Shimano M540 SPD Pedals
Shimano M520 MTB SPD Pedals are an open design pedal at an economical price. The open binding mechanism is designed to better shed mud. Low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle.
I haven't used the xt pedals, but these are very close in weight and work perfectly for me. I like the all metal look.
So...I've been biking since is was like....5 years old and I am just trying the clip-in pedals. I know, I know...don't judge me...i'm lame. I am also very excited. I swapped out my mt. bike flat pedals over the weekend with my brand NEW Shimano SPD pedals and clipped in for the very 1st time. I was nervous and apprehensive but, I have to say, I love them so far. Price Point was great. they offered the pedals at a great price and they shipped wicked-fast. I can say right now,I'll be using this website a great deal in the future. Cheers- John Kirk Louisville, CO
I've been riding 540s for years. Great engagement, reliable and cheap. Only downside compared to XT or XTR is they weight slightly more.
I've been mountain biking for about 20+ years and up until a few years ago, I was riding flats. I bought these as my first pair of SPD pedals and they have been flawless. They are extremely durable and require practically zero maintenance. I highly recommend these pedals for someone looking to upgrade from flats and increase their speed and efficiency on the bike.