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Shimano SPD-SL Road Bicycle Pedals - PD-R540

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  • Road bike pedal with large binding target that makes clipping in fast and easy
  • Made of aluminum and chrome; SPD-SL cleat type, with yellow 5deg float cleats included
  • Cleat-dependent float, wide pedal platform for foot-pedal stability, and low maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit
  • Large binding target for quick engagement and adjustable cleat tension with indicators; 11.6-ounce (330-gram) weight
  • Includes limited two-year manufacturer's warranty
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Product Description

This is an entry level SPD-SL road pedal, great for those still relatively new to road racing and recreational cycling because it offers excellent value.The wide pedal platform makes for brilliant foot/pedal stability, while the low profile platform with open design allows for easy access and cleat adjustments.This pedal also features a low maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit and is easy to clip into and release, giving it a stable fit but with maximum power transfer to the pedals.*Wider cleat and binding mechanism for better shoe/pedal contact than traditional SPD systems*Weight: 330 grams per pairPrice is per pair of pedals.

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  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004XG5XNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,134 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

I would highly recommend these pedals!
BobCat
I am very happy with these pedals, they look great, are of solid construction, are easy to get in and out of (important!)
Elisia Schrauth
Adjusting the tension on them is easy, as was installing the cleats with the included hardware.
Ross M. Garrison

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on July 23, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
I'll start off by stating that I am new to clipless pedals. I put these on my new road bike and have to say I am very impressed. When I got the bike I must have clipped in and out 100 times before I even ventured out with them and the payoff has been well worth it. Clipping in and out is a cinch. I like the SPD pedal as it had a relatively large area to clip in. Another interesting finding that these pedals weigh in at 330 grams. The Shimano Dura Ace SPD pedals that run near $300 weigh 278 grams. That is a 52 gram difference for almost $250 more money. That is 1.84 OUNCES. I am riding a $1700 bike not a $6000 bike so I can deal with an extra 1.84 ounces weight on my bike. I know it is not only about the weight but you get my point. That is why I think these pedals are the best bang for the buck as they are relatively inexpensive for what you get.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By F. Moreau on March 21, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I started cycling just a little over two years ago and over time I have progressed from platform pedals, to toe clips, and now to clip in pedals. I can say right from the start that I really like the feeling of being connected to the pedals on the upstroke and being able to power most of the way through the cycle. I could really hear the difference when I first put the pedals on the bike I use in my magnetic trainer. No matter how hard I tried to be smooth with platform pedals there was a definite pulsing in my pedal stroke. That seems to be greatly diminished with the use of these pedals telling me my pedal stroke is much smoother.

Having gotten used to these pedals while on a trainer and having used toe clips, I haven't had the misfortune of the sideways fall from forgetting to unclip.... yet, but in a sudden situation I can see it happening. In real life application they are very good and keep you feeling connected to the bike.

The only fault I could find with these pedals is their balance. When you unclip a foot to stop at a stop sign or traffic light the pedal takes an almost vertical nose up position making it a bit difficult to clip back in. The clips have no grip of their own so if you misalign them you have hard plastic shoe clip on the metal pedal surface and the strong likelihood that your foot will slip off trying to get started before you can get clipped in. If you are going to use these anyplace where you may have to frequently unclip it may be a good idea to pay a few extra dollars for pedals that balance level. Or maybe learn to do a strong one pedal acceleration and then clip in.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Lyon on July 22, 2008
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
For the money, I don't think you can do better. Easy in, easy out, really no trouble and just enough float. I like these and the look style is the easiest to learn for those new to clipless. Don't be scared. If you're ready for the switch to clipless this is a good pedal. You won't believe the difference in speed and power from your clips.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By C. Rollins on August 27, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I had been off of the bike for almost this entire millenia. 20 years ago, when I was riding fairly seriously, I always thought about upgrading to some clipless pedals, but I just never did. Upon a recommendation from my local bike shop, I placed these on my 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix, added some new Specialized Sport Road shoes, and away I am going. The pedals hold my feet in very nicely, allowing a little bit of play as I'd like, and I did not have to mess with the tension adjustment - I was able to unclip with the normal rotation of the foot. Why anyone would pay so much more for other types of pedals is beyond me. Yes, they are pretty large, so they may add an extra microgram to your total weight, but seriously folks, us common riders can't possibly tell!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By sheenapunk on September 12, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
It is a pair of shimano road clipless pedal, comes with a pair of cleats. Works great, looks and feels well built.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By DJH on August 28, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
These are pretty much the standard shimano road platform pedals. About the best value you can find for road pedals, without going into no-name brand pedals. If you can afford the extra $20, I would definitely advise upgrading to a least 105 pedals, though. Small things like a plastic bumper plate and bad bearings make these base level pedals a little disappointing compared to 105, ultegra, and dura ace(but still the best you can do for road pedals for the price)

Pro's:
-large platform to the pedal --> no hot spots
-Distinct "click" sound when you enter or exit
-Pedals are nearly bomb-proof (aside from bumper plate)
-Tension is strong enough to hold feet in during hard sprints, and can adjust higher
-INEXPENSIVE!

Con's:
-Bearings are a little stiff, which means the pedal isn't ALWAYS positioned right to click in
-plastic bumper plate on the pedal gets scuffed and damaged easily
-Cleats wear quickly if you walk on any kind of gravel etc.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By CAA on June 7, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I commute by bike a few miles most days, and I race a few local tris in the summer. But I would rate myself as only casually competitive or gear-savvy. So with those caveats, I'd say this is a perfectly adequate product. All I wanted was a pair of the Shimano spd-SL style pedals, cheap. I found this model used, so I jumped on it. Shimano probably makes this style lighter and with other float angles, but I'm just not that picky. I was using the regular spd-style (the little round metal cleats) and I wanted to switch because the spd-sl cleats have three rubber contact points when you walk in your bike shoes. Now I can make it from the bike racks to the gym door without a slip and fall. Also the pedal has a lot more contact area for when I'm riding without bike shoes.
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