Shimano Pedals M520 Most Popular and Widely Used For Gravel Bike

Shimano Pedals M520 Most Popular and Widely Used For Gravel Bike

Shimano Pedals PD M520 is one of the most popular and widely used pedals for gravel bike is the Shimano Pedals. This pedal has many functions. This is a type of clipless pedal.

These pedals have two sides like pedals in general. You can clamp both sides of the pedals if you are off-roading. The feature provided on these Shimano pedals is the presence of 2 bolts even without using a clip.

This pedal has a bearing in the form of a sealed cartridge to reduce dirt and water entering. In addition, you can adjust the pedals to the type of shoe you are using.

The price of these pedals reaches $120 with a lot of functionality. You can get these pedals in silver/black, silver/white, or silver color options. These pedals weigh 380 grams and are one of the must-have pedals for a gravel bike.

Features

  • Compact body design with open binding for easy-entry
  • Better mud and debris shedding than any pedal in its class
  • Customize the entry and release tension settings
  • Chrome-moly spindle and low-maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle 1

Product Specifications

 

MODEL NOPD-M520
SERIESSHIMANO DEORE M6000 Series
ColorSilver | Black
Average weight380 ( /pair)
BindingDual Sided
Cartridge axle
CategoryOFF ROAD
Cleat includedSM-SH51
Cleat retention adjuster
Model Year2004
Optional cleatSM-SH56
TypeOff-Road (SPD)
ReflectorSM-PD22
Sealed mechanism
 

Reviewers

Legendary pedals that offer genuine Shimano SPD performance at an amazing price
Buy if, You want all the benefits of SPD pedals without digging into your beer money2
 
  • ProsKeen pricing, straight forward adjustment, reliability and simplicity of maintenance
  • ConsThey aren’t much to look at, but that’s being really fussy
 

AN ODE TO THE SHIMANO PD-M520, THE WORLD’S MOST RELIABLE PEDAL

The decades-long story of one of cycling’s most enduring designs, what is perhaps the world’s biggest-selling clipless pedal, and a personal quest to find its inventor. ~ IAIN TRELOAR 3

Value for money dual-sided SPD pedals

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These mountain bike clipless pedals have sealed cartridge bearing spindles, which keep out water and mud for a smooth action and lasting durability.4

Rating

4.7/5

Shimano Pedals M520 Video

So after 1000km and a bit of touring I thought I’d mention a few things about this Shimano M520 dual-sided clipless SPD pedal (very similar to the XTR version of this pedal or M540, weights 380g a pair NOT 280 as I thought) Plus costs 30 euros or soo… Good price right?

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References

  1. https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/deore-m6000/PD-M520.html
  2. https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/pedals/shimano-pd-m520-pedals-review/
  3. https://cyclingtips.com/2020/07/an-ode-to-the-shimano-pd-m520-the-worlds-most-reliable-pedal/
  4. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-pd-m520-pedals