Shimano M545 MTB SPD PedalsOff-Road Sport Pedals
Shimano M545 MTB SPD Pedals feature a large alloy cage to accommodate non-cleated shoes. Replaceable outer cage assembly with a sealed, ball-bearing design. Dual-sided (30-degree pop-up) clipless engagement bindings. Adjustable cleat tension (uses SH51/SH52/SH55 cleats).
I have had these pedals for 5-6 years of riding now. From XC racing in New York, to downhill riding at Mountain Creek Bike Park, and all the way down to the sandy red dirt trails of oklahoma, these pedals are still perfect. Have not had any bearing problems. Have not had to adjust the tension of the system. And the cage is still 100% even with all the things they have banged into. Yes they are on the heavy side but in my opinion its worth the weight with the metal cage and shimano's reliability. I feel these are the best clipless pedals on the market
I bought these pedals for my all mtn bike, and they were the first clipless pedals i tried. I like the support from the outside cage. Just so everybody knows, you cannot ride these pedals on flats on the trails. It's plain dangerous. That's kinda why I chose these, but I've just been riding them clipless. Bearing quality is good, but the cage gets banged up on rocks pretty easily. Shimano makes a composite version which would address that problem.
I like the way these ride but I have broken the pin holding the cage to the pedals twice. I have since switched to the SLX and Xtr trail pedal and love them.
This pedal replaced a crank brothers mallet pedal and I like this one more. The crank brothers pedal had too much lateral play for me. I can wear anything from sandals to tennis shoes when I dont feel like being clipped in and I don't have a problem. for technical downhill I like to stay unclipped and this pedal allows me to do that comfortably