First Look: HT Components X2 Pedals.

Specialized Factory Racing did wonders for thrusting HT Components into the limelight. Off the back of their first clipless downhill pedal, the X1, comes the revised X2.

Our tame downhiller Olly has just taken delivery of a rather fetching gold set of the new pedals that Gwin trusts, so we’re expecting good things!HT Components X2 Pedals Aaron Gwin Wideopenmag

  • £119.99 RRP.
  • 460g (pair)
  • Available in 9 different colours.
  • Distributed by Ison Distribution.

If it is good enough for Aaron Gwin it is good enough for the rest of us. This is the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to these HT Components pedals.

Here we have a nice set of gold HT X2 pedals to test. HT have been around for many years but are recently more globally recognised in the MTB world. The release of the HT X1 DH was in 2014 and we are now on the second edition of this pedal, the X2.

Out of the box you notice the large metal platform and slightly industrial feel. The method for clipping in resembles the Shimano style and there is adjustable spring tension to set up how tight you would like the cleat. The axle bearings don’t spin too freely at first but I see that as a positive as it means there is no unwanted movement and they should be quiet when on the bike.

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Weighing in at 460g for the cro-moly spindle, they have replaceable pins and a multitude of colour options.

At first site I would say these pedals share some characteristics of Shimano and some of Crank Brothers pedals so I am looking forward to giving them a go.

Check out Pete’s review of the HT X1 pedals to see what the X2s should deliver. Head over to ISON’s HT Components page, or to HT’s page for more detail on the pedals.HT Components X2 Pedals Aaron Gwin Wideopenmag