This is a Dual Salom, Freeride, BMX style platform/SPD with dual sided entry, dual sided spring tension adjustment and Shimanos patented "pop-up" feature.
This item includes 2 pedals (enough for one bike).
|Material:||Aluminum Body w/ Resin Platform, Cartridge Style CroMo Axle|
|Colors:||Silver with Black Cage|
Package includes Shimano SPD single release cleats (SM-SH51).
PROS: Good Platform, Stable, Dual Sided Entry, Strong, Adjustable
CONS: Heavy, Slightly Cheap Cage
Good, quality pedals. They are durable, and have taken quite a few big rocks and other miscellany. They turn smoothly after about 2500 miles with minimal maintenance. I thoroughly enjoy the ample cage on the pedal, even when clipped in, as it reduces pressure on the ball of my foot. I have had no issues clipping in after getting used to them, and keep one side on light tension, the other on heavy.
The axle seal weeps grease with temperature changes. You'll need to clean it after almost every ride. The cage gets in the way of general cleaning of the pedal without some really small brushes
I would highly recommend this pedal for general use. While it lacks the open design of its higher-end cousins, it is a good, affordable starting point for a clipless pedal.
PROS: Affordable, Adaptable, Durable
CONS: Difficult to clean
BEST USES: Technical, Trail use, Commuting
PROS: Good Platform, Dual Sided Entry, Increases Pedaling Efficiency
PROS: Stable platform, Easy in and out
CONS: Durability questionable, A little Heavy
BEST USES: Weekend warriors, Riders new to clipless
PROS: Great price, Easy to use
PROS: Flexable, Durable
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Adjustable, Good Platform, Dual Sided Entry
CONS: Flimsy Design, Heavy
1 year ago
PROS: Price Point, Value, Quality, Versatility
PROS: More comfortable, Ease of clipping in
BEST USES: Trail riding, XC
6 months ago
PROS: easy to clip in, Easy to adjust, Durable, Affordable
PROS: Resin cage, Semi platform
CONS: Hard to clip-in w cage
PROS: Highly Compatible, Rugged, Lightweight
BEST USES: Cross Country, Casual Trails, Free Riding
PROS: Durable, Comfortable, Adjustable
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry, Good Platform
6 months ago
12 months ago
1 year ago
11 months ago
PROS: Good price, Wide, Multi use, Durable
BEST USES: Regular Riding No Cleats, Mountainbiking
I find being clipped in extremely helpful on roads but I was afraid of being clipped in off-road. So I can switch to unclipped when I feel uneasy about the terrain. However, the unclipped platform area does feel small compared to the Odyssey pedals I'm used to. I also feel the "bump" from the front clip when not clipped in. This takes some getting used to especially with regular shoes or sneakers. These pedals are dual-sided so I would seriously consider single-sided pedals such as the Shimano PD-M324 if I had to do it over. However, these pedals are great for the price. I suspect that I will be going clipped more often as I get used to these clips and MTB shoes and use the flat platform just with regular shoes or sneakers.
One other hint. Lighten up the clip tension before trying them out for the first time. I used the default tension setting on the pedal and only clipped in my right foot. I could not unclip my shoe no matter what I tried. I had to pull my foot out of the shoe, get off the bike and then finally managed to yank the shoe out. I slightly mangled the bottom of the shoe where the clips are attached. I use a tension setting of 3 full turns and I can now easily clip and unclip without slipping out.
PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency
PROS: Highly Compatible
CONS: Dent or Scratch to Easily
BEST USES: Casual Trails, Cross Country, Single Track
PROS: Moderate price, Durrable, Larger platform for feet
BEST USES: Mountian biking, BMX
PROS: Easy In Easy Out
CONS: None that I've found
PROS: Perfect for what it is, Clip or no clip easy
CONS: Possible metal cage
The plastic cage seems sturdy enough for commuting in the city. I've fallen several times while clipped in at a tighter setting and the cages haven't broken yet.
BEST USES: Casual Trails, Free Riding, Cross Country
PROS: Good Platform, Dual Sided Entry, Reliable Entry/Exit
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