I’m moving my Shimano M324 pedals to another bike so am now looking for a set of pedals for my 7.5 FX. I want something “road-like” (vs. mountain), although practical considerations are that I want to use a SPD cleat since I’m not planning to buy lots of new shoes. I also do like the option to have one side be a platform, although again in practical terms I've never used this bike without cleats.
I’ve looked at the Shimano A520 and A530 on line and they look pretty nice.
(a) Does anyone have other recommendations? Other brands’ road pedals that will take a SPD cleat?
(b) Does anyone know the difference between the A520 and A530? They look pretty similar and a search of the forums here doesn't yield too much...
Any thoughts appreciated.