100 Race MTB Pedals from Shimano are designed for the rigours of off-road competition whilst also being perfect for cross country trail riding. The difference between the Race and Trail version is the Race has is slightly smaller, meaning less weight surrounding the pedal. The body is made from forged alloy, which means it is lightweight yet also high performing and the chrome-moly axle and a revised cleat interface gives increased stability. The spindle is strong and slender, using an 8mm Allen key mounting system which helps play into the beautiful construction. It has a slim oval body housing with mud shedding capabilities and reduces stiction, and a sealed cartridge axle system for reliability and simplified low maintenance. The easy entry system and tension adjustment also provides plenty of support and holds the cleat firmly in place. It is works best paired with XC series shoes.