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6 Top MTB Clipless Pedals & 6 Top MTB Clipless Shoes

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Sometimes it can be hard to choose the best pedal and shoes from the hundreds on offer out there – that’s why we’ve handpicked 12 of our favourites, so you can spend less time procrastinating and more time riding!

6 of the best clipless pedals


Shimano XTR M9020 Trail SPD

One of our most popular high-end models, these are a lightweight trail pedal with Shimano’s renowned build quality and reliability. They’ve got a nice wide platform for pedalling stability and a smooth engagement/release mechanism.

Shimano XTR M9020 Trail SPD


Nukeproof Horizon CS CrMo Trail Pedals

Taking insipiration from the hugely popular Horizon Pro flat pedal, the Horizon CS combine strength, fatigue resistance and low weight and have been voted one of the best small platform pedals on the market by MBR magazine.

Nukeproof Horizon CS CrMo Trail Pedals


Shimano M647 Clipless SPD MTB Pedals

The Shimano DX M647 uses a floating clip-in mechanism that makes clipping in incredibly easy. These pedals are excellent value, super reliable and almost indestructible – some of the reasons they’re one of our best sellers.

Shimano M647 Clipless SPD MTB Pedals


Crank Brothers Mallet E Pedals

Designed for enduro racing and riding, the Mallet E pedals offer a secure foothold along with a grippy wide platform. They’re an excellent bad weather pedal too – shedding any mud, even when your shoes are completely covered!

Crank Brothers Mallet E Pedals


Shimano XT M8000 XC Race Pedals

A pair of lightweight, high performance race pedals perfect for cross-country or general trail riding. They’ve got an easy entry system with customisable tension so you can tailor the level of cleat support.

Shimano XT M8000 XC Race Pedals


DMR V-Twin Clipless Pedals

DMR are world renowned for their long term durability so you can expect these v twins to be spinning smoothly for hundreds of rides. They’ve got plenty of adjustability and customisation options including 7 tuneable pins each side and clipping in and out is really smooth.

DMR V-Twin Clipless Pedals


6 of the best clipless shoes


Shimano ME7 MTB SPD Shoes 2017

Probably the best trail shoe on the market, they have a stiff carbon reinforced midsole for efficient pedalling and a dual density rubber sole developed by Michelin – perfect for offering extra grip whether you’re riding or walking.

Shimano ME7 MTB SPD Shoes 2017


Five Ten Kestrel Lace MTB SPD Shoes 2017

Five Ten Kestrel Lace MTB SPD Shoes 2017


Shimano M089 MTB SPD Shoes 2017


Blending the features of a cross-country shoe with rugged all-mountain durability, the M089s are an incredibly comfy pair of SPD shoes with a stiff sole and Shimano’s renowned quality.

Shimano M089 MTB SPD Shoes 2017


Diadora X Vortex Comp MTB SPD Shoes

An excellent fitting, super comfy shoe with a carbon reinforced sole to prevent excessive vibrations to your feet. Using a mix of a Boa wire closure system along with hook and loop straps gives you plenty of room to fine tune the fit.

Diadora X Vortex Comp MTB SPD Shoes


Fizik M6B MTB SPD Shoes 2017

Fizik need no introduction in the world of cycling footwear, and these M6B’s follow their tradition of quality. Boa dials and a Microtex strap keeps your feet well secured, and the Fizik insole will keep you comfy for miles of happy riding.

Fizik M6B MTB SPD Shoes 2017


Shimano M065 MTB SPD Shoes 2017

If you’re after a quality MTB SPD shoe without breaking the bank, these M065 models are for you. They’re really durable, comfy and the ideal shoe for first time clipless pedal riders.

Shimano M065 MTB SPD Shoes 2017


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