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Shimano PD-M540 Clipless Pedal

Item #: PE703A08
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Shimano PD-M540 Pedals

Inspired by the top of the line XTR racing pedals, the M540 offers a similar sculpted body and minimalist axle design. The open body sheds mud easily and yields easy cleat entry and exit in all types of riding conditions. SPD® binding mechanisms on both sides of the pedal make entry fast and easy without the need for pedal flipping. Adjustable release tension lets you dial in the binding mechanism.

Package includes two pedals and Shimano SPD cleats.

  • Weight: 350 g
  • Float: 5 deg
  • Material: Steel spindle, aluminum body

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

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    (11)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • XC (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Pedals, Best Price I Could Find!

    I ride technical All Mountain and have been using these for quite a while. Adjustability a major plus. Switched from Crank Bros Candy pedals. I find the cleats on the Shimanos last so...Read complete review

    I ride technical All Mountain and have been using these for quite a while. Adjustability a major plus. Switched from Crank Bros Candy pedals. I find the cleats on the Shimanos last so much longer than the CB cleats. You actually "save" money by buying these pedals over the CB!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Crud and Sand Traps

    I rode the Ritchie SPDs for a long time, but after 6 years wanted to get something new. These Shimanos were on sale, great price. I was biking in Colorado and Utah,...Read complete review

    I rode the Ritchie SPDs for a long time, but after 6 years wanted to get something new. These Shimanos were on sale, great price. I was biking in Colorado and Utah, and after the first ride, the grit made the pedals USELESS DEATH TRAPS. Because I couldn't unclip smoothly, I started getting sketched out by technical obstacles, which decreased my riding enjoyment. I pulled these pedals off after the second ride, and they may even end up in the trash.

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    5.0

    Great Pedals

    By MTB1

    from Denver, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I have only owned Shimano pedals since I have never had a reason to try anything else. I have been on 3 rides so far. These pedals are great. My past 3 sets of pedals were a the lower model than these, decided to give these a try since they are lighter and a great price. No regrets.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          They Simply work

          By Ryno

          from San Diego

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • X Country

              Clipping in and out with consistent confidence is what you will get with these pedals. A bit on the heavy side compared to some race pedals but an excellent bang for your buck entry level pedal that function beautifully.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Back to SPD!

              By Rickster

              from Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable tension
              • Easier Release

              Cons

              • Clipping In When Muddy

              Best Uses

              • Mountain biking

              After years of riding with Crankbrothers I am back to SPD. The CB pedals (Candy, Mallet) are still better when it gets muddy but I have taken a few too many tumbles when I couldn't unclip.
              These Shimano M540 pedals are easier to clip in and out and today when I fell over I noticed both feet had come out. Nice! The M540s are OK in mud (not quite as good as CB) but I'll take a small mud tradeoff for safety with these M540s.

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              5.0

              Combination of lightness and durability

              By Diego Gomes

              from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Light
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cross country
                • Mountain Bike

                The best cost-benefit for a pedal. Lightweight and durable Shimano pedal justifies every penny invested.

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                4.0

                Great simple pedal

                By Dude

                from NEK, vt

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Repairsble

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I bought these after my shimano 520's (?). The previous pedals lasted a long time but the. The loose ball bearings died they were cooked. Prices and technology have made anything with sealed bearings pretty affordable. I try to stay away from anything with plastic or loose ball bearings. These have a powerful spring and a secure lock. The float is adjustable but seems very strong at first.

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Solid pedals

                    By Tubbs

                    from Ogden, UT

                    Verified Reviewer

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                          I've always ridden Shimano clipless pedals and always have been super pleased with the performance. For the price, I don't think you can do much better than these pedals. I love ability to adjust the tension as well as the different cleat options Shimano offers with the multi-release or regular cleats. These pedals are solid. I've banged them on rocks and they still feel like new. Awesome pedals at a nice price!

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Like an Xt

                          By Cato

                          from Helotes, Tx

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Light

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                          • Trail ridding

                          Quality is like an Xt, the difference between this and xt are only a few grams, and of course the XT logo....

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                          5.0

                          Still going strong

                          By KonaRider04

                          from Aspen, CO

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Been using these pedals for both road and XC for over 6 seasons and still love em. Easy to adjust the clip tension and can take a beating. More than get your money's worth.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Reliable Strong

                              By 26just

                              from Dallas Texas

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • 4 Yrs Old And Still Going

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Have had other more expensive clipless pedals, finally decided to pick these up for a back up pair since they were on sale, and weren't to much heavier then the XTs. Well they've been on 2 bikes so far, Santa Cruz Blur, and Turner Flux, 4 yrs old and still going strong. When these go out, I will repurchase them again, and not as a back up.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  My Favorite Pedal

                                  By Larry

                                  from Olympia, WA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Spd

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Use On Any Bicycle

                                    We have this pedal on all our bikes, mountain and road. Nuff said. Buy it. You will like it.

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                                    • No

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