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Description

Shimano's Workhorse SPD Pedal

The Shimano M540 shares many of the upsides of the XTR-grade M959 mountain bike pedal at a fraction of the cost. It has an open binding mechanism to make clipping easier than ever, and its weight blows away all of its competitors in its price range. And with the M540 there is no better value when it comes to shedding mud and debris. Its chrome-moly spindle and low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle gives it serious durability.

If you ride a road bike, why should you consider the M540 instead of a set of Dura-Ace pedals? The cleats of the M540 are small so they recess flush with the tread on the bottom of your shoes. With recessed cleats you can walk to your heart's content without having to worry about slipping and sliding on your cleats and making a racket as your plastic cleats click-clack on the ground. These pedals are two-sided, too, so clipping in and out at a stop light is a breeze. If you plan on making walking a significant part of your daily riding habits, a mountain bike pedal is ideal -- even if your only bike is a road bike!

Features:

  • Double-sided M540 SPD is the best utility for the price on the market
  • Robust construction is extremely durable and sheds mud and debris
  • Aluminum and chromoly construction
  • 5 degrees of float
  • Pair of SM-SH51 SPD cleats included
  • Adjustable tension
  • Compatible with 2-hole SPD cleat pattern
  • 9/16 in spindle diameter
  • Available in Silver or Black colorways
  • Weight: 490g pair

  • B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

    The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

    Specifications

     

    Weight: 352 grams

     

    Weight: 352 grams

     

    Cleat Type: MTB Cleats 

     

    Pedal Type: MTB Pedals 

    Silver

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540 

    Black

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540L 

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    Just as ordered.
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    by JL
    PDX

    It's been some time since I looked at these types of pedals. The last time I did was 13 years ago when I turned a road bike into a tri bike. Same set up, but it's an easier access for a new Canyon gravel bike. Easy to purchase, but easier to return/exchange due to a poor milling on a pedal. No hassles due to living in the PDX area for a pick up. This is my go to bike store! I'm looking forward when they have a discount day at the store like they did pre-COVID when I purchase supplies for my wife and my bikes.

    Reviewed 6/17/2023
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    Pedals for new bike
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    by Anonymous
    Omaha ne

    Have these pedal on there bikes I like them alot

    Reviewed 1/23/2023
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    Ease of use
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    by docholaday2
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Columbus, Ohio

    Super practical. Not complicated. Think appliance: just works well.

    Reviewed 1/20/2023
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    Great Pedals
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    by Anonymous

    Love these pedals - have them on all my bikes.

    Reviewed 10/24/2022
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    Super pedals. No regrets!
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    by JustTheDad
    Texas

    Changed from Look style road pedals to SPD pedals this year, after 30 years in the saddle. Cant believe what I've been missing. These pedals are a great deal and made well. Not the base model but not the overpriced model either. Cant go wrong with them.

    Reviewed 6/8/2020
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    The Best Pedal
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    by DeeBiker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
    8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

    I love these pedals. I currently own three sets and they're the only pedal I recommend to people in search of a mountain-style, two-bolt, pedal. Durable, reasonable light, and functional.

    This is about as much pedal as anyone needs.

    Reviewed 4/15/2014
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    Good clipless pedal
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    by Old Roadie
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Redding CA

    Installed on a new road bike and they work just fine - smooth and nice clip in.

    Reviewed 4/3/2020
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    A great pedal
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    by Simon Wood
    Cycling Enthusiast

    I have these pedals on all my bikes. They're just a well made product.

    Reviewed 11/8/2021
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    Great pedals!
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    by Sparks cyclist
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Sparks, NV
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    I use these pedals on my road bike because they are light weight and allow me to use shoes that are easier to walk in. They are very smooth to click into and release from and have just the right amount of 'float' for comfortable riding. I also have these pedals on two other bikes and have found them all to be very comfortable and reliable.

    Reviewed 7/6/2018
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    This clip sytem works well with my comuter bike,it is easy to get in and out of the clips.
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    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Spokane ,Washington
    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    It was very easy to install the pedals. I really think a clipless pedal is a major improvement over traditional toe clips. It took just a little bit of practice to learn how to engage and release out of the pedals.

    Reviewed 5/1/2012
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    Inexpensive, and reliable
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    by Jeffd0
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Mississippi

    I needed a pair of SPD clipless pedals for an event I was doing. I ordered the Shimano PD-M540 because of reliability, ease of use and price. They ticked all the boxes so I used them on the event and they worked flawlessly even in some sloppy, wet gravel and mud.

    Reviewed 4/16/2024
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    Solid pedal, not sure if it's much better than PD-M520 yet
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    by nojohofo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Richmond, VA

    I have been using the entry-level SPD pedal (PD-M520) for several years without issue. I got the PD-M540 for my other bike when they were on sale to see if there was any noticeable difference between the two models. So far, I cannot tell a difference while riding. Still a great pedal, but I'm not sure if it is worth the extra expense.

    Reviewed 4/19/2024
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    The Shimano sweet spot for MTB pedals
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    by epbob
    Cycling Enthusiast
    El Paso, TX

    For performance and value, these are the "just right" ones. I've tried the more expensive ones and didn't notice any improvement in performance. On the other hand, I've tried the less expensive model and just like the sleek spindle on the 540 better, not to mention the few grams of weight savings. They come in black and silver color options and the silver is more pleasing to my eye.

    Reviewed 8/10/2023
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    These were a game changer for me
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    by bhanna5
    Casual Cyclist
    Conshohocken, PA
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Easy to use and install, the M540s completely changed the feel and ride of my hybrid bike. Being new to cycling, I had no idea how powerful and connected clipless pedals make a rider feel. I took to riding longer and much faster, and the pedals never disappoint. Shimano makes a great product here, and a couple of my friends now ride the same clipless pedals. Quite honestly, there's no way I'd want to ride my bike without them. I stay clipped in and getting out is a snap. I have had a few mishaps where I forget or slow down to a stop too soon, which has caused a couple spills. After installation, I would suggest practicing for a few minutes before attempting your normal ride.

    Reviewed 10/2/2020
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    Great value & functionality
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    by Special K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Illinois

    I was familiar with Shimano's other SPD pedals & needed a set of SPD's to use with a new gravel bike. These work just as well as Shimano's pricier models at a very reasonable cost & weight.

    Reviewed 8/11/2023
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    Pedals
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    by Alan
    portland Or

    Easy in and easy out. Works well.

    Reviewed 7/13/2023
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    Perfect
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    by Anonymous
    Tucson

    I needed pedals to go with walkable cleats.

    These fit the bill.

    Reviewed 6/12/2023
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    Hold On Tight!
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    by DrumEmpo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St. Charles, MO
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Finally upgraded my pedals on my 2021 Giant Advanced Revolt 3. These pedals perform as expected and keep the compliment the existing color scheme. Sturdy clip-in with a quick release when needed.

    Reviewed 5/16/2022
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    I bought these because they are tough
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    by OMillsPA
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Central PA

    I've had these in the past. I know they will last. They are heavy though.

    Reviewed 4/20/2023
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    Works Great With No Adjustments needed
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    by Sisophous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    New Rochelle, NY
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    These work perfectly with nothing required to adjust. The is one big issue I had and that was my pedals I was replacing after 23 years of usage were impossible to remove from my bike. I had the right tool but could not get them off and even the bike shop struggled and had to take the bike to the back of the shop and mount it. So I dished out $12 in labor cost to get the old pedals off and these installed. Don't be surprised if you have the same issue. There is no reason to purchase any other similar pedals. These are lightweight and are flawless.

    Reviewed 11/1/2018
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