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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Clipless Pedals Black
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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Clipless Pedals Black
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Shimano
PD-M540 SPD Clipless Pedals

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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%.

     

    Weight: 352 grams

     

    Weight: 352 grams

     

    Cleat Type: MTB Cleats 

     

    Pedal Type: MTB Pedals 

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    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540 

    Black

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540L 

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hold On Tight!
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    by DrumEmpo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St. Charles, MO

    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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    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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    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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    Solid, good quality pedals; expect they will last as long as my 1990s SPD road pedals
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    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Solid pedals; good quality; function well, minimal maintenance. I have been riding Shimano SPD pedals on all my bikes for several decades. My son got me to try other brand pedals which were ok but I ride mountain, gravel and road in the same set of shoes so SPD pedals work the best for me. I still use a set of road SPD pedals from the early 90s that still work great.

    Reviewed 9/26/2020
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    Perfect and inexpensive.
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    by David
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Greenville, SC
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Great pedals for anyone who wants to wear "walkable" bike shoes (recessed cleats). Double sided and easy to get in and out of. I use them on my road bike. Light and versatile.

    Reviewed 9/24/2020
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    Great pedals!
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    by Alan
    Katy
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    This is my fourth set of double-sided Shimano pedals of this type. They are good looking, rugged, and, in my opinion, faster in and out of than the typical road bike Look style or even Speedplays. I know most riders think of these as mountain bike pedals but they are the primary style of road bike pedals I have used in in over 10 years and over 37,000 miles in my road bikes.

    Reviewed 8/13/2020
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    SWEET
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    by Double E
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St George, Utah
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    Been using egg beaters thinking they were easier to clip in and out until i tried a pair of 540. so far they have been very reliable and easy to get clipped inout. would buy again

    Reviewed 1/19/2017
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    Great pedals!
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    by Jim
    Wisconsin
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    I had some older shimano pedals and was noticing too much float. I bought these and bingo, my knee problems subsided.

    Reviewed 6/19/2020
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    Well designed & built
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    by Rich Moll
    Daily Commuter
    Hartford, CT

    I installed on my new Roubaix. Pedals are operating smoothly. I prefer SPD on my road bikes, cuz I like to stop & explore by foot a lot of the time. wearing MB shoes allows me to do this.

    Reviewed 6/28/2021
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    Nice Pedals Easy Clip INOut
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    by Gecko Sprock
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Washougal Hills
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Use it on my road bike. Easy clip inout. No false clip-outs.

    Reviewed 2/17/2020
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    Solid performer
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    by Anonymous
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Well made for years of service. Only issue was they were not fully lubricated, so had to oil them after first couple of rides. But otherwise great!

    Reviewed 1/16/2020
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    Sturdy Girdy
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    by Anonymous
    Competitive Racer
    Seattle, WA
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    Crank brothers blew up in the middle of a long ride. Very frustrating. Now I'm back to these pedals on my commuter, mountain bike, and cross bike. Reliable and inexpensive.

    Reviewed 8/31/2014
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    Crank Bros to SPD
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    by ScottP
    Competitive Racer
    Eugene, Or
    5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

    So I have been using Crank Brothers Egg beater pedal for years. I broke one once during a race, and have blown out bearings. So at the advise of many fellow racers I made the switch to SPD. These 540, XT & XTR pedals. Immediately with all three levels I noticed a larger, better platform under my foot. ( I use carbon soled MTB shoes) These pedal just feel solid. I did a race last week which was very muddy. These didn't seem to shed the mud like I remember egg beaters doing, but I could be wrong. I made this switch this within 6 months, so I feel to be more fair to crank bros I need to allow more evaluation time, but so far, IM liking the change.

    Reviewed 5/5/2014
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    Great Upgrade
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    by Mister Magoo
    San Francisco
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    Ive used the 520s for years now and finally upgraded my bikes to the 540s. For me, the decision came down to higher quality materials used on the spindle of the 540 vs the 520, and the better support feeling of the cleat interface. The 520s are great if you are unsure of clipless and want to try it. The 540s are perfect for an upgrade and a rider who wants to get more adventurous with their rides.

    Reviewed 5/24/2018
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