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
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
Recommended to me and they work well
Have tried other pedals and these work well for me on the road. Use them loose rather than tight.
13 June 2015
Had these for about a year, even had them fitted to my road bike for a while, although they're slightly too big and heavy for this they worked a treat, but they are definitely at home on a mountain bike and I have had no problems with them!
11 June 2015
Good pedal for daily use
I really like these pedals. Easy to use, the mechanism works well!
04 June 2015
Very good design for either clip or any shoes. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is one of the screws was missing after about six months. Otherwise I am completely happy with them.
31 May 2015
Great on mountain bike
Great from the start on mountain bike as can use with ordinary shoes if required
31 May 2015
First cleat pedal
This is my first pedal ive used with cleats, great place to start as they give you the best of both worlds ...first time out 57 miles
22 May 2015
Very easy to fit, super easy to use. Gives more stability to just stand on pedals without being clipped in, but very easy to when required.
Very good product!
19 May 2015
Great option for learning
Bought these for my sons bik who wanted to start learning the wear cleats. Gives the option that he can still ride his bike in normal shoes but can then switch to having a go at cleats without constantly swapping his pedals
06 May 2015
Shimano M424 Pedals
I bought them for my new road bike. They are great with my cycling shoes but can be used with trainers as well. Great allrounder.
03 May 2015
When I had loosened the pedals the shoes were so easy to get in and have been really easy to get used to. Great product for clips ons.
25 April 2015
First clip in pedals
This purchase was my first go at pedals with cleats after many years of using standard pedals. Very well priced in comparison to other sites, and I searched a lot, and also arrived very quickly. The delivery could not be faulted with regular updates too.
Onto the pedals themselves and as I'm no expert I'll keep it basic. Very easy to fit the pedals and cleats and once fitted they were also very easy to use. Comfortable on the feet with or without (for short distance anyway) cleats. Seem pretty sturdy too. Very pleased.
24 April 2015
A good first experience SPD pedals
The first time I used these pedals I found them easy to use with only a couple of "help I can't get my foot out moments". You can use them without SPD shoes but only for short rides as you can feel the clip part in training shoes. But find for popping down the shops in normal shoes.
The amount of force you need to release can be altered with a simple screw but you need to do both the top and bottom clip to make either side of the pedal match otherwise you may find unclipping a bit more effort than expected. Overall cheap and very useable.
14 April 2015
Tough as nails.
This is the second set of these peddles I have had,the last pair lasted 5 years of abuse.The main mechanical part of the peddle is still going strong the bearings are still smooth but I managed to break the plastic part of the peddle after hitting it on a rock.For this price they are a no brainer.
21 February 2015
i have these on my commuting bike. great for general cycling without shoes and handy if you want to go for a longer spin with the shoes to train on a tough bike - makes going out on road bike easier after.
21 February 2015
Great for all round use
Great pedals when I'm riding by myself I clip in & when
With the kids I use normal shoes so if I have to stop quickly
There is no problems
20 February 2015
Very pleased with these pedals fitted to my MTB; adjusted to the slackest position they cleat in and out very easily.
Last year I fitted Shimano M324 pedals to my road bike and troubled by having to find the side needed when cleating in.
I wish now that both bikes had the M424.
17 February 2015
these are great spd pedals good addition to my bike
12 February 2015
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.