Shimano M520 Pedals Review

4.53 out of 5
By Greg Heil    on Oct 4, 2017

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July 21, 2018
Model/Year: 2008

Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to adjust. Work extremely well.

Cons: Lighter options out there.

Recommendation: I love these pedals. They are reliable and work well. Had them for 10 years, and other than adjusting them from time to time, no problems at all.

March 21, 2016
Pros: Great platform, solid connection, decent mud clearing, hyper reliable, easy to find

Cons: A little heavy, but decent for the price

Recommendation: These are the standard for mid/entry-level clipless, and they're hard to beat. They're horrible at shedding ice or snow, but in any other conditions I have yet to find anything better.

August 26, 2015
Pros: it makes it easier to petal and feet don't fall off the pedals.

Cons: I forget to unclip and go splat

June 10, 2015
Pros: Cost

Cons: Non

Recommendation: Used for $15 online?! Best pedal in the world.

March 15, 2015
Pros: Cheep, adjustable, and easy to use.

Recommendation: I replaced my crank brother egg beater for these because I had a hard time getting out of the egg beaters. These are adjustable and I have not fallen with these pedals. They are nice pedals for the money.

November 5, 2014
Pros: Low cost entry level pedal. I am new to clips so I can't make any comparisons. I like them though. I put about 500 miles on them since June. About 40% of that was singletrack. They still work great!

Recommendation: If these are your first clips, lower the sensitivity all the way to the lowest setting ASAP. I suffered for about a month before doing this. Lots of falls b/c I couldn't get out of the clips. Once I lowered the settings, I haven't had any falls where the clip was to blame.

March 1, 2013
Pros: cheap durable

Cons: not light but good price makes up for that
some rusting
sand getting in causing a clicking noise occasionally.

Recommendation: I would recomend these pedals expecially for a beginner there is some clicking noises that are solved temporarly by a good cleaning and greasing after about 5 months. Adjustability is nice as springs wear after time.

April 28, 2012
Pros: Price, compact, quickly clips in

Cons: Heavy for size.

Recommendation: Great pedals, quick, easy and seem to be able to withstand a lot of impacts. I have them on all my bikes.

March 22, 2012
Pros: Everything. Especially the price.

Cons: Slightly heavy for weight weenies.

Recommendation: I've only owned two sets of clipless pedals ever, and they were these. I just bought my second set yesterday.

February 26, 2012
Pros: Just work, never break

Cons: non

Recommendation: Use to have crank bros, these have outlasted any crank bro I have seen!