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Shimano PD-A530 Pedals

USD$41.99 48% off USD$79.99 msrp
Item #: PE250A01
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The Shimano A530 clipless pedals off the best of both worlds. Clip in or enjoy the freedom of a standard platform pedal. The dual sided pedal has SPD on one side and a platform on the other side. The adjustable entry and release tension springs allow you to quickly and easily get in and out of the pedals.

  • Dual sided pedal, SPD on one side, platform on the other
  • Adjustable entry and release tension springs
  • Cup and cone bearings
  • Includes SM-SH51 cleats
  • Four degrees of rotation
  • Pedal Type: Single Sided Clipless
  • Pedal Spindle: 9/16”
  • Spindle Material: Chromoly
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 383 grams
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Shimano PD-A530 Pedals
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (25)
  • Durable (19)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (17)
  • Mountain biking (14)
  • Road biking (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10), Casual/ recreational (10), Commuter (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Work great, dual role

I put these on my hardtail so I can just ride around the neighborhood with my kids, but I can still clip in for trail riding without changing anything. Has worked fine for...Read complete review

I put these on my hardtail so I can just ride around the neighborhood with my kids, but I can still clip in for trail riding without changing anything. Has worked fine for me. I find the clipping the same as my 785 trail pedals. Sure they're heavy, but why would you put these on a race bike?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good SPD, Mediocre Platform

I bought these pedals for my commuter, and I'm happy to have the option to ride clipless or with street shoes. That said, I wouldn't necessarily call these pedals the best of both...Read complete review

I bought these pedals for my commuter, and I'm happy to have the option to ride clipless or with street shoes. That said, I wouldn't necessarily call these pedals the best of both worlds, as the platform side is barely grippy enough. Some commenters mentioned struggling to find the right side of the pedal, however I felt like this was not a problem, as my feet could feel whether I was on the right side. If you lift the foot off the upside-down pedal, the rotation of the cranks will flip the pedal for you, and when you put your foot back down, it will be right-side-up! Granted, it is another thing to think about, but you don't need to take your eyes off the road. I wouldn't tell anyone to stay away from these, but I have my eye on pedals with more grip on the platform side if I were to get this kind again.

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5.0

Versatile Pedals, Excellent for What They Are

By GNVIII

from Tacoma, Washington

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

    I love these pedals. I've been using them on my street/commuter bike. Great for commuting because I can clip in on the SPD side with riding shoes for more efficient pedaling or make a run to the pub wearing just my casual shoes. I liked them so much I bought a pair for my gf's binge except in silver. For the price they gets the job done and look pretty nice while doing it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Solid pedal

    By cynicdrums

    from Clearwater, FL

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Footprint

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

      I really like the option of wearing regular shoes or clicking in. Pedal feels really solid under foot thanks to it's slightly elongated shape.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Pedal

      By John Howe

      from Goshen, KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

        Great Pedals. Transitioned from ClickR' pedals to PD-A530s. The 530s are easy to click in and click out but not to the level of the ClickR' pedals. I would prefer that Shimano reduce the tension on the 530s to make it easier to unclip closer to the ClickR' pedals. For new users of clipless pedals I strongly recommend the ClickR' Setup. If you have experience with clipless pedals then the A530s are a great choice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        These are great

        By Chris

        from Berea, Oh

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

          I bought these to put on my LHT I have another set on my road bike and I love the versatility of being able to wear clipless or normal shoes. Sometimes I just want to cruise up to the market or to the local watering hole and just want to be casual and they allow me to do this and then be able to clip in for my weekly rides without having to change pedals or ride a different bike. I'm a fan.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great pedals

          By Outdoor Enthusiast

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

            I like these pedals because they're versitile. I can use the clips for more adventurous riding and the platforms when riding more leisurely with my kids.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Always shimano

            By Mike

            from Boston

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

            I've only used Shimano pedals so can't compare to others. Have always been satisfied with their product and this one is no different. Threw these on my single speed commuter and absolutely love it. Riding clipless is the way to go on a singlespeed. Have yet to use the platform side, but good to know it's there if I need to go around the corner and don't want to wear my bike shoes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Best of both worlds" is correct

            By lenco49

            from New York City

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

              I would love to ride my Trek Madone with its Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals full-time. Alas, my age has caught up with me...I am no longer agile enough to unclip fast enough on busy local streets. After one-too-many painful and embarrassing falls it was clearly time for a change. With the A530s I can still clip-in on long, unobstructed rides and use the platform side on stop-and-go city streets. I'm using the A530s on my Trek 7500 Hybrid as well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Work great, dual role

              By Johnny RC

              from Billings, Mt

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

              I put these on my hardtail so I can just ride around the neighborhood with my kids, but I can still clip in for trail riding without changing anything. Has worked fine for me. I find the clipping the same as my 785 trail pedals. Sure they're heavy, but why would you put these on a race bike?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good SPD for first timer

              By SG

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

                This was my first SPD and I wanted the ability to use it with regular shoes. The clip worked great with Shimano SH-RT32 shoes. The platform while large enough lacks a good grip, so it is ok with sneakers but not so good with dress shoes or sandals. Overall, I think it is a great SPD for commuter or fitness rider. Unfortunately, my TREK 7.2 where I had them got stolen last week (welcome to NYC). I am not sure what type of bike I am getting next, but the pedals are likely to be these again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                There are better/cheaper options

                By EC

                from Tennessee

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Not The Lightest
                • Very Poor Grip

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding

                Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

                There are better and cheaper options such as the Wellgo WPD-M-17C, which have substantially better platform grip. The clips on these are good, like most other Shimano clipless, but foot slides easily off the platform side as it's just a couple of smooth edges for grip.. forget it when wet. A design upgrade with the option for pins would make this a pretty good dual pedal. As they are, they're best for casual riders that want might want to try clipless but still have a platform, albeit not a good platform.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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