Mavic's Crossroc SL Pedals are the perfect choice for your cross-country mountain bike. They offer easy entry and exit in all conditions, light and tough aluminum bodies and stiff and durable hollow-chromoly axles. Plus, they use Time's proven ATAC cleat retention system that lets you get in and out of the pedals with ease, and that lets you choose from a 13 or 17 degree release angle. These fine pedals have open bodies and springs for excellent mud shedding, too.
Mavic pedals offer a float of 10 degrees (five in each direction). You can dial in the feel of the float, from full to none. They also offer 2.5mm of lateral adjustment, (also called "Q factor").
The open pedal bodies shed mud and have a larger engagement angle so it's easy to get in.
With Time's ATAC system, you always have one, consistent spring tension set for easy pedal entry and exit, plus you can choose a release angle of 13 or 17 degrees.