The Best Of Both Worlds
The Shimano PD-EH500 is designed to offer versatile, secure pedaling on your next two-wheeled adventure. A true explorer, the Shimano EH500 is a dual-sided pedal with a traditional platform on one side, and an SPD clip-in design on the other. With a light action, the SPD mechanism makes frequent stepping in and out easier than more race-oriented SPD pedals. While the flat side utilizes eight threaded traction pins for better grip for stable pedaling, even in wet conditions.
- Versatile dual-sided pedal.
- One side light-action SPD, the other side flat.
- Optimized for urban riding, convenient enough for road touring.
- Includes Shimano SM-SH56 cleats.
- Claimed weight: 383g.
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Weight: 383 grams
Mfg PartNum: EPDEH500
Cleat Type: 2-bolt
PD-EH500 SPD Pedals
Pedal Type: MTB Pedals
I have three bicycles. One is a full suspension mountain bike, one is a gravel bike and one is a road bike. The mountain bike has flat pedals and other two have dual sided pedals. The dual sided pedals work well because, on any given day, I could be commuting, hiking, camping, club riding, etc. and I don't have to have or want special shoes for each type of ride. The pedals are well made. Plain shoes (street, tennis, hikers, sandals etc.,) do not slip off the flat side of the pedal and SPD equipped shoes easily clip in and out. I highly recommend them for their versatility and quality.
When I looked into choices of dual purpose pedals, the PD-EH500 pedals looked like they would work perfectly for me and I couldn't be any happier with my choice. Extremely easy SPD to lock and release when wearing my cleats and perfect size platforms with excellent grip for my everyday shoes. Unlike others I've owned in the past, these pedals are much easier to orientate between SPD and flat. The perfect commuting Ebike pedal for road and trail!
A fantastic pedal for the money, versatile and easy to get in and out of. Bought these for myself, but ended up giving them to my wife who was transitioning to clipless pedals. Now I need another pair.
Excellent pedal If you want to transition to clipless technology. I use it for mountain biking, although believe primary purpose is for road. The flat surface allows me to keep pedaling if Iï¿½m having difficulty clipping in - which I usually donï¿½t.
These are perfect for someone like me who wants one bike to do it all. When I go out for a workout ride or a long distance ride, I want to click in with spd cleats. But when I want to take a leisurely ride with my wife, I like to wear street clothes and sandals. These pedals will do either. They are also pretty light for a combo pedal. Well done Shimano!
I purchased these pedals to change out existing ones on a Trek FX while riding more during covid. First time riding spd pedals and found it to be extremely easy to get in an out even with the two sided pedal. Flat side has a lot of grip and is great with regular shoes for riding around the neighborhood with kids. Definitely recommend these pedals if you need the flexibility of flats and clipless.
The quality is in line with similar Shimano products and the pedals are light in weight for the price point. Shimano could use a larger foot platform for the non-clip side and larger pegs as the small size makes them hard to handle when initially screwing in.
I put these Shimano pedals on my commuting bike, a Kona Jake with fenders, to replace similar pedals made by Crank Bros. because I decided to shift to SPD cleats. My Crank Bros. pedals and cleats were getting harder to quickly clip in, and it turns out that the SPD pedals and cleats clip in better for me. These two-sided pedals have a better grip on the platform side, too, with the small screw-ins compared to less grippy bumps on the Crank Bros. two-sided pedals. I'm pleased with the change and pleased with the Shimano pedals.
I like the duel sided pedals for my adventure bike. These Shimanos were out of stock for some time so I tried one of the cheap Amazon brands. They went round and round but I could never get the clip in easily and they developed a squeak. Finally had enough and ordered these. Ahhh! Perfect mindless clip in, perfect dimensions, smooth and quality stuff. The flat side is good too. Shimano is the big dog for a reason. Great peddles.
I replaced a no-name pedal that was of a similar function (SPD/Flat) on my mountain bike yesterday. The other one was more difficult to clip in, and I was hoping for the vaunted Shimano quality.
While I haven't used it extensively yet, I can say that it is MUCH easier to clip into these pedals as they stay in a position and don't rotate freely, allowing the clips to stay up while I prepare to engage. And it is very smooth to disengage from the clips -- very important on a mountain bike.
The downsides thus far? First, you have to manually install the 16 small pins onto the pedal; they do not come installed. Be sure to put the side with the small (hex wrench) hole facing out so you can tighten them. (MY GF is mechanically challenged yet never reads directions, and installed them all on her pedals with the points facing out via pliers. She's already lost 3 pins, and I was able to remove one with just my fingers. The wrench hole faces out!)
Second, the flat platform is much smaller than other such pedals on the market, including the one removed. That may limit the traction you get on this pedal, or the type of footwear that is suitable. I prefer SPDs, so the flats are mainly used where there is significant danger of tipping down a slope.
These pedals can be installed with a 6mm hex wrench or a standard cone wrench.
I use the Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals on my urban bike. They're perfect if I'm kicking around in casual apparel and shoes. If I have to do a quick run down the street to a neighbor or the mail box, the wide platform works great with tennis shoes etc.. For the longer rides I wear my SPD cleated shoes that have a more rigid insole. Very easy to clip in and release. Like all Shimano products, the product is quality and performs well.
I have just started riding clipless and these pedals and the cleats provided with them have been a good introduction. The spring tension on the pedals is adjustable and you can start with a low tension that makes it easier to clip out at first and slowly increase the tension as you become more experienced till you find a tension suitable to you. The SH56 cleats that come with the pedals allow for easier clipping out and have saved me on several occasion were I came to a stop and forgot to clip out ahead of time.
Installed a set of these on 3 bikes after shifting over from Crank Brothers so I could match my Garmin Power pedals. I love how these give me an option to 'unclip and flip' prior to some boulder drops where the roll out area is sparse or non-existent. As a 30-year clipless pedal user I was surprised how easy I became comfortable with these pedals. When I start off, if the shoe doesn't clip, I just lift my foot at the bottom and clip when when it gets to the top. It is automatic for me now, no thought or remembering required.
Adjustability is easy, and I like a nice 'grip' on my cleats, so the adjustments allow me to easily switch the medium out-of-the-box to a hang-on-for-dear-life grip.
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