The retention mechanism is basically the same as the benchmark SPD pedals that's been around for decades with wide, open-ended tabs that allow easy entry and security when clipped in. The open design allows muck to flow through, so it doesn't hamper your ability to engage in a hurry and you can get back in quickly after an impromptu hike-a-bike or remounting after a sandy 'cross pit. The larger flat platforms on the inboard and outboard edges are also a boon to gravel riders looking to keep the sole of your shoe solid on the pedal, as are the two spindle lengths (52 and 55mm) to dial in your fit.
The XTR PD-M9100 Pedals come with SM-SH51 (single release) cleats and are also compatible with SM-SH56 (multi-release) cleats. They have chromoly spindles and spin on sealed bearings. The tension of the retention mechanism can be adjusted via a hex screw on the back of each pedal on both sides.
- An updated XTR pedal with more stability and better mud clearing
- 2 spindle lengths, 52 and 55mm for dialing in the fit
- Large contact plate improves shoe to pedal interface
- The gold standard pedal for XC, CX, and gravel riders