Experience of new M780 pedals please!

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    If they are like their new XTR bretheren they do support the foot more but at the expense of clearing mud,snow etc. My new style XTR race pedals were a nightmare in the recent snow. I took them off and use my old XT pedals from 2 years ago.

    The XT’s are better in mud and snow than XTR due to having a deeper pedal body, I use the XT’s on my cross bikes for racing due to this, so do several Shimano sponsored pro riders.

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    M520’s even cheaper – don’t see the point of spending more…

    Cheers

    Danny B

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    540s look much nicer and have more sealed bearings than 520s. I have a set that have lasted ages on my SS, so worth the extra £10er at least IMO

    They’re all good and will last forever, especially if you service them now and again, which is dead easy by the way.

    I know they’re not the same, but the M785s I’ve got are brilliant and servicing them only needs standard tools, while the lower end pedals need a special tool. The special tool is really cheap but it’s annoying all the same.

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    The bearings on my old XT SPDs have just died on my “best” bike (XT, SLX, MartaSL, Thomson type level of componentry)

    So, do I get some M540s to replace them @£28.50 or is it worth paying a bit more (£44.99) for the M780 race? Are they more supportive of your foot? I guess no-one can comment on longivity yet?

    Thanks

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    Okay, so I took my current pedals apart, tightened bearings, filled the body full of grease – put them back together, which purged the old grease. Sorted!

    So, final purchase decision delayed for a bit longer 😀

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