Whether you are new to mountain bike riding or you just want a pedal that has less chance of missing the clip while you are trying to start your ride the Shimano XT Trail M8020 Pedal is one of the best you can buy. The pedal offers you a 3.3mm wider platform from its previous model the M785. Having a wider platform allows your foot to not slip past the pedal which can make a big difference if you are about to ascend a technical climb or are trying to clip back in after a sharp turn.
The weight of the pedal comes in at 402g and while having a wider platform does add a little bit of weight to the pedal it also serves as extra protection in case you do come in to any unwanted contact with rocks along the trail. The Shimano XT Trail Pedal also offers you more control which is most noticeable when you are taking a corner.
If you are looking for a pedal that will offer you durability, power transfer and confidence then the Shimano XT Trail M8020 is one of the top contenders.