Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The wilds of NW Ontario
Bikes: 2007 Salsa El Santo / 2004 Salsa La Raza / 1998 Gary Fisher Wahoo
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
The only real difference is that the 520's use a pedal wrench flat on the spindle and the 540's use an 8mm key to tighten them. I like the flats 'cause taking a pedal off on the back side of the crank with an allen wrench is a pain!
Otherwise the 520's are about the best deal in pedals around...Damn you, Shimano!
Yeah, they're great. The spindle on the 540s is silver, too, for that extra bling effect.
I was going to go with Eggbeaters for my XC bike, but the shop I was at walked me through them side-by-side, and when the sales guy heard I was already running 520s he reminded me that I could wear the same shoes for either bike. So I was sold and I'm really happy with both.
I have Quattros on my road bike, and they're far trickier to get into than the Shimanos. I have to deliberately click in with the Quattros, while I can just slap my foot down on the Shimanos and take off. And they're really quick to clip out of, too, which is great for the rocky/rooty trails we have around here.