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Shimano PD-A530 Pedals

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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
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual riding (5)
    • Mountain biking (4)
    • Road biking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    first set of clipless pedals

    By desert

    from barstow ca

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

    I purchased these as my first clipless pedals never ridden clipless before and now im using them on both my all mountain and cross country mountain bikes i really like these pedals they give you the option of platform and clipless for a versitile riding experience although a little tricky to get the side your wanting do take some getting used to but overall good pedals

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great pedal for the price

    By Sir Trent

    from Murrieta, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

      I purchased these pedals for a mid 80's Cinelli Super Corsa I am refurbishing and wanted clip in pedals on the avid long rides but wanted to cruise the neighborhood casual without issues. These pedals work great for both conditions. These pedals have the tension adjuster for the clips and the pedal shaft bearings. The bearings are a little on the tight side out of the box but break in pretty quick. Very impressed with these pedals for the price point.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Why was I scared

      By Scubaman

      from Redding Ca

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

        First time using clip less. Was a bit nervous after reading about first timers falling. Installed them on a stationary bike first and practiced uncliping. So far no crashes. I felt the difference right away. Did a 33 mi ride today and noticed that I no longer have to shift my feet while peddling. My feet tended to shift while riding and was always having to correct my foot position. Now they don't

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Good SPD, Mediocre Platform

        By kiloj

        from Somerville, MA

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding

          Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

          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.

           
          4.0

          best in category ;o)

          By paquetal

          from Qc, CA

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Expensive At Msrp

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding

          Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

          Gets a 5 star at discount price (expensive at msrp). Had another pair on the tandem for years and they are a pleasure; i.e. exactly what I needed with no compromize on either side. Purchased another for the commuter bike­ for the same reason ... and the new price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good 1st SPD cleat

          By faceplanter in NoAr

          from Arlington, Va

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

            Good for 1st time SPD cleat user with Keen Womens Springwater Ii Shoe. Trail/street riding in DC with easy in easy out for walking. Good platform side for non-SPD cleat shoe comfort. No problem rotating the pedal to use cleat side.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Convenient

            By Ando

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Mountain Biking
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

              I got these pedals for my casual fixed gear commuter because I LOVE riding fixed clipless, but sometimes when I'm just going a mile or so I just wanted to stick to regular street shoes, and these were the answer. Good bearings, tried and trued SPD cleats, really no drawback. Great for any bike you plan on riding with both clipless and urban shoes. However I would NOT recommend using the flat side for MTB; it's not nearly sticky enough for trails. I think of this more as a commuter pedal than an MTB pedal.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best for my needs

              By Latif

              from Arcata,CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Shimano PD-A530 Pedals:

                This my second pair of this pedal.I like being able to ride around town in any shoes, specially my Keens and not be clipped in. I'm most comfortable riding clipless though and it's the side that gets used the most.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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