As part of its 25th anniversary SPD celebrations Shimano has released its second commemorative shoe and pedal combination of the year. Shimano’s new M200 Blue Enduro/Trail shoe with matching blue XTR style M995 trail or M990 race pedals continues the trend set by a revolutionary design in 1990.
Meanwhile the new blue M995 trail pedal continue a long line of winning foot retention systems. Beginning 25 years ago with the original M737 pedal and cleat, the much-loved design resulted in a system that is unique in its use by so many people and for so many different types of cycling and in so many conditions, not least in the demanding world of Enduro and All Mountain riding.
Fast forward through the intervening years and we see the M995 blue pedal, corresponding with Shimano’s top-grade XTR mountain bike component category, allowing riders to tackle singletrack and technical descents with control and confidence. Its wide pedal-to-shoe contact platform provides increased stability and control and protects the binding mechanism against impacts. Meanwhile a slimmer central chrome-moly spindle creates more space inside the pedal for greater mud-shedding. Tipping the scales at just 379g this is the pedal of choice for many of the world’s best enduro and trail riders.