- Do all recent XTR pedals drop to bits !!!
Carpark bounce on my hardtail and the pedal fell to bits spindle snapped at the end !!! luckily was only riding with my daughter so a quick run around pushing the bike.Posted 4 months ago
Would obviously like another set of pedals but going to stick with the steel spindles so back to XT will Madison replace and give me the difference in costs apparently XTR have a 3 yr warranty had them about 10 monthsesselgruntfuttockMember
One of my mates XTR’s fell to bits/exploded during a ride in the middle of nowhere (Highlands) on the 1st day of a ‘Bothy ride’, he carried on riding on the spindle & wore a groove in his shoes. Got replaced FOC even though ‘slightly’ out of warranty.Posted 4 months ago
Same happenned to me & got replacements even though mine were 4 years out of warranty. I have a very good LBS.cookeaaSubscriber
The only reason to pay more would be for less weight and more durability, it already looks like half that equation doesn’t stack up, and it’s 100g difference in claimed weights between a pair of M8000 & M9000, if that 50g a side equates to less snap prone axles then it’s probably worth it…
I didn’t think many people actually bought XTR pedals being near enough triple the price of an M540, but there seem to be a few, it’s worth noting the M540 is apparently only ~15g heavier than the M8000 so you have to question just how much the returns diminish as you go up the product range…Posted 4 months agotrail_ratMember
i have 3 set of XTR all bought used – all of the era that was notorious for pedal failure on the Ti axle.
one set have had the left hand one ground down a concrete wall at high speed – the ends near smooth (where as an XTR should have a concave end machining on it)
i moved them to my trail bike many moons ago after that – that was 5 years ago.
i figured that with all the stories of them falling apart they should be dead by now.
ive just cursed them by writing this but that set of mines have taking serious beating.
Might change the set on my Touring mtb to the XTs though in light of all the scaremongering as im now scared they will fail.
story goes that the inner radius on the end where the “nut” is threaded to is too quick for ti.
having seen a failed set i can see how you would come to that conclusion as its the same machining on the XTs of the era but made of steel.Posted 4 months ago
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