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Which Clipless pedals are right for me?

Old 11-25-16, 05:28 PM
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Which Clipless pedals are right for me?

Should I get the XTR pedals or the M520? The M520 is cheap, but I really don't want to replace them soon. I want a pedal that can last me for a long time. I don't mind buying the XTR I just want one that can last me more than 2 or 4 years.

Thanks.

EDIT: difference between Shimano M9020 and M9000?

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Old 11-25-16, 05:42 PM
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Since you posted in "Road Cycling", I'm assuming you're looking at SPD pedals because you want walkable shoes. I went through the very same thinking a couple of months ago and I landed on the PD-A520, the most "road oriented" among SPD pedals. Bike got stolen, I replaced them with PD-A600 (pretty much the same pedal, with better bearing).

Obviously, if you're after proper MTB pedals, please disregard my post.
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I heard MTB pedals are a great way to start. since you can clip (dual side).
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Old 11-25-16, 05:51 PM
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M520s are built like tanks. The upgrade to XTRs won't necessarily mean they will last longer.
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I'd second this recommendation of A520/A600 if you're looking to run SPDs on a road bike. I'm a longtime Speedplay Zero user, but I built up a 2nd bike this year with A520s so I could run a more walkable, rubber-soled touring shoe (Shimano RT-82) with that bike. Couldn't be happier with this setup.

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Since you posted in "Road Cycling", I'm assuming you're looking at SPD pedals because you want walkable shoes. I went through the very same thinking a couple of months ago and I landed on the PD-A520, the most "road oriented" among SPD pedals. Bike got stolen, I replaced them with PD-A600 (pretty much the same pedal, with better bearing).

Obviously, if you're after proper MTB pedals, please disregard my post.
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Old 11-25-16, 07:02 PM
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I have M520s on one bike and A520s on another. They're both fine, though after getting acclimated I surprisingly find the single sided A520 pedals easier to use. The cage makes it a little easier for me to get my foot properly located, and even when not clipped in, I can still effectively pedal to a degree. It makes me very curious to try the dual-entry pedals with cages, like the M530 or the higher end trail pedals.
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I've been using various M500 series pedals for years on road bikes. Four pair on four different bikes and they have been virtually maintenance free and trouble free. I have no complaints and have never retired a pair. I put a pair of A530s on the back of the tandem because my wife thought she wanted to have the option of a platform but discovered on our first ride with them that was a bad idea. They were an OK expense though because she learned for herself that being attached is better than not rather than my just telling her.
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Originally Posted by Geo_Zegarra2016 View Post
I heard MTB pedals are a great way to start. since you can clip (dual side).
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If I had trouble walking in Speedplay road cleats, Frogs or Bebop pedals(with very stiff Mtb shoes) would be my choice.
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