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Shimano PD-EH500 Dual Sided Pedals
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Description

The Best Of Both Worlds

The Shimano PD-EH500 is designed to offer versatile, secure pedaling on your next two-wheeled adventure. A true explorer, the Shimano EH500 is a dual-sided pedal with a traditional platform on one side, and an SPD clip-in design on the other. With a light action, the SPD mechanism makes frequent stepping in and out easier than more race-oriented SPD pedals. While the flat side utilizes eight threaded traction pins for better grip for stable pedaling, even in wet conditions.

Features:

  • Versatile dual-sided pedal.
  • One side light-action SPD, the other side flat.
  • Optimized for urban riding, convenient enough for road touring.
  • Includes Shimano SM-SH56 cleats.
  • Claimed weight: 383g.

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Specifications

Weight: 383 grams

Mfg PartNum: EPDEH500 

Cleat Type: 2-bolt 

PD-EH500 SPD Pedals

Pedal Type: MTB Pedals 

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Reviewed 4/8/2024
by pierre b
boston MA
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Rock Solid for Daily Commuting

Switched to SPDs on both summer and winter bikes using cleated shimano mtb shoes and winter boots. Love them. Shave 10-15% off my daily commute with these new pedals, pedaling is so efficient and smooth. Adjustable, easy to get in and out, tight or slightly less, they work super well and easy to install. The flat shoe side is way large enough for ordinary shoes when needed. Just factor about an added 1/2� in height when using cleats, by adjusting your seat height.

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Reviewed 12/1/2023
by Anonymous
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Really nice pedals-suggest mod to upgrade

I bought these for my all rounder bike. Coming from the traditional toe strap pedals, these are safer and more efficient. Clipping in is really easy, so much in fact you can sometimes find yourself clipped and not really feel the difference underfoot until you pull up and notice you are engaged. As a habit now, I always pull up on the first stroke just to check which side of the pedal I�m on. This leads me to my hack for this pedal. Change out the pedal pins to longer ones (Shimano, it would be an ace if you could include this with the pedals!). I immediately helps you distinguish the clip side from the non clip side. I will also improve the grip on non clip shoes. Overall, nice build quality, function and appearance!

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Reviewed 11/11/2023
by jmhogi
Cycling Enthusiast
Coarsegold, Ca.
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
To clip or not to clip

Installed these pedals on my wife's Specialized Creo EVO. We do a lot of riding on fire roads in the mountain area, and she is uneasy being clipped in in certain circumstances. Before I would have to change the pedals to match the type of ride we were doing. But now these pedals have solved that problem. She can clip in when she wants or use the platform side when needed. Easy to clip in and out of. I am even looking to get a pair for my gravel bike. Very happy with this purchase.

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Reviewed 3/30/2023
by Overlander
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Boulder, CO
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Good pedal option for dual-purpose bike

I put these Shimano pedals on my commuting bike, a Kona Jake with fenders, to replace similar pedals made by Crank Bros. because I decided to shift to SPD cleats. My Crank Bros. pedals and cleats were getting harder to quickly clip in, and it turns out that the SPD pedals and cleats clip in better for me. These two-sided pedals have a better grip on the platform side, too, with the small screw-ins compared to less grippy bumps on the Crank Bros. two-sided pedals. I'm pleased with the change and pleased with the Shimano pedals.

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Reviewed 11/9/2023
by pdxtabs
Cycling Enthusiast
Vancouver, WA
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Double sided pedals are a compromise

Double sided pedals are a compromise. The advantage is that you get platforms and clip-less in one pedal. The disadvantage is that you can find yourself on the wrong side. If you need this compromise, as I do on one of my bicycles, these are great pedals.

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Reviewed 11/3/2023
by Anonymous
Central coast California
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This pedal grips

I love this pedal for my road bike. I dont want to put bike shoes on for a short ride, so these work for both. Some dual pedals allow your foot to slip off, these do not. Highly recommended if you are looking for a dual purpose.

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Reviewed 10/13/2022
by Dog''s Boy
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Sunny Southern OR Coast
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Shimano quality pedals with both flats & SPDs

I replaced a no-name pedal that was of a similar function (SPD/Flat) on my mountain bike yesterday. The other one was more difficult to clip in, and I was hoping for the vaunted Shimano quality.

While I haven't used it extensively yet, I can say that it is MUCH easier to clip into these pedals as they stay in a position and don't rotate freely, allowing the clips to stay up while I prepare to engage. And it is very smooth to disengage from the clips -- very important on a mountain bike.

The downsides thus far? First, you have to manually install the 16 small pins onto the pedal; they do not come installed. Be sure to put the side with the small (hex wrench) hole facing out so you can tighten them. (MY GF is mechanically challenged yet never reads directions, and installed them all on her pedals with the points facing out via pliers. She's already lost 3 pins, and I was able to remove one with just my fingers. The wrench hole faces out!)

Second, the flat platform is much smaller than other such pedals on the market, including the one removed. That may limit the traction you get on this pedal, or the type of footwear that is suitable. I prefer SPDs, so the flats are mainly used where there is significant danger of tipping down a slope.

These pedals can be installed with a 6mm hex wrench or a standard cone wrench.

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Reviewed 7/6/2023
by Dan C
Cycling Enthusiast
Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Just Right

I like the duel sided pedals for my adventure bike. These Shimanos were out of stock for some time so I tried one of the cheap Amazon brands. They went round and round but I could never get the clip in easily and they developed a squeak. Finally had enough and ordered these. Ahhh! Perfect mindless clip in, perfect dimensions, smooth and quality stuff. The flat side is good too. Shimano is the big dog for a reason. Great peddles.

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Reviewed 10/17/2021
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Good for beginner clipless rider

I have just started riding clipless and these pedals and the cleats provided with them have been a good introduction. The spring tension on the pedals is adjustable and you can start with a low tension that makes it easier to clip out at first and slowly increase the tension as you become more experienced till you find a tension suitable to you. The SH56 cleats that come with the pedals allow for easier clipping out and have saved me on several occasion were I came to a stop and forgot to clip out ahead of time.

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Reviewed 10/7/2021
by Submarine Veteran in AZ
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Surprise, AZ
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Rock solid performance and versatility on the fly

Installed a set of these on 3 bikes after shifting over from Crank Brothers so I could match my Garmin Power pedals. I love how these give me an option to 'unclip and flip' prior to some boulder drops where the roll out area is sparse or non-existent. As a 30-year clipless pedal user I was surprised how easy I became comfortable with these pedals. When I start off, if the shoe doesn't clip, I just lift my foot at the bottom and clip when when it gets to the top. It is automatic for me now, no thought or remembering required.

Adjustability is easy, and I like a nice 'grip' on my cleats, so the adjustments allow me to easily switch the medium out-of-the-box to a hang-on-for-dear-life grip.

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Reviewed 8/19/2021
by JoeS
Cycling Enthusiast
So. Florida
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Nice Pedals for casual and serious riding

I had two bikes until a month ago. I decided to sell my more casual ride. I want a cleat for my serious rides, but also wanted to be able to ride with just a sneaker for rides with my wife. This pedal looked to be the answer. It indeed is. It's got enough grip to hold the cleat for an energetic ride, but the other side is perfect for riding in my sneakers. If you are looking for a dual-purpose pedal, look no further, this one is what you want.

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Reviewed 5/17/2021
by Egbert
Texas
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent and intuitively designed

I am very new to cleats.

The bicycle I purchased came with Look pedal. So I initially purchased a Look cleat. However, I have friends who mentioned how they had fallen at traffic stops as they couldn't disengage in time.

I was truthfully a bit stressed and terrified but at the same time so eager to pass this stage in wearing clipless shoes. So I returned the Look cleats. Decided to change pedals. Opted for this one thinking i I might use the regular side and when I am comfortable will start using the cleat side of the pedal.

Well, I didn't realize that the pedal came with Shimano "multiple" range shoe cleats. I strained them to my bike shoes and nervously took it for a ride.

I was so thrilled to see how intuitively this is designed. It unlocks with twist out or twist in off your feet. Even more, if you have the cleats locked to the pedal and lose your balance while stopped and as a as reflex swing or move your legs in an attempt to land, the cleats intelligently disengage. This has happened to me at least 3 times and has saved me from falling and also avoiding embarrassment. I have now done close to 200 miles and never had to use the regular side of the pedal and always used the Cleats. I had no issues at all. I highly recommend this especially to those who are wanting to move the step towards clipless shoes and cleats but did not have the courage to do so

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Reviewed 2/4/2021
by Anonymous
Augusta, GA
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Works great with some caveats

Bought it for a trail work bike when I wear boots and sometimes my mtb shoes. Keeps me from having to change from flats to SPD. It's not as stable as bigger flats built specifically for that purpose, and the SPD side needed more tightening to keep the clear in place than my XT SPD pedals. So some compromises both ways, but if you have the need for an either/or option and you're not hitting gnarly terrain it should suit your needs. The quality seems spot on.

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Reviewed 12/26/2020
by MeatBall
Daily Commuter
Seattle, WA
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9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Light action that is a little too light

I like the pedals don't get me wrong. I ride on the flat side in boots with no fear of slipping when its cold and nasty, but the clip in side is just too light. It is light enough that I worry about slipping when I stand up to mash it. Looking at the springs it is clear that it is a bigger gauge (smaller size) spring. PD-M540 springs goes around the axial 4 times when PS-EH500 springs goes around 5 times. So I swapped the springs and boom, best of both worlds.

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Reviewed 12/19/2022
by Anonymous
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Redding, CAa
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Best of both worlds with Shimano Dual Sided Pedals

I use the Shimano PD-EH500 Pedals on my urban bike. They're perfect if I'm kicking around in casual apparel and shoes. If I have to do a quick run down the street to a neighbor or the mail box, the wide platform works great with tennis shoes etc.. For the longer rides I wear my SPD cleated shoes that have a more rigid insole. Very easy to clip in and release. Like all Shimano products, the product is quality and performs well.

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Reviewed 7/27/2023
by BobH
Daily Commuter
NJ
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Nice pedal, but difficult to flip when starting off.

It's a nice and versatile pedal but can be a challenge to flip to the right side needed when starting off to ride.

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Reviewed 7/17/2023
by Anonymous
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0 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Work great easy in and out

When I get a hot spot can switch to the flats and alleviate the extra pressure on the ball of my foot!

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Reviewed 5/16/2019
by Erik D
Daily Commuter
Ann Arbor, MI
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Best double sided pedal I've ever used (and I've used a lot)

These are the best dual sided pedals I've ever used! I have gone through several sets of the A530s, and always loved them, but the platform side on those does get awfully slick in wet conditions. With the little bolts on these pedals, the platform outperforms even the M324 with its traditional cage design. Even in the rain, with leather soled shoes on, my feet are stuck on those little bolts. The SPD side is, as advertised, much lighter than any other SPD pedal I've used. The downside is, I'm not entirely sure I'm clipped in till I look down (no loud click sound or sudden feeling of tension when you stick the cleats in). But, it makes sliding in and out of these much easier.

If you're shopping for a commuting or touring pedal, I can't imagine it gets any better than this.

Warning, though, you'll have to screw the little bolts in yourself. I was pretty pissed to see this when I opened the box, but it took all of 2 minutes to get them in.

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Reviewed 5/8/2023
by Anonymous
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Great pedal

It is great to have the flexibility of having both options available. The pedal performs very well.

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Reviewed 5/4/2023
by Anonymous
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Awesome quality price

Very good option for having options to be able to ride your bike in regular shoes or in SPD

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