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Old 04-26-16, 12:56 PM
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Shimano M324 dual sided pedals on road bike

I currently use Shimano M324 pedals on my hybrid. These are dual sided pedals. Will these be ok for road bike use as well? I like clipless and find the M324 easier to use. Thanks.
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They will be fine but you may find yourself going faster with spd-sl or speedplay pedals
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Of course they'll be fine, they screw in like any other pedal.
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Originally Posted by yashinon View Post
I currently use Shimano M324 pedals on my hybrid. These are dual sided pedals. Will these be ok for road bike use as well? I like clipless and find the M324 easier to use. Thanks.
Why wouldn't the?
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Yea they will. I use the Shimano M540 SPD pedals on my Trek SL5. But the LBS kind of turned his nose up when he installed them and told me some sort of physics equation that a couple hundred grams heavier mountain bike pedals/shoes equate to 10 lbs heavier of pedaling force or something wierd like that. He may be right but I didn't really follow the logic.

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But the LBS kind of turned his nose up when he installed them and told me some sort of physics equation that a couple hundred gram heavier mountain bike pedals/shoes equate to 10 lbs heavier of pedaling force or something weird like that. He may be right but I didn't really follow the logic.
I would have been looking at him like.......


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Ha ha. Prolly cuz the lbs makes more on other pedals. I will never be a super fast rider so not as worried about speed. I will use the M324 to start with and see how it goes.
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Originally Posted by yashinon View Post
I currently use Shimano M324 pedals on my hybrid. These are dual sided pedals. Will these be ok for road bike use as well? I like clipless and find the M324 easier to use. Thanks.
They aren't compatible as MTB cranks go anti-clockwise. If you find yourself going backwards, don't say I didn't warn you.
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Will be fine and a perfectly acceptable option especially if you want shoes that are more walking friendly for any touring type activities. They are easier for clipping back in as can go on either side. If you have very stiff shoes differences will be small, with shoes with some bend the larger cleats on true road pedals will offer a small advantage.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Of course they'll be fine, they screw in like any other pedal.
Just remember.....it's righty-tighty and lefty-lefty for tighty
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I rode those pedals for my first year road riding.
Just don't use them on a carbon bike, it might assplode from the extra rotating mass.
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Not only will they be fine, I doubt they'll have a noticeable impact on your speed. You could also look at the Shimano A530 pedals (which I use) - basically a lighter version of the same thing.
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Originally Posted by exime View Post
Yea they will. I use the Shimano M540 SPD pedals on my Trek SL5. But the LBS kind of turned his nose up when he installed them and told me some sort of physics equation that a couple hundred grams heavier mountain bike pedals/shoes equate to 10 lbs heavier of pedaling force or something wierd like that. He may be right but I didn't really follow the logic.
That equation = time to find a new LBS...
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
They will be fine but you may find yourself going faster with spd-sl or speedplay pedals
I'd love to hear more...
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Yep, I use these type of pedals on my road bike for maximum versatility....works great for riding 2 mph with my preschoolers, and doing fast group rides.
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Originally Posted by lungdoc View Post
Will be fine and a perfectly acceptable option especially if you want shoes that are more walking friendly for any touring type activities. They are easier for clipping back in as can go on either side. If you have very stiff shoes differences will be small, with shoes with some bend the larger cleats on true road pedals will offer a small advantage.
I have a pair of Shimano MTB shoes, Much more comfortable than road shoes that I have tried.
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They aren't compatible as MTB cranks go anti-clockwise. If you find yourself going backwards, don't say I didn't warn you.
This is only true in the southern hemisphere.
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They aren't compatible as MTB cranks go anti-clockwise. If you find yourself going backwards, don't say I didn't warn you.
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This is only true in the southern hemisphere.
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You must use a metric adjustable opposite thread compatible wrench-just kidding. The difference in performance will be imperceivable. The difference in comfort and feel is what matters most. I started out using SPD road shoes, graduated to SPD-SL. I like the feel of SPD-SL when pedaling but quite honestly they're a pain to engage.
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Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
I'd love to hear more...
I know I'm much faster on my two bikes with SpeedPlay pedals than the two with SPD pedals. It has to be the pedals because I know from the 41 that all bikes, no matter the weight, geometry, or bicycle style are equally fast with the same rider, so it has to be the pedals. There can be no other explanation.
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I know I'm much faster on my two bikes with SpeedPlay pedals than the two with SPD pedals. It has to be the pedals because I know from the 41 that all bikes, no matter the weight, geometry, or bicycle style are equally fast with the same rider, so it has to be the pedals. There can be no other explanation.
Pedals, the ultimate placebo. Anyway I thought that all aspects of road bike fit, function and performance came down to how much PSI you put in your tires?
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I know I'm much faster on my two bikes with SpeedPlay pedals than the two with SPD pedals. It has to be the pedals because I know from the 41 that all bikes, no matter the weight, geometry, or bicycle style are equally fast with the same rider, so it has to be the pedals. There can be no other explanation.
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Pedals, the ultimate placebo. Anyway I thought that all aspects of road bike fit, function and performance came down to how much PSI you put in your tires?
Well, if you guys are going to get all scientific on me...
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Originally Posted by yashinon View Post
I currently use Shimano M324 pedals on my hybrid. These are dual sided pedals. Will these be ok for road bike use as well? I like clipless and find the M324 easier to use. Thanks.
I used double sided Shimano MTB pedals for about 2 years until I switched to Ultegra road pedals, glad I made the switch, the shoes are lighter and stiffer so it makes for a better ride. But yes they will work "ok"
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