Shimano M520 MTB SPD PedalsOff-Road Sport Pedal
Shimano M520 MTB SPD Pedals are an open design pedals at an economical price. The open binding mechanism is designed to better shed mud. Low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle.
Seems like a great pedal for the money, but I have two sets and one had to be returned only after a few hundred miles one developed an annoying tick that got louder and more frequent. They were replaced on warranty, but the replacement and other set occasionally tick sometimes...
For the price, you cannot beat this pedal. I have ridden several models (Time Atac, WTB Stealth, Speedplay Frog) and these are my favorites. Not only do they hold up well, require no maintenance, look great, have easy (adjustable) entry and exit; but they cost so little I can readily outfit all my bikes with them, and have no problem replacing when needed. With both the Time and Frog pedals I was constantly falling over from not being able to get out of the pedals. With the WTB's I was constantly coming out when I didn't want to (they were too easy to exit), but with these, I have found the perfect balance. I highly recommend them!
These pedals actually allow me to alter gravity to the point where I can climb hills like an antelope. I am now sure-footed and faster than anyone else in the woods for 25 miles around. The bearings in my old pedals were turning to a fine, powdery dust with each successive ride, so it was time for an upgrade. They were an older version of the same model, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Seriously love them and I recommend them highly. Plus, they arrived with brand new cleats, so you get to upgrade both pedals AND cleats for slightly more than the cost of new cleats. WHAT A DEAL!!! BUY A SET, TA-DAY!!!! :-)
So you can buy some cleats for $20 or new pedals with cleats for $35...These things are ridiculously cheap for what you get--a quality pedal that engages/releases reliably and will never leave you stuck mid ride from bad bearings or broken bits. Can't say that about crank bros. After a year or two they sometimes start to squeak. Easy fix--pull the spindle out, clean out the old grease, put in a ton of new grease, re-install. Done. These are great.
I have been riding these for about 3 years, along with a pair of XT pedals which have a slightly larger platform. These M520's are a solid, durable, nicely-weighted choice. I have never had a single problem with these pedals and would highly recommend them. I have used these mainly Cross-Country but also doing some downhill in Northern California. Great price for a super solid pedal.
I buy these pedals exclusively. They work great and if one gets mangled on a rock or something, cheap enough to replace without worry.
I got these pedals mid summer 2013 and they have been nothing but great. Easy clip in/out. Smooth pedal action. A very solid feeling platform. Plus, they are a great buy for the price.
I've had these for almost a year now and never had an issue. Priced very well and so far they've held up great. I'd buy again.
Got these to start riding clipless and I couldnt be happier. The higher level ones might be lighter or possibly last longer but I have been riding these on trails for a year and have zero complaints. The have adjustable tension and are easy to get into and out of. They also have a hex hole on the end of the axle so if you dont have a pedal wrench you can still install them.
I have XTR pedals and XT pedals on my high dollar carbon bikes. Thought I would try some M520 pedals on some of my older cheaper bikes. Other than the expected weight difference, the performance is the same at a fraction of the price. what a deal!
These are strong well built pedals. I decided I like platform better for my riding, but I can't say anything bad about these pedals, they clip in very securely and for the most part release when they are supposed to.
Great bang for the buck. Durable
I've had the same type of pedal for around 5 years. Some years I ride a lot some others not that much but I've always used these pedals. Now I need to replace them but they are a good choice if you are looking for SPD pedals that are durable and cheap.
Just tried these pedals for the first time today. Worked like a charm ! I used Shimano SH56 cleats with them and had no problems clipping in or out . Great pedal and a great price !
Have these pedals since 2010...very reliable. Got a new pair last year, and getting this pair now, they are on sale you know!?. May new Motobecane Phantom will marry these pedals, no doubt. Best clipless so far at a great price.
Been using these pedals on all three of my MTBs. Great pedals, never fail, secure clip in, but release exactly as I set them to do. If you're concerned with a few grams, spend 10 times the money and get the XTRs. If you want solid performing, quality pedals at a great price, these are the pedals you want.
I have these on my single speed commuter bike. they're great for the money.