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Shimano XT M780 XC Race SPD Pedals
Shimano XT M780 XC Race SPD PedalsShimano XT M780 XC Race SPD Pedals

This item was discontinued 15th November 2016.

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Code: PDM780
  • Lightweight and high performance using a forged alloy body, chrome-moly axle and a revised cleat interface for increased stability
  • Beautifully constructed with a strong and slender spindle, using an 8 mm Allen wrench mounting system
  • Slim oval axle body housing sheds mud efficiently and reduces stiction
  • Sealed cartridge axle system for reliability and simplified low maintenance
  • Easy entry system and tension adjustment provides plenty of support and holds the cleat firmly in place
  • Includes cleats
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Shimano pedals never fail to impress. These are no exception. Solid, quality build. Great for commuting, training, racing ... all types of uses.
Great pedal. Bearings last well, mechanism as good as ever for SPD and nice and light. By far the best option for SPDs, the cheaper ones' bearings are not as good. At this price though from Merlin well worth the small extra
I love these pedals!!! Super light and super strong. Can't beat it for this price.
After trying various types of pedals over the last few years, at last a pair that tick all the boxes! Easy to clip in and out, robust, & bullet proof! Great pedal.
This is as good but no better than the cheaper M520. It is prettier and lighter by an ounce and a half. Superb fit and forget reliability.
Excellent value, easy to clip in and out. As I experienced, they will unclip if you take a tumble. Shipping was fast.
Great pedal at a great price, I`ve been running an older set on my commuter now, they are about 3 years old and taken loads of abuse on both mountain bike and now my road/commuter. I decided to treat my full suss Whyte 129T-S to these, they look great and are bullet proof. Out of interest I stuck them on the scales and they come in at 171g's each (342 the pair) nice and light!
Bought these M780s to replace my worn-out M525s that, in fairness, had lasted years. These XTs have replaceable sealed bearings so should, in theory last even longer than my venerable 525s. Dead easy to fit - nicely machined threads on the axles went straight and square into my cranks. In use - they work so well I forget about them. Engagement is rapid and secure. They feel solid under power too - better than the 525s in this regard. Heartily recommended. Terrific price from Merlin too, with prompt delivery. But then, I've come to expect nothing else from this firm.
Bulletproof; light enough; easy entry and release; SERVICEABLE!!! Yay.
Fitted to Cube Elite, running all XT spec groupset. Easy to install and set up Purchased as an upgrade from M540, look better, did London to Brighton off road (88 miles), very comfy and good for power transfer up steep off road sections. Recommended. Great service from Merlin.
An excellent upgrade! I have always used the entry level Shimano M520 in the past, however because I've started to do more mtb races, I wanted a slightly better quality pedal. They are lighter and function very well. I will definitely be staying with this pedal In the future for both mtb and cyclocross use.
Brought my first M520 SPD's from Merlin 5 years ago. They are still going strong but the XT's look so much nicer. Excellent Shimano quality and nice click when cleats engage.
I am very pleased about this pedals, after my EggBeather 1's I was afraid of float won't be enough for me but they are just fine. I recommend this product to people who are looking for a long for a long life low maintenance pedal.
Must be my 8th pair. Use them on all my bikes. Can`t fault them.
Good quality pedals at a good price.. I have been using XT pedals for at least the last five years with no problems and very little maintenance.
Really excellent foot retention, but easy to get out of in a hurry. Just enough float for me. Easy to adjust.
I love my XT pedals. They're a TINY bit lighter than the MUCH cheaper 520's that work just as well as XT. Money well spent in my book because they look good.
Running these on four bikes which must be a vote of confidence.
These appear to be very well made with a positive mechanism. Good stuff.
Love these. Just did a 200-mile overnight tour and my feet were happy the whole time, no hot spots or other issues.
I can't fault these for the price. They might not be as bling as some others but they never fail to work as they should.
I bought these to replace the M520 pedals, brilliant! So much smoother, quieter and easier to clip in and out of. I am currently using them on my road bike to save my summer road shoes from the great British winter weather. Great price and service from Merlin as always.
Easy in, easy out. Simple to adjust, but remember they are double sided, so adjust both sides. Great power transfer once I had the cleats positioned right.
These do exactly what it says on the tin. Put them on my new Felt F5 (yes I know I'm a philistine but I prefer to be able to walk about without looking like a penguin) and they perform faultlessly. I have a set of LX pedals about ten years old which now look like scrap metal but still work fine do I'm expecting the same from these.
Number one, how can you go wrong with the XTs? They're that perfect middle ground of completely capable & yet without the high cost of the XTRs. These are really "install & go" kinds of pedals, but also give you the latitude to make many custom adjustments to fit your specific needs. Last but not least, Merlin Cycles offers them at an excellent price point & even shipped them to me in the USA quickly & easily.
Value for money is simply the best on these pedals. I tried the 540s (~$20CDN cheaper) and simply put, they sucked in comparison. Began to oxidize (rust) after 1 wet ride. Bearings needed a repack after the same ride. The XT's on the other hand have a bigger platform and voodoo magic keeping them rust free, with great seals. Gotta love 'em!
Nice pedals with noticeable improved performance over lesser models in shimano range. Recommended. Fast delivery from Merlin as always!
Outstanding, didn't need any adjustment straight from the box. Silky smooth bearings, positive and secure in feel. Other than a few grams lighter, I can't see how the XTR version can be much better. Very fast delivery too, thank you 'Merlin'.
Excellent pedals! Replaced my Look Quartz. Feel it is much better.
Look great on the CX bike. Although functionally probably the same as their cheaper Shimano brethren they have a quality looking finish exudes quality. Especially the machining on axle spindles.
This is the second pair of these I have now bought, they last forever, bearing stay smooth and they seem to be less likely to fill with mud than the cheaper spd models. Would definitely recommend them especially at this price!
Solid feel like your feet will not come out at the first bump but feet still come out easily when the need arises. A little on the heavy side but this adds to the durability. Overall great value for money.
Great pedals. Easy to get in and out and easy to adjust. I don't cringe when I scrape them on a rock, they barely show any wear.
Funktional, a good balance of weight and quality. Easy to adjust the tension. All in all a good pedal for the money.
After spending the last 10 years putting up with Crank Bros pedals and their mayfly-esque lifespan I switched back to Shimano for all my bikes, rediscovering the improved feel of engagement and disengagement, the rebuildable axles and all round better quality. I run M520 and M540 on my commuters and M780 Trail on my MTB so the M780 XC was the obvious (?) choice for my road-ish bike. At just 28gms heavier than the XTR (I think), the XT pedals are surely the best value for money pedal on the market.
Pleased as always to deal with Merlin Cycles. Pedal is great , just what I would expect from Shimano, cleats engage and release easily, would recommend as an upgrade over standard SPD pedals.
Excellent light weight pedals, replacing worn out pair. Shame seals are not replaceable from Shimano as rest of pedal not at fault - recommended
Have used Merlin since they started, always fast and reliable. Prices and products excellent. Pedals supplied are bombproof, have got them on other bikes and never get a problem .
Sound and reliable, been using a pair on mtb for a couple of years no problems, brought these for road bike winter miles.
The pedals have been a good addition to my cross bike. They are robust and have been reliable in use so far. They look the part and I would recommend them for XC or cross use.
I'm using these on my long wheel base recumbent bike. Due to the super comfortable seating position and ultra light touch on the handle bars with a LWB recumbent, getting the bike moving is different than on an upright framed bike. There's no pushing off with the free leg and leisurely coasting before clipping in. On a recumbent, it's pure leg power to the cranks, and not now, but right now. These pedals work great because I can clip in really quickly and if I happen to miss, the larger foot bed on the pedal compensates for my lack of accuracy and allows me to power through until i do clip in. Adjusting the clip in tension is simple. I have an ancient, thoroughly beaten up pair of Shimano SPD pedals on my mountain bike. I can't even determine the model because they are so old and thrashed looking. But they still work really well and I expect the same from the new ones.
XT SPD's at this price, treat yourself to a good, light reliable pair of SPD's that wont let you down and will last for years. I did and I'm pleased I did, they are bulletproof, least I think so.
Great pedal, best spd out there.
Very nice pedals. Wanted the XTR but bought these as they are significantly cheaper than XTR and only 20g heavier. I've balanced the weight books by removing 3 bolts from each disk rotor. What could possibly go wrong??
Brought these pedals to replace the same ones I have had for 5 years of cycling twice a week usually offroad around the muddy Chilterns. They are light, easily adjustable and rarely clog up.
I normally just buy the deore pedals but these look great, are light and just as robust. Well worth the money.
Great product a lot lighter than my old spd pedals, feel a lot better clipped in, more comfortable, easy to clean, overall very good pedals for the price.
Nicest pedals I have ever owned! Positive engagement and adjustable release make these much better than egg beaters. Worth the slight weight penalty for this non racer.
Top quality pedals, easy to clip in and out of, light and should last for years. Good price and top service from Merlin.
Excellent pedals.. My first ride with these was on a 100km ride through the mountains. They worked flawlessly and due to the wider contact area, were much more confortable than my old pedals.
Great pedals, Usual shimano spd quality but lighter than most and with better bearings.
Great product. I bought these mainly because of my old m520 weight. Its saves smth around 80grams. On performance side I didn't really feel that much difference over m520. I ride occasionally both xt and m 520. If you are after weight saving go ahead an buy these, shimano spd's are still the best system, most reliable thats for sure. If you race its XT or XTR for sure. But if you are daily commuter I wouldn't judge anyone for choosing m520.
Excellent pedal, but be aware that in the easiest unclipping position it can be a little difficult to unclip, but that is until the pedal have been used several times .
Best SPD pedals for the money!
Great deal for a great set of pedals!
Pedals are great for the price and arrived quickly here in USA so thank you Merlin Cycles.
Awesome pedal for the money! Do exactly what they say on the tin!
I have used XT pedals for years and these are the best yet. Fairly light, very smooth and with the reassuring click when you engage. Excellent super fast delivery and a great price ,thanks again merlin
I use nothing but Shimano XT pedals on my mountain bikes. Love them!
Awesome service as always. Only way it could be improved is if they could be delivered before I ordered them :-)
Excellent super fast service from Merlin (as per normal) Quality pedals at a great price
Excellent performing pedals, light weight, faultless mechanisms, low maintenance and excellent price. XTR performance and very nearly the same weight for half the price.
Nicely built and secure engagement with plenty of float. Better than my old XTR pedals and at a really good price!
Typical quality build quality from Shimano, a very nice lightweight race pedal Great service from Merlin, super fast postage and great price
I've been using SPDs for about 20 years now and you have to say Shimano know how to do it right. The pedals are light(ish) have a good clip in and release action and manage to clear mud away with relative ease. Excellent vlaue for the price paid.
Shimano XT Rules!! Great product!!!
Shimano XT Rules!! Great pedals at a lower price!!!
simple & reliable pedal, great adjustment
Excellent, great value for money, quick delivery, do everything that they say on the packet.
Super fast shipping and the pedals are as expected. Good value as always with an xt shimano product.
As always fast service, great price and excellent company to deal with.
Great product, as i would expect from Shimano equipment. Having not used SPD's before i have found them very easy to get on with. Adjustment of the spring tension is easy to do and has a nice detent system so you can set the pedals to the same strength with clicks.
Nice pedals, good price.
I've previously bought XTR. XT pedals have exactly the same features, same high quality and nearly half the price.
A really good pedals through and through, and a plus is you dont need to spray them with wd40 every time you come back from riding in the rain.(i use them on my road bike)
wanted SPD because of adjustable release tension. Went with the XT because there were a lot of sales and the pedals have good reviews. So far,they are living up to what I purchased for
Pedals are great and came fast. Best price on the web.
I haven't used them yet, but they arrived on time and as expected, great discounts here, and my friends love them so I am sure I will as well.