They do everything I wanted them for
Wanted the cheapest SPDs I could get with a platform, but didn't really want to buy anything other than Shimano (just for piece of mind in terms of quality - have heard mixed things about other bargain brands).
I wanted to be able to use my mountain bike for both longer distance cross country clipped in, and a quick spin down to the shops without needing to change my shoes and/or my pedals. These pedals do everything I wanted, happy with my choice.
Two (really minor) gripes - When in casual shoes, the binding can be felt through my shoe, and the pedal is a bit narrower than I would have ideally liked. Both would be a consideration if I was intending to ride in plain shoes over longer distances, but I'm never going for more than a few kms, so no biggie.
Moving from M520s to these, the platform actually has a really nice feel when clipped in too, which I wasn't expecting. These feel a bit more more secure, it's easy to keep pedaling if you are clipped out, and I get the feeling that they might not be as fatiguing as my old pedals - haven't been on a long enough ride to tell for sure though.
15 July 2010
Decent start to the world of SPD
Decent start to the world of SPD - not too heavy either. Versatile with the platform too, easy to jump on the bike for a quick trip to the shops.
As always great value from wiggle too.
12 July 2010
Great Dual Purpose SPD's
This is the perfect pedal for me. Versatile enough to clip in for proper road use and a stint on the single tracks whilst easy enough to hop on in trainers for a quick trip to the shops.
10 July 2010
My first set of clipless pedals. Found them easy to install and very easy to use. are also comfortable and easy to use as flats on short journeys
09 July 2010
These pedals were bought mainly as clip in pedals but with the added advantage of being able to use trainers for a short ride. They serve their purpose very well in both of these. Comfortable and easy to use.
28 June 2010
A great buy!!
These pedals are perfect for how I use my off-road bike. I can hop on it with my trainers for a trip up to the shops or clip in for something more serious. They are comfortable for both uses and seem to be pretty bomb proof.
28 June 2010
As with any compromise you can't always get the best of both worlds. I was looking for a pedal that could be used with or without cleats on my touring bike. They are not quite big enough to feel like standard flat pedals and are not quite so easy to clip into.
Having said that they do exactly what I need and the cleat bindings are very adjustable. The price is also great.
28 June 2010
I desperately wanted to try clipless pedals but wanted the option of using normal shoes as well. This is primarily because I occasionally attach a child seat to my bike and was scared of forgetting to unclip with a baby on the back.
Of course their not as good as normal flats as the clip does push into your foot slightly when using trainers but you get used to it and I have riden many miles with trainers on.
As a beginner to the realm of clipless I also like the fact that if you don't manage to clip in straight away you can still ride fairly easily.
25 March 2010
First set of SPD
I recently made the decision to step up to SPD pedals after a long time on flats. However as I can only afford to run one bike I needed pedals that couldbe used on flats for my short (2 mile) commute to work.
After looking around on the web I decided on these, as the resin cage is supposed to be better when hit that the metal ones.
They are very esy to fit, and to adjust, ( as a starter I slacked off all the springs to let me get out really easily).
With normal shoes on they are still out comfortable, but you can feel the clip under your foot. They are fine for shorts rides to shops or for short commutes.
With cleated shoes these feel great. I have found that I can put power down better, I get power on the upstroke, without even thinking about it. I am finding the fact that my feet don;t slip of the pedals has increased confidence dramatically, and given a real boost to my bike control and enjoyment.
The only down side is the the resin cage has taken a little bit of a beating as I have learnt to clip in, but it is mainly cosmetic.
07 September 2009
Great way to get kids in to cleats
My Twins wanted clip in shoes after some searching found these just the job with the multi exit cleats supplied they jumped on the bike clipped in and have never looked back. far better than trying with toe clips.
08 February 2016
pub run or club run good to go.
Whether out with the kids or on a local trip or a more serious clipped in ride, these shimano M424's will do the job. Nowt fancy just good and solid for the price.
07 February 2016
Brilliant.Return to Shimano
Put on new(not the best idea) to ride The Old Ghost Trail,west coast,South Island,New Zealand.If you can,DO THIS RIDE.My previous Candys(brought to utilize their greater float)died FAR TOO easy and no better at sheading dirt.Time pedals previous did OK but SHIMANO are toughest and last.
13 January 2016
Perfect for my purpose
I'm not a hard out mountain biker, I tend to do more road riding and I found that my feet got quite sore with the lighter weight pedals so wanted some with greater support and also the flexibility to ride with normal shoes. These are just what I needed.
05 January 2016
Bought these to fit to a low budget MTB bike when weather is too bad for road biking.
Not use to being clipped in over rough ground so take some getting used to. Set on loosest fitting. Early days yet but so far so good.
29 December 2015
Bought these for my "second" bike to use during the winter commute. I use similar kit on my road bike and wanted the option of continuing to use my cycling shoes. With these pedals I can do that - although they are a bit bulkier, essentially the mechanism of the pedal is identical. I've used these now for weeks and am quite happy. The added advantage of this pedal is the ability to use the bike without the need for cycling shoes - a definite advantage.
24 December 2015
Great all-round MTB pedal
Well made, great to use. Clip in or wear trainers - just the job.
22 December 2015
Quick and easy to fit
This is my second set of M424 pedals. This time replaced strapless toeclips on my tandem (front), they are much easier and quicker to pick up when setting off.
26 November 2015
Handy pedals for the daily commute
I bought these pedals because I wanted some that I could use with trainers as well as my mtb spd shoes for that odd occasion when you just want to pop down the shop or some other short ride. They are not quite what I expected, as I thought that the cleat mechanism would pivot within the outer pedal leaving you a flat surface to use when wearing trainers, this is not the case. Having said that they are much more comfortable than a normal mtb spd pedal when wearing normal shoes. In conclusion they just about fit the purpose that I purchased them for.
19 November 2015
im very happy with this pedals
This pedals are easy to click on and off.
they look very nice at the bicycle. you dont meed to click on your feets you can cykle with just the front of it.
16 November 2015
For the price is a great pedal. I use it on a road bike so I can walk comfortably in the mtb shoes. The plastic rim makes the pedal easy to use with ordinary shoes also.
14 November 2015
de här pedalerna är bra för att man behöver inte äns clicka i de är lätta och justerbara, de är dessutom lätta att clicka i och ur.
14 November 2015
good sturdy pedal
I have had these pedals on my hybrid bike for over a year now and still look good
29 October 2015
Okay, but not great
I find them awkward to use without spds on.I would go for flip/flop style spds instead, one side cleat one side flat pedal.
29 September 2015
Easy to use and feel secure
Fitting these to my bike was easy. They provide a secure platform and providing you set at a low tension getting the shoe clips in and out is safe and quick.
27 September 2015
Excellent value for money
I usually use XT spd's but fancied something I could unclip from and still have a usable platform after a few spills, needed these just to build the confidence back up again and they did that really well without breaking the bank.
No where near the build quality of XT but a really good pedal and at this price fantastic, great idea to be able to swap over between these and the XT's if I think things could be sketchy.
Not the most positive of entires and I have pulled out from them on one or two occasions, the tension adjustment will probably need a tweak.
27 September 2015
Nice starter clipless pedal
Have had these a few weeks now and I'm not disappointed.
I can use these with standard shoes (although they're slightly slippery) as well as my regular cycling shoes. Also being double sided does help being new to the whole clipless system.
31 August 2015
JUST THE JOB
Cost effective solution for multi purpose bike.
Allows me to use normal trainers or mountain SPD shoes with my bike.
10 August 2015
basic robust pedal for commuting and off road
at this price not much comes close for commuting and some off road use. the axles are top notch and easy to maintain if thats your passion, though for this price you can easily just buy another pair. foot platform is excellent, polymer cage is robust and stiff. cleat system is easy to engage. a no brainer
14 July 2015
loose and smooth!!
Lovely pedal little friction and cleats remove easily.
01 July 2015
Does exactly what it says on the tin
Great pedal simple to use and install excellent item
22 June 2015
In short, I believe you can. (I mounted the shimano cleats on both my mtb shoes and road bike shoes).
I don't have experience with this pedal with the "other" cycling pedals and various options, such as most of the shoes/systems in the picture I attached, but I can use my race bike shoes and mtb shoes on this pedal.
Cycling with normal shoes is also possible which made me decide to mount this pedal.
Let me know if this helps! (you can also send wiggle support an email and just ask them ofcourse).
The SPD binding is described as 'pop-up' so I assume it can be used with recessed cleats as the binding will stand proud of the cage/platform on the pedal but then pushes down into the platform if used with normal flat shoes. Is this correct?
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i bought multi release and standard and went with the standard release. I am a novice aswell, i just set the release setting low so i can get out easy. they are fine and means you wont accidentally come out if jumping etc
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I also have dhb shoes and am a cleat "novice", bought the M424 pedals and they are great so far. Would have thought standard release would suit you best initially. Only thing I would say is make sure you slacken off the bindings significantly before you try locking-in otherwise you might struggle to unlock (I had to take my foot out of the shoe still attached to the pedal...)
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Hi, any MTB specific pedal should work with your shoes. I would recommend the M520 pedals if you can stretch your budget, as the release is adjustable. I think standard release is fine, just make sure you practice engaging and disengaging a few times on a nice quiet road before you head for the hills!
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Yes these pedals and cleats will fit your shoes. You should probably use multi release, which allow you to unclip from the pedals by twisting your ankle in either direction rather than straight outwards. Pedals are supplied with cleats so you don't have to purchase cleats separately from the pedals. The cleats supplied are standard release though, either way the cleats will take a little getting used to so try the standard release first before you decide if you want to change to Multi release.
The shimano website specifies the SM-PD40 reflector set, which does not appear to be available separately?... http://www.shimano.com.au/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Pedals/SM-PD40/SI-PD40C-ENG_v1_m56577569830606548.pdf
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These pedals don't come with any reflectors as standard. Usually the shoes that you buy to go with such pedals; e.g. Shimano M077 SPD MTB Shoes, are adorned with reflective detailing. I understand you are after explicit reflector sets though and it seems there are suppliers out there in Europe if you can find them (look up Shimano 520 SPD reflectors, they *may* be compatible, Germany seems to be a key place to purchase these items from). Good luck and happy trails!
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If you can't find reflectors for them then have a look at your cranks. If they're got square edges then buy some reflective tape and use a craft knife to cut it to fit. I used a white 3M A4 sheet bought from Wiggle and the result was very fine: the movement of the cranks really made the bike stand out, so it captured the best feature of the pedal reflectors.
As a newcomer to clipless pedals, I'd rather have multi-release cleats. Can I choose for M424 pedals to be supplied with these, or do they always come with single-release cleats; i.e. do I have to buy extra cleats?
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The cleats are included, it states it on the pedals page. I didn't notice this so I bought some cleats aswell and was a bit miffed when they arrived with the cleats inluded. I should have read the page properly.