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#4 out of 20 Clipless Pedals
Brand: Shimano



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  • Ben Stolinski
    *****

    Yes!

    Pros
    Light
    Stylish
    Sheds mud and dirt
    easy to maintain and install
    easy on the budget

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  • MojoJowo
    ****

    Good price for entry level comp pedal.

    Pros
    Light.
    Positive engagement.
    Easy to adjust.
    Don't clog up.
    Near zero maintenance.

    Cons
    Worrisome spindly spindle
    Small area platform is not kind to feet in anything but stiff shoes

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  • Joel DH
    ****

    good product.

    Pros
    Reliable, tough, light, very low maintenance

    Cons
    Sometimes unexpectedly releases, especially off hops and jumps.

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  • chetatkinsdiet
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    I highly recommend these pedals to anyone wanting to jump into clipless pedals. The price can't be beat and I really do prefer Shimano to the others. True, the other brand of popular 2 hole pedals are a tad better in shedding mud, I've never had a problem with the 6 years I used these. I ride in Texas and we don't get too wet and when it does, the trails are closed anyway. So, if you're in the Pac NW or other area that rides in the wet, you might consider the other guys, but really for most folks, these are great. If you want essentially the same pedal, but a little lighter, get the XT. Need lighter, still, get the XTR. Look and feel is really the same. I know everything about the upper end pedals is different with different materials, bearings, etc. But, for most folks, the weight is the only difference.

    Pros
    Reliable
    Durable
    Great price

    Cons
    None

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  • Zoo1424   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I've been using this pedal on my 09 Epic since I purchased it five years ago. I've never had an issue with them. They always work and they take one heck of a beating.

    Pros
    Reliable.
    Durable.
    Great price.

    Cons
    None come to mind.

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  • tonkota
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    I have to run them at the loosest setting and keep them oiled or I feel stuck, which isn't a nice feeling. But in a situation, I have never not came un-clipped. Bearings aren't serviceable, but I haven't ever needed to, they still move very smooth.

    Pros
    durable, reliable, adjustable, solid bearings,

    Cons
    bearings aren't really serviceable,

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  • herlsy
    ****

    Don't bother with 'entry level' SPD. These are affordable enough to get you going without adding weight. They will take a beating and remain reliable.

    Pros
    Solid construction. SPD. Easy to maintain.

    Cons
    Heavier than other company offerings.

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  • zephxiii
    *****

    I really like the pedals so far. Great value for the money (assuming you didn't pay full MSRP for them).

    Pros
    Look great, adjustable tension, SPD

    Cons
    Hard to get clipped in if shoe/cleat stuffed with mud/snow.

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  • ediblefrog
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    This my first time using clipless so i'm still getting use to them but so far they seem great!

    Pros
    Easy on off pedals.

    Cons
    none

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