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 what I needed
I had Shimano SPD pedals back in the 90's and early 2000's when I was mountain biking, but then didn't ride for many years. I'm now commuting by bike and I had old-fashioned toe clips on. I couldn't take it and had to have my SPDs back. These are great because I can ride without my cycling shoes. These seem very durable (Shimano quality) and the relatively broad platform feels good and makes my control of the pedals seems stronger. Though I don't use regular shoes often at all with these, I think I'd still choose them over ones without the additional cage.
10 July 2016
I was worried this pedal would not work with my shoe as the cleats are a bit big. But i am able to get in and out quickly and with little effort.
Great product and great price.
23 June 2016
Great on my MTB and Cyclo- cross bike - a bit more supportive than your normal minimalist SPD type pedals and great if you want to pop out on your bike with normal shoes on.
Usual great Shimano quality.
17 June 2016
Good value for money pedal
First time with clip in pedals and | am converted.
These are good, easy to use and clip in & out is not a problem. Riding without being clipped in is also reasonably comfortable.
14 June 2016
Cheap SPD pedal with cage
The cheapest SPD pedal I could find that had a cage, use it on my commuter. This way I can still ride the bike when I don't have cycling shoes. Works as well as any Shimano SPD pedal.
13 June 2016
Easy to install and use
I bought these pedals for my wife, who is new to cycling and wanted a pedal that was easy to clip in and out of. The pedals look neat, giving confidence to the user, the installation and adjustment was simple enough, although the tension marker is not simple to find or understand. However, my wife got the hang of clipping in and out immediately and really enjoyed the security of the pedal in use.
20 May 2016
I have used this model of pedal for more than 5 years and when it came to replace them I bought the exact same pair. I like the edge around the pedal it feels like a flattie but with the added bonus of being a clip in. For the price these are fantastic value and would recommend these without any hesitation.
29 April 2016
Good pedal at the right price
Used these since last december. Mainly with SPD cleats but occasionally without, copes with both
20 March 2016
I use my old mountain bike to go for rides with my son with the tag along attached so I thought 'normal' pedals would be handy, but wanted the option of SPD as well for those times when I was child-free. I have traditional SPDs on my other bike.
These are useless when wearing normal shoes; the clip bit protrudes above the cage of the pedal so my foot doesn't make contact with any of the pedal. And they're really clunky and fit badly with my SPD shoes. So they do neither job well at all.
I'd recommend getting either a normal pedal or a normal SPD, not these horrible mixtures.
16 March 2016
A good sturdy pedal at a good price
If you are looking for a good trail riding MTB pedal that will not break the bank, then this is it. it's good for clip-in SPD or even if you want to wear flats while out riding. the only issue may be if you are wearing clips and want to ride without using them as these pedals are double sided. that said they are brilliant for what they do.
They are durable and great quality.
23 February 2016
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
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.