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. This is the top-of-the-line pedal for those who don't want the top of the line price.
Package includes two pedals and Shimano SPD cleats.
- Weight: 350 g
- Float: 5 deg
- Material: Steel spindle, aluminum body
- Requires 8mm Allen hex key for installation
- Includes Shimano SH51 Cleat Set
- Sold as a Pair: You will receive one left and one right pedal.
Within the Shimano line I started buying xtr level p went down to xt and finally down to these. They work just as well and are as durable as the more expensive Shimano offerings.
I use the SH56 multi release cleat as I climb steep rock faces and if the attempt is missed then its necessary to get unclipped in a hurry.
If your on a budget or like me a buyer who likes to get great value, this pedal is the perfect choice. Hope that helps out.
8 months ago
Since I like to be able to escape in difficult situations, I apply a light coat of White Lightning wax chain lube to the contact surfaces before each ride. That gives a smooth and predictable exit every time I need it.
These are great pedals. I have not found another that is as reliable at any cost.
PROS: Easy in and out, Durable
PROS: durability, price, Weight
PROS: Solid, Two sided
BEST USES: CX, Around town, MTB, XC
PROS: easy to clip in, Sheds Mud, Adjustible Tension, Durable, Float, Easy to clip in and out, Adjustable tension
BEST USES: All MTN, XC
PROS: Easy In Easy Out
PROS: Easy to change tightness, Good for beginners
BEST USES: Road, Cross country
PROS: Rock solid construction
CONS: A little Heavy
PROS: Tough, Light, Durable
BEST USES: Mountain Bike, Cross country
CONS: None so far
PROS: Durable pedals, Easy to adjust
CONS: no real problems
PROS: Rugged, Highly Compatible
BEST USES: Free Riding, Casual Trails, Downhill, Cyclocross, Cross Country, Single Track
PROS: Highly Compatible, Rugged
BEST USES: Cross Country, Casual Trails
PROS: Highly Compatible, Rugged
PROS: Feels very solid, Easy to clip in and out
BEST USES: Single Track, Steep Gravelly Hills, Cross country
PROS: Easy to get out, Seems well built
CONS: none at this time
PROS: Inexpensive, Durable
PROS: Solid, Good Value, Easy Installation
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.
PROS: Easier Release, Adjustable tension
CONS: Clipping In When Muddy
PROS: Sheds Mud Easily, Reliable, Durable
BEST USES: Trail, XC
PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Install
6 months ago
PROS: Durable, Functional
PROS: Lightweight, Durable, Stylish, Dual-striking Entry, Solid Construction
CONS: Ease Of Release Sticks
PROS: Easy to work on, Durable, Great Bearings
BEST USES: all mountain, XC
PROS: Great in Mud, Easy to maintain, Affordable, Solid connection
CONS: Heavy Who cares
BEST USES: Touring, XC, Cyclocross
PROS: price function
PROS: Rugged, Lightweight, Highly Compatible
BEST USES: Single Track, gravel/CX, Cross Country
PROS: Lightweight, Rugged, Highly Compatible
PROS: Easy to get out of in a hurry, Rugged, Highly Compatible
BEST USES: Casual Trails, Road riding, Cyclocross
The price was right as well, half the total price if I had purchased them retail in Canada.
PROS: Slip Right Into The Pedal, Easy to Install and Use
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