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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals

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34% offretail $89.99 your price $58.99

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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals
Open binding mechanism and light weight for serious off-road competitors.

  • Mud Shedding Compact Open Design
  • Easy Step-in and Step-out
  • Lightweight Compact Design
  • 352g (pair)
  • High performance racing pedal as PD-M959 in affordable price.
  • The open binding mechanism is designed to better shed mud.
  • Strong and durable chrome-moly spindle with 8mm Allen key.
  • Low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle.

  • Includes SM-SH51 (black) cleats offering 4 degree of float
  • SPD Cleat Surfaces: both surfaces
  • Pop-up Floating Cage: No
  • Spindle Thread: BC 9/16"x 20T.P.I.
  • Spindle: chrome-moly
  • Cartridge Spindle: Yes
  • Cleat Retention Indicator: Yes
  • Cleat Retention Adjuster: Yes
  • Mud Shedding Design: Yes
  • Pedal Body: aluminum/painted
  • Cage: No
  • Reflector: SM-PD22
  • Average Weight: 352g (pair)
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    Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals
    Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals

    34% offretail $89.99 your price $58.99


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    Customer reviews of this product:

    StarStarStarStarStar Old Standard

    Product: Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals
    Ownership: a few months
    Tech Knowledge: somewhat high




    none come to mind

    Other Thoughts

    Been using these since 2007. Most recent purchase sort of replaces the old pair even though they still work they release a little different than they used to. Still keep the old ones on standby for other builds. Good product overall.

    StarStarStarStarStar In non-muddy conditions, these pedals perform flawlessly.

    Product: Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals
    Ownership: one year
    Tech Knowledge: somewhat high


    Light and effective for normal use. Grips cleats tightly. No involuntary release under normal conditions.


    I used these pedals in the 2014 Iceman Cometh Challenge. It was a muddy/sloshy 30 mile course due to weather conditions before and during the race. The composition of the soil was such that many times it was difficult to impossible to clip in or stay clipped in especially on rougher sections. Therefore I spent a great deal of concentration and energy trying to keep my feet on the pedals. This is eslecially crucial in climbing (and there are many steep climbs in this race) when pulling is as important as pushing. I went to to a bunny-hop over the finish line for a cool photo op, but my feet came off the pedals because they were so loaded up with sand and mud. Regardless of the attempt to have a flashy finish, I desperately needed an MTB pedal to perform in adverse conditions during the race.

    Other Thoughts

    Shimano needs to rethink the effectiveness of a performance pedal in adverse conditions in which mountain bikers often find themselves.

    In non-muddy conditions, these pedals perform flawlessly.

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