Proven by the masses.
Unless your daily bread depends on your race resume, or you just won the lottery, saving money in areas where it doesn’t compromise performance is just a smart choice. The Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals include many of the same features of the XTR pedals at a fraction of the cost.
The open binding of the PD-M540 Pedals means you’ll never fumble to clip in no matter how tumultuous the terrain. The dual-sided design further facilitates entry. Additionally, it allows the pedals to remain mud-free for consistent performance. The spindles are durable chromoly and the bearings are sealed to further dependability. The cleat design of the PD-M540 recesses the cleat into your shoe so that if your shoes have a tread, the cleat sits flush and makes walking easy. They are ideal for both trail riding and commuting.
- Chromoly spindle, sealed bearings
- 2-hole cleat design
- Item #SHI0096
What do you think about this product?
October 20, 2016
Good SPD Pedal. Not super light. Not a super wide platform (power transfer). However, it clips and it will run forever.
August 26, 2016
Good solid pedal
I've been commuting with this pedal all summer. Haven't had any issues. Solid built and up to any task. Being able to clip in on both sides is a bonus when starting out from a stop light in traffic.
February 24, 2016
Everything I Wanted
I got a pair of these last summer after my Crankbrothers Candy 2's were destroyed after 1 season. I remembered using SPD's in the past while road riding and thought these would give me what I was looking for: something more durable that gave a more affirmative click when stepped into. At a great price, these delivered. I'll be sticking with Shimano pedals from now on.
October 29, 2015
Finally going clipless
Put these on my MTB a month ago and will never go back to flats. Nice adjustability to make getting in and out easy.
September 7, 2015
Durable and dependable!
These are the prime choice for commuters looking for a clipless pedal system. Tightness is very easy to adjust, and they require practically zero maintenance.
August 4, 2015
Good enough for Jonathon Page...
I recall reading a few years ago that Jon Page was using these when Shimano updated the XTR pedal. If they're good enough for him they're good enough for most of us. I use them in all situations and, as far as function goes, they're hard to distinguish from XTR.
July 27, 2015
Shimano Pedals, enough said
Duel sided entry, improved mud clearance, adjustable spring tension, all metal.... lasts forever! I do ride nicer Shimano pedals on my mountain bike, but the ol commuter bike gets these budget baller pedals.
October 24, 2014
Inexpensive and Effective
Great option for a quality pedal at a fraction of the price of others. Use them as a go to for demo mountain bikes and my commuter. They're Shimano, so I bet they last for years!
August 19, 2014
Great for beginners!
I always show these pair of pedals to people getting into clipless. They are great on the road and mountain. Very forgiving, so it is easy to pull out when learning how to stop at lights & signs. Also great for mountain biking when learning how to go over features. I use these pedals for CX and mountain and love them. Make sure that your road shoes allow for a moutain bike cleat if you decide to go with this route.
December 8, 2013
Great Beginner Pedals
These pedals are great for first time clipless pedal users on road bikes and mountain bikes. These were the first pair of clipless pedals I bought, and they served me well as I got used to clipping in. The two-sided clip in and adjustable tension made them great for getting used to the clipping in process, although you definitely lose some stiffness compared to 3-hole pedals. They were really easy to install which is a bonus for beginners. Just don't forget to buy some grease if you're new to this! Overall, great pair of pedals for beginners, commuters, or anyone looking for a cheap, reliable product.
December 7, 2013
Great pedal, right price
I ride New England single track which means it's nasty rocky roots boneyardy stuff and as much as you want to not dab, you do from time to time. Nothing is smooth, mud abounds. I ride in the winter too, with snow, mud, snowmud, and other unknown trail hazards. These pedals are great. You get a very solid SPD-like oh-yeah-it's-clipped-in feel to them, but they clear nicely. I find the tension "just right" (right out of the box) to keep me positively locked in while still having the option to dab when I need to. Weight is pretty decent--though since I have a full squish bike I ain't exactly counting grams. Price is great too. Have no fear: buy these pedals and don't bother looking back.
November 23, 2013
PD - M540
Worth it. Especially when on sale. Easy to disassemble and re-grease the spindle and spindle bearings. Lasts a long time too.
August 5, 2013
A main stay for my mountain biking equipment. Have used this model pedal for several years and will probably use it for the rest of my life. Very reliable and durable.
July 30, 2013
Okay Shimano makes a solid pedal, and these will definitely get you through a few seasons. If you have knee problems these may not be a super choice. SPD pedals have about a 5 degree float meaning you can move your foot in the pedals about 5 degrees either way. In other words, you are LOCKED into these things. Other pedals (ATACS) have a 20+ degree float so you can move your foot around a bit more and give your knees/ankles a bit or wiggle room.
March 10, 2013
March 10, 2013
COST EFFECTIVE, HARD WORKING, STURDY
I use these on my Hardtail for intermediate trail and single track riding. I love them! Inexpensive yet well designed. THey hold fast to your shoes but are also easy to break free of in a wreck. And I've had plenty! All and all a great buy!
March 10, 2013
Trough Thick Thin and Mud
January 21, 2013
Great Value Pedals
Shimano SPD style pedals have been around for years and there are a dozen different copied designs because it works so well. Not particularly light pedals, but 1/2 the price of XT pedals and 1/3 the price of XTR. Best value for your money in terms of mountain pedals, in my opinion. Double sided, with spring tension adjustments
March 1, 2011
upgraded my indoor trainer
Not much to report on these b/c all I did with them is install them on my Lemond RevMaster (indoor spin bike) which came with the old school cages. I wanted a better upstroke w/o having to crush my foot in the cages to get it. Since these clipless pedals are not being exposed to the elements and the challenges of 'real' mt biking they'll probably last forever. :)
March 1, 2010
These were my first clipless pedals on my FSR, and from day one the easiest starter set to use for a novice. I am on my second pair now and still prefer them to many similarly priced competitors These are currently on the Bianchi c2c in my profile pic, as I prefer them over them over my Ultegras. The tension is easily dialed in and I very rarely suffer from clipping out. Good pedal for a beginner to learn to use. Highly reccomend!!!
November 23, 2015
I have these cleats on both my road and commuter bikes. No qualms with them but I'm now wanting to buy some toe covers for them as you know, cold tootsies in the winter and all that. Are there any toe covers, or even shoe covers, that are recommended to go with these? The ones I keep coming across need the road cleat on the shoe in order to secure them. Thanks for any pointers! Cold-toe-Andy.
June 1, 2015
Are these compatible with the Giro New Road Republic shoes - http://www.competitivecyclist.com/giro-republic-shoe?ti=UExQIENhdDpNZW4ncyBSb2FkIFNob2VzIDoxOjI3OmNjQ2F0MTAwMzM1&skidn=GIR003I-WHI-S45
June 6, 2015
Hey Jus, These are compatible with the Giro New Road Republic Shoes.
September 15, 2010
Do these pedals come with the cleats...
Do these pedals come with the cleats (specifically, SH51?) or do you have to order cleats separately?
September 15, 2010
Cleats are included.
August 31, 2010
What's the difference between this model...
What's the difference between this model and the Shimano XT model (PD-M770) besides price and body paint?
September 1, 2010
The XT has Fluorine Coated Binders and slightly lighter Body with a better finish on the Axle. Really not that much besides the Paint.
November 8, 2009
Can these mountain bike clips be mounted...
Can these mountain bike clips be mounted on a road bike shoe?
November 9, 2009
Some road shoes can use both two-hole SPD compatible cleats and typical three-hold Look style cleats. This is rare to find in upper end carbon soled road shoes. To determine if your shoe does support SPD client you should see two mounting holes about an inch apart that are allowed to slide fore and aft on the shoe for adjustment.
November 9, 2009
Depends on the Shoe You need a SPD Compatible shoe Most road shoes with Plastic souls will have slots for SPD cleats but few Carbon souled shoes will work
April 26, 2009
What do you think about putting these on...
What do you think about putting these on a road bike? Good or Bad idea?
April 26, 2009
They'd work fine, they're just not as light as the pedals most people put on their road bikes.
April 26, 2009
As Angus said they would work fine, but your foot would move around alot more than they would if you had road pedals and the tension is not as tight on them because you have to get out quicker when your on the mountain. Again they would work fine they would just have more play in them than a road pedal.
June 26, 2010
I used these on my roadbike and when adjusted properly have very little play in them. They are slightly heavier than the Ultegra's I just swapped them with and when used on the road it does take a little practice clipping in and out because you have a much smaller platform. Their is nothing wrong with using them on a roadbike as many riders I group ride with dual ride (road-mountain) and rather than swap pedals and cleats just utilize one. Another bonus is price to dedicated road peds. I bought these peds and Speciaized shoes for the price i paid for the Ultegra's!!! They are on my bike in this pic!
October 22, 2008
are these good pedals for a 6yr old bmx...
are these good pedals for a 6yr old bmx dirt track racer?
October 24, 2008
I would use a standard BMX flat pedal rather than a clipless pedal for any type of BMX.
March 28, 2009
I'd go with the egg beaters for BMX racing. It's what a lot of kids ride on the track. Be sure they're good at balancing in the gate before you get them set up with clipless pedals!
August 8, 2008
Are these pedals compatible with the Pearl...
Are these pedals compatible with the Pearl Izumi Quest Mountain Bike Shoe - Women's Item #PLZ0202?
August 11, 2008
Yep, no problem here. you will do just fine.