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Shimano PD-M520 Pedals
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Shimano

PD-M520 Pedals

Model # (PD-M520)
$44.99 - $54.99
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Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Shimano PD-M520 Pedals

Shimano's M520s are affordable clipless pedals that are easy to enter and exit, and built to last. They boast dual-sided Shimano SPD bindings, which make them perfect for mountain bikers or roadies who prefer wearing walkable shoes with recessed cleats. The bindings are adjustable for dialing in the perfect entry and exit tension, and they have an open, mud-shedding design that prevents clogging. Chromoly axles and sealed bearings add tons of durability.

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3.5 stars

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dual sided entry  (6)
  • Increases pedaling efficiency  (5)
  • Adjustable  (4)
  • Reliable entry/exit  (4)
  • Good platform  (3)

Cons

  • Heavy  (5)
  • Flimsy design 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (4)
  • Road biking  (4)
  • Triathlon 

Reviewed by 6 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Value!

By mtb

from San Diego

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dual Sided Entry
  • Reliable Entry/Exit
  • Adjustable
  • Increases Pedaling Efficiency

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I have been using these pedals for the last 5 years without any problems whatsoever. My bike originally came with Attack pedals which I hated. I'm currently on my second pair after the first pair finally wore out. The design is rock solid. I've beat the heck out of these pedals and they never failed me.

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4.0

Solid

By Powzan

from Granger, IN

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Good Platform
  • Dual Sided Entry

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I've ridden these pedals for approximately 4,000 miles over the past 2 years and have had no problems. At some point I will upgrade to lighter pedals with a wider platform. These pedals are a bit tricky to clip into since you have to position your cleat just right to clip-in. You get the hang of it after several rides.

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4.0

Solid pedals for beginner

By jockeys

from DFW, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Platform
  • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
  • Dual Sided Entry

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Triathlon
  • Road Biking

Comments:

Great pedals for a beginner, solid clip-in and secure hold, but not too hard to clip out of.

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1.0

Not durable

By Flaco

from Yonkers

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Reliable Entry/Exit
  • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
  • Dual Sided Entry

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Flimsy Design

Best Uses

    Comments:

    After my first pair were exchanged because the body separated from the axle I tried a new pair. Big mistake, after maybe + - 200 miles these pedals started to squeak. At first I thought my bottom bracket was contaminated but after putting back the platform pedals the creaking stopped. I ride mostly on the road and some walking paths so there were no hard impacts or rough landings to cause the creaking.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good entry level pedals for a good price

    By Shmoo

    from Fairfax, VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dual Sided Entry
    • Reliable Entry/Exit
    • Adjustable
    • Increases Pedaling Efficiency

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I've used these for 2 years on my mtn bike. Through mud, grit, and whatever terrain I've been through, these have worked well. As an entry level pedal, it gets the job done. I'll keep using them until they go out, then upgrade to a nicer set. Lightweight isn't expected at this price, so I'm ok with that.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good beginner pedals

    By Flaco

    from Yonkers, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Platform
    • Reliable Entry/Exit
    • Adjustable
    • Dual Sided Entry
    • Increases Pedaling Efficiency

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Although not the lightest pedals, they are lighter than the stock platforms my bike came with. Clipping in and out worked as expected(no problems).I never "unclipped" by accident and I always felt secure in these pedals. They worked great until the right pedal body separated from the pedal spindle 9 miles from home!(Only three months old and about 250 miles).I never heard of this kind of failure so I guess it was a manufacturing defect. I brought them back to my LBS and they were replaced on the spot. Thank you Danny's Cycles [...]

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