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Shimano PD-M535

Old 06-22-09, 12:55 AM
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Shimano PD-M535

Can someone tell me a bit about the Shimano PD-M535 pedals? I Googled them up but I'm not getting much info about them. Are they usable for road cycling and what kind of cleats / shoes do they take?

Also, anyone know anything about cleats stamped "97A"? I can't find much about those either...

The pedals and cleats came with the bike I bought used, but would you guys recommend that I get a new set of pedals / cleats / shoes? And if so, any suggestions for what kind?

Thanks a bunch. I'm new to clipless pedals :/
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Old 06-22-09, 09:31 AM
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I googled them up and it sounds like they're an ancient SPD mountain bike pedal. If they work, they're fine to use. If you want a more recent SPD pedal, try the Shimano M520. You can often find them for around $35 and they're compatible with the current SH51 and SH56 ("multi-release") SPD cleats.
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Yeah, I got them with a 1990 Trek 1200.

Do you know what cleats are compatible with the M535? And what is this Wellgo WPD 97A cleat I have? Does it fit with the M535?

As for shoes, are there specific types that fit with my pedals?
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Old 06-22-09, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FlamingBirdy View Post
Do you know what cleats are compatible with the M535? And what is this Wellgo WPD 97A cleat I have? Does it fit with the M535?
Don't really know anything about the pedals or cleats; you might try one of the mountain biking forums.

Most modern SPD pedals work with the SH51 or SH56 cleats. If your pedals won't work with those cleats, I'd throw them away and buy new pedals.

As for shoes, are there specific types that fit with my pedals?
You need a shoe that accepts a 2-bolt cleat. For the most part, these will be classified as "mountain bike" shoes.
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[QUOTE=sstorkel;9147615Most modern SPD pedals work with the SH51 or SH56 cleats. If your pedals won't work with those cleats, I'd throw them away and buy new pedals.
You need a shoe that accepts a 2-bolt cleat. For the most part, these will be classified as "mountain bike" shoes.[/QUOTE]

The 535's will work with either the 51 or 56 cleats. As I understand, the 56 are a "Multi release", where you can lift your heel up to release the cleat, as well as twisting your foot.. I have never tried them, only using the 51 cleats.

As mentioned. if the 535's still work, use them! I am still using a pair myself.

Hope that helps,
Chris
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