XTR Trail Pedals – premature bearing wear
Has anyone else noticed incredibly rapid wear to the bearings of this years XTR trail pedals?
I only fitted them back in early June and haven’t done a great mileage on them
Another riding buddy has seen similar
I’ll be looking for warranty on them, as i believe new bearings and bushes are £50+
Does anyone have any positive experience on such a claim?
First time buying XTR over XT, so not overly impressed 🙁Posted 5 years agomattjgSubscriber
Yes, 3 months moderate use. I sent them back to CRC and they replaced under warranty, it took a prod because they first said ‘waiting to hear back from Shimano’ and I said “that’s irrelevant I bought them from you test them yourself”.
AFAIK (Googling) they are not user serviceable.
I like the concept, I use them on my SS and the larger footprint can help on getting that first rotation in before I’m clipped.Posted 5 years agonukeSubscriber
My XT Trail pedals went back after a couple weeks after developing lots of play on the driveside. They were replaced under warranty and the replacements did the same albeit over a longer period of time. Instead of sending back, I serviced those myself and they have been ok since. Its the first set of Shimano pedals I’ve owed that it’s been necessary to service so soon…I have other Shimano SPDs that have been going years with little or no servicingPosted 5 years agonasherMember
Today one of our guests had the body come off the spindle of her xtr trails at the start of a 10km trail 2000m up in the mountains…..amazingly someone was carrying a spare set of pedals!!!!
I have a set of the xt ones and havent yet had problems…..my old dx’s are 5 years old and had an incredible amount of use!!Posted 5 years ago
Not sure why people want xtr pedals over xt anyway. A member of the club had the axle snap on his xtrs too.
Where does that logic stop? I don’t know why people want XTs over M520s, carbon frames over steel etc. Some people see the merit in buying top end kit, others don’t.Posted 5 years ago
njee these pedals are obviously not top end kit if they are failing.
Well yes, but people buy them on the basis that Shimano pedals generally last forever – M959s and M970s have been superb, no reason to think that the 980s would be any different.
The logic stops with a dose of common sense, applied at the consumers discretion. It’s not really open to being STW nit-picked
And yet that’s exactly what you did 🙄Posted 5 years agocoopersport1Member
I’ve had 2 sets of Race version with suspect bearings and on Wednesday a very lightly used set of Trail ones had the body come off the spindle. Can’t find the receipt either as I thought they’d be like my old ones and last forever!
Currently looking for the previous version which I ran for 3yrs without touching and also have some 7yr old xt ones which have been greased twice and have seen 1000’s of miles.
Bought xtr to complement the rest of the bike, I’ll still claim up to this point I’ve had less problems in 10yrs+ of shimano pedals than I had in 1 yr of experiementing on Eggbeaters. Having culminated with a high cadence bearing seisure which also wrote off the crank armPosted 5 years ago
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