Seth's Bike Hacks is a cool YouTube channel I've been subscribed to for some time now.

His latest vid rings very true, if your like me and will often watch clips of new trails before riding them the video makes obstacles look much less daunting than the reality.

A nice surprise from the Christmas list was a set of Deore XT PD-M8000 pedals.

These will replace my tried and tested Shimano M520s and offer much the same operation I've come to enjoy but with a weight saving of approx 100g.

They also boast a solid platform giving more shoe contact.  I'm going to look forward to putting these to the test!

Install is straightforward using a 15mm wrench.  I like a firm but not overly tight clip so set the tension right in the middle of the range.