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Shimano A530 SPD Pedals


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    Your most versatile accessory.

    Changing pedals is a task even the most diehard mechanic dislikes. Clockwise, counterclockwise, right thread, left thread — do any of us ever get it right the first time? For this reason the Shimano A530 SPD Pedals may just become your pedal of choice.

    While most pedals feature either a one-sided design (road) or a two-sided (mountain) interface, the A530 takes the SPD and mates it to a platform for an all-in-one package. Now you’re able to ride the trails to work and then put on your boots for a night on the town when the clock is punched. With steel spindles and sealed-cartridge bearings, they are built to last. The platform is an ovalized, oversized aluminum plate that works with any shoe. The cleat side is Shimano’s tried-and-true SPD, and a set of cleats is included to get you rolling right out of the box.

    • Steel spindle
    • Sealed cartridge
    • Shimano SPD cleat compatible (2-hole)
    • Item #SHI0662

    Tech Specs

    [spindle] chromolly steel, [platform] aluminum
    Pedal Wrench Type
    8 mm
    Claimed Weight
    383 g
    Recommended Use
    commuting, road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Great commuter pedals

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have these on my commuter/ bike packing bike and I like them, I wish the flat side had a bit more grip but they are great for what I use them for. Mostly commuting. When I do clip in they are easy and solid.

    They Work Well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Very happy with these pedals. I realize they're a compromise -- big and clunky as clipless pedals, and not big enough to be good flat pedals. But for me they serve the perfect purpose. I can ride clipped in with SPD shoes, or I can use the platform side in casual shoes. It does take some getting used to using these pedals as platform pedals because they're smaller than a normal platform, but you adjust. I imagine if someone were thrashing out in the woods, jumping and bunny-hopping, they might be less-than-perfect. For normal bike path riding they are fine.

    I have not experienced problems with unclipping too easily. In fact, at the pedals' lowest tension setting, I still have to make a deliberate heel-out movement to unclip.

    I'm pleased with this purchase as the pedals work well and exactly meet my needs.


      It's convenient to have both options obviously. They are however not created equal. I can't really manage to bunny hop as my feet just slip off with the flats. I still really like being able to have a platform when I'm not clipped in or not wearing cleated shoes.

      Second Pair

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I am an avid mountain biker and am replacing my original pair after 7ish years of use. I love these pedals. The clips are perfect (never have had any issues). My only knock is that as flats they are pretty slippery. However, i usually ride clipped in except for pretty technical smaller sections so it is great for that quick switch.

      Too much compromise

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These could be perfect for someone, but I would just switch between flats and clips if you're so inclined. In addition to feeling sorta clunky, they aren't good flats nor are they good clips. As flats, the surface area is too small and they are slippery. As clips, they feel huge and awkward to me.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      these are awesome. its nice to have the option between clipping in or just cruising around town with regular pedals :) they can be a little slick depending on what shoes you wear, but not enough to bother me.

      2nd set of these pedals

        I just read Jason M's review about the left pedal clicking. I replaced my previous set of the same pedals because the left pedal was clicking also. At first I thought it was my bike but I put them on another bike and the same left pedal clicking occurred. I decided to try a new set and see how they work in hopes that the problem had been addressed because the old pedals were about 3 years old. The new set seems to work fine but I will reserve my final review for a few more weeks because the clicking on the last set.

        Left Pedal Clicking Defective Product

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Buyers beware. There is a well known manufacturing defect that is plaguing these pedals. The left pedal will click with every crank- and I mean every. You'll also feel the cleat "pop" on the ball of your foot. I'm on my second set of these and the problem persists. I took it to my local bike shop and they couldn't troubleshoot the problem either even after servicing and trying different shoes and cleats.

        Newby to flip pedals

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Easy installation, easy to ride with. Both platform and clips performed as they should. Platforms big enough to grip street shoes and easy to find when at stops. Clips ins without a snag.

        great for cruising around

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I use these on a commuter bike and they are perfect. Well made, sturdy and good looking enough. They work with SPD MTB cleats. I have not had any problems with them being too slick. I wouldn't use these for anything other than cruising around town but they are worth the price and I have no complaints.

        Shallow lean angle. Pedal strike risk.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I like this pedal, but have become increasingly concerned about how shallow a cornering angle causes a pedal strike. I provide a picture example and compare them to a 37 degree lean offered by speedplay zeros. I never strike my speedplays nor even the mtb variant the M530. I struck this pedal 3x the first week I had it mounted on my 2017 Specialized Diverge DSW. The angle shown in the picture is not very radical for even moderately aggressive riding, or more concerning, emergency maneuvers in traffic around cars and pedestrians. In my case, the angle is likely somewhat shallower than on a more typical road bike: The Diverge has a lowered BB and my crank is also the longest size, 175mm. If you buy this pedal, test the roll angle for yourself and see if you can keep the bike more upright in all circumstances.

        If the angle works for you, then:

        Pros: Both sides of the pedal do their cleated/street shoe job fairly well.

        the larger surface area of the street shoe cage seems to spread force

        across the lugs and soul of the clipped shoe, yielding seemingly better power transfer.


        Clipping in on the one cleated side can be tricky in traffic

        Shoe lug contact with street shoe side creates traction that may keep your foot from return to a more neutral position on the next stroke.

        Advise avoiding use on bikes with lowered BBs and long cranks. It seems that any design that could support the flip function would have this same problem.

        These are well made. Generally work well and look good, but you have to consider whether the lean angle would for your bike.

        Shallow lean angle. Pedal strike risk.

        Great for dual duty

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        For someone who uses their road bike for fitness and commuting around town these are great. Convenient for use with sneakers or clip in shoes.

        Griptape on platform solves everything

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I see lots of people complaining that the platform is slick. Pretty simple solution; buy griptape, cut it into strips, and stick it on the platform.

        Great Pedal for the Price

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I was looking for a universal pedal... sometimes I like being clipped other times no. This pedal works for me. I'm a casual biker and it works great!!

        Good pedals for short rides

          It doesn't provide the traction for hard trails, and it's not that quick to select the side of the pedal you want to use. Great if you use it to commute. Don't take this to a race!

          Great pedals

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I use the Shimano A530 SPD pedals on my mountain bike and they work great. There is an adjustment bolt on the clip to make it easy to get out of the pedal before you crash.

          Are these pedals compatible with Diadora Tornado Shoes?


          Hey Barbara - These pedals are 2-hole SPD cleat compatible and the Diadora Tornado Shoes require 3-hole road compatibility. Answer is no unfortunately. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

          - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

          Are these compatible with the Women's Manta Giro Shoe? Looking for a versatile shoe/pedal/cleat combination for touring & commuting.

          Are these compatible with the Mavic Alpine...

          Are these compatible with the Mavic Alpine bike shoe? Item # MAV0209