Solid pedals at a great price. Iï¿½ve got bikes running these and another with the XTï¿½s which are quite a bit more expensive and only a handful of grams lighter. I have no need to buy a weight savings so little when really a couple of rides and a couple fewer beers will be a cheaper and easier way to lose those grams. In practice I cannot tell any difference and have since bought more of these 520s when needing to add pedals to the quiver.
The Shimano PD-M520 pedals are an awesome and affordable gravel pedal. The pedal is very well made and I have never had an issue or problem with them. Maintenance and service is easily done. I find these pedals just as good as the higher end XT/XTR pedals. Very please with this purchase.
I bought these to save my Garmin power pedals from indoor training where I have power through the smart trainer. I enjoy the dual sided SPD and am considering converting my Vector 3's (Look) to Rally XC bodies (SPD) for the future. Paired these with a pair of fizik shoes. Very happy with the results.
I bought this as an entry level clipless pedal, and felt the value was good. After riding it around the block a few times, I really liked it. However, when I rode it to work, my toes would go numb. I tried adjusting cleat position and seat height to no avail. This could because of my casual cycling shoes (Shimano CT5) I was using did not have a stiff enough bottom, rather than the pedal's fault, but needless to say, I stopped using both of them.
My only complaint about this product is that it's impossible to return because the clips and pedals will never be like new after first use. I would have returned them, but it's honestly just the nature of the product. You can't return it.
Super basic, super indestructible, super heavy. If you need a simple SPD pedal that will last you possibly forever, this is the product for you.
For a bottom of the barrel pedal in this range, they sure do work great. Yeah they might be a few grams heavier than their more expensive counterparts, but when your CX bike is covered in mud, grams don't matter anymore. Clip in and out each time, no binding, no issues. Adjustable tension too!
These are my first clipless pedals for my mountain bike. They work great on the rail trails I ride most of the time. I have been using clipless on my road bike for years. It's great to be using clipless on both road and gravel.
These are extremely high quality pedal. They were easy to install and have made a huge difference in my ride. Well worth the money.
the pedals work great, and are super affordable. Probably will last a lifetime too because Shimano.
Excellent value and great performance. Bought these for my wife as her first clip pedals. They work great and are very easy to use. Seem rugged and dependable.
First time clipless rider following many decades of toe clips . Easy to install. East to adjust tension of release mechanism. Apprehension abated.
I've not used this type pedal before but I really love them. I'm use to the Look type pedal. These SPD's are very easy to clip in and out of, light weight, and float is keen. Highly recommend these.
Shimano Pedal Dynamics (SPD) are the pedals I used when I went clipless 15 years ago. I wore out 3 set of SPD's, never found a rebuild kit. 10 years ago I switched to Crank Bros Eggbeaters and Candy, for which I have rebuild kits ($10) and rebuilt 1 set. Cleats wear out before the pedal bearings. I remember a few episodes of SPD's jamming on engagement/disengagement. Scary when the pedal won't let go of your foot. Crank Bros are rebuild-able and smoother engage/disengage.