Shimano PD-M530 Pedals
Want to improve your control, stability and pedaling efficiency on the trail? The Shimano PD-M530 pedal is just the ticket. This dual-sided pedal has an ample platform, an open, mud-shedding design and adjustable retention, so you can click in and click out with confidence.
I love to use the Shimano PD-M530 in my Y-26 Trek mountain bike, because it gives me the flexibility to ride the bike with cleats on roads and when necessary to get muddy change to the other side. Really it is not a problem to flip the side to choose your shoe match for the ride. The only thing is that paint felts out on the flat side of the pedal. I give it a five because of the Two world it gives me.
I've had these pedals for coming on 3 and a half years now, and the first word that comes to mind when talking about them is "durable". Two seasons of XC racing, several park days, enduro racing, reckless and hooliganish trail-riding day in and day out, enough rock strikes to send a boutique flat pedal huddling in fear...these things just keep on going. The action on them isn't silky smooth, and they're not super-light, but they're a product that keeps working no matter what. Mud-shedding is decent, not great, not bad either. I live in so-cal so wet conditions aren't that common. The plat form on the pedal provides some good extra support while pedaling and in those hairball situations when you want to unclip a bit or can't quite find the cleat as you're zooming into a rock garden. Not in the same way as a proper DH clipless pedal does, but enough for your average bit of riding. These do cost a bit more than the standard, base-model shimano pedal, but based on my experience, I would say that these are well worth it.
These pedals are probably the best bang for the buck AM pedals around. Don't let the cheap price fool you, they have solid engagement in all conditions, spin smoothly, and just enough support to allow for more hike-a-bike friendly shoes.
Very sturdy pedal. Easy to set up. Will last long time. Cage has nice shape not as light as XTR but for the price you can't beat them.
My third set of pedals (first Shimano brand) and I was immediately impressed with how secure the contact felt with my shoe. I personally don't like a lot of float and these give a snappy response when clicking in and out. The extended platform is great for finding your way to the clip, giving some extra support on longer rides, and a solid design that stands up well to pedal strike.
I have these on three bikes and have been ridding them for a couple years. They are super tough and perform really well. You can loose some weight going to xt Xtr but with the money saved you could get carbon bars or seat post and maybe sabe more. Plus then you got two things in the mail and you are able to tell your wife you actually saved money . Worked for me ...
These are really nice, I bought them in white and they look sharp. These are my first pair of clip less peddles, but I have found them to work well. Being able to adjust them, is really nice being new to the whole clip less thing. Great pedals though and for that price to