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Description

Shimano's Workhorse SPD Pedal

The Shimano M540 shares many of the upsides of the XTR-grade M959 mountain bike pedal at a fraction of the cost. It has an open binding mechanism to make clipping easier than ever, and its weight blows away all of its competitors in its price range. And with the M540 there is no better value when it comes to shedding mud and debris. Its chrome-moly spindle and low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle gives it serious durability.

If you ride a road bike, why should you consider the M540 instead of a set of Dura-Ace pedals? The cleats of the M540 are small so they recess flush with the tread on the bottom of your shoes. With recessed cleats you can walk to your heart's content without having to worry about slipping and sliding on your cleats and making a racket as your plastic cleats click-clack on the ground. These pedals are two-sided, too, so clipping in and out at a stop light is a breeze. If you plan on making walking a significant part of your daily riding habits, a mountain bike pedal is ideal -- even if your only bike is a road bike!

Features:

  • Double-sided M540 SPD is the best utility for the price on the market
  • Robust construction is extremely durable and sheds mud and debris
  • Aluminum and chromoly construction
  • 5 degrees of float
  • Pair of SM-SH51 SPD cleats included
  • Adjustable tension
  • Compatible with 2-hole SPD cleat pattern
  • 9/16 in spindle diameter
  • Available in Silver or Black colorways
  • Weight: 490g pair

  • B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

    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: 352 grams

    Weight: 352 grams

    Cleat Type: MTB Cleats 

    Pedal Type: MTB Pedals 

    Silver

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540 

    Black

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540L 

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    Reviewed 8/10/2023
    by epbob
    Cycling Enthusiast
    El Paso, TX
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    The Shimano sweet spot for MTB pedals

    For performance and value, these are the "just right" ones. I've tried the more expensive ones and didn't notice any improvement in performance. On the other hand, I've tried the less expensive model and just like the sleek spindle on the 540 better, not to mention the few grams of weight savings. They come in black and silver color options and the silver is more pleasing to my eye.

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    Reviewed 6/19/2023
    by TB
    Missouri
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    Best MTB pedals for the money.

    Ordered these for a new gravel bike. Didn't really want to go with road pedals and my road shoes for mostly gravel. They are great pedals and if you are paying more it is just to save a few grams. Not that important for a gravel bike. I ordered from BikeTiresDirect to be sure I didn't get counterfeit Shimano like I did with Shimano chain from Amazon.

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    Reviewed 8/11/2023
    by Special K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Illinois
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    Great value & functionality

    I was familiar with Shimano's other SPD pedals & needed a set of SPD's to use with a new gravel bike. These work just as well as Shimano's pricier models at a very reasonable cost & weight.

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    Reviewed 7/13/2023
    by Alan
    portland Or
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    Pedals

    Easy in and easy out. Works well.

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    Reviewed 10/2/2020
    by bhanna5
    Casual Cyclist
    Conshohocken, PA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    These were a game changer for me

    Easy to use and install, the M540s completely changed the feel and ride of my hybrid bike. Being new to cycling, I had no idea how powerful and connected clipless pedals make a rider feel. I took to riding longer and much faster, and the pedals never disappoint. Shimano makes a great product here, and a couple of my friends now ride the same clipless pedals. Quite honestly, there's no way I'd want to ride my bike without them. I stay clipped in and getting out is a snap. I have had a few mishaps where I forget or slow down to a stop too soon, which has caused a couple spills. After installation, I would suggest practicing for a few minutes before attempting your normal ride.

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    Reviewed 6/12/2023
    by Anonymous
    Tucson
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    Perfect

    I needed pedals to go with walkable cleats.

    These fit the bill.

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    Reviewed 4/20/2023
    by OMillsPA
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Central PA
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    I bought these because they are tough

    I've had these in the past. I know they will last. They are heavy though.

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    Reviewed 5/16/2022
    by DrumEmpo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St. Charles, MO
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Hold On Tight!

    Finally upgraded my pedals on my 2021 Giant Advanced Revolt 3. These pedals perform as expected and keep the compliment the existing color scheme. Sturdy clip-in with a quick release when needed.

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    Reviewed 11/1/2018
    by Sisophous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    New Rochelle, NY
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Works Great With No Adjustments needed

    These work perfectly with nothing required to adjust. The is one big issue I had and that was my pedals I was replacing after 23 years of usage were impossible to remove from my bike. I had the right tool but could not get them off and even the bike shop struggled and had to take the bike to the back of the shop and mount it. So I dished out $12 in labor cost to get the old pedals off and these installed. Don't be surprised if you have the same issue. There is no reason to purchase any other similar pedals. These are lightweight and are flawless.

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    Reviewed 12/23/2022
    by East Coast biker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Eastern US
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    The SPD pedal is an easy in and out. I've tried the rest.

    I use these on my road bikes. Super easy to clip in and out at lights and other stops.

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    Reviewed 12/8/2022
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Sacramento CA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Ideal clip in/clip out

    This item was easy to install. It also fits both of my bike shoes with a quick release

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    Reviewed 1/19/2017
    by Double E
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St George, Utah
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    SWEET

    Been using egg beaters thinking they were easier to clip in and out until i tried a pair of 540. so far they have been very reliable and easy to get clipped inout. would buy again

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    Reviewed 9/24/2020
    by David
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Greenville, SC
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Perfect and inexpensive.

    Great pedals for anyone who wants to wear "walkable" bike shoes (recessed cleats). Double sided and easy to get in and out of. I use them on my road bike. Light and versatile.

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    Reviewed 9/26/2020
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Steamboat Springs, CO
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Solid, good quality pedals; expect they will last as long as my 1990s SPD road pedals

    Solid pedals; good quality; function well, minimal maintenance. I have been riding Shimano SPD pedals on all my bikes for several decades. My son got me to try other brand pedals which were ok but I ride mountain, gravel and road in the same set of shoes so SPD pedals work the best for me. I still use a set of road SPD pedals from the early 90s that still work great.

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    Reviewed 8/13/2020
    by Alan
    Katy
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great pedals!

    This is my fourth set of double-sided Shimano pedals of this type. They are good looking, rugged, and, in my opinion, faster in and out of than the typical road bike Look style or even Speedplays. I know most riders think of these as mountain bike pedals but they are the primary style of road bike pedals I have used in in over 10 years and over 37,000 miles in my road bikes.

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    Reviewed 6/19/2020
    by Jim
    Wisconsin
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great pedals!

    I had some older shimano pedals and was noticing too much float. I bought these and bingo, my knee problems subsided.

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    Reviewed 8/31/2014
    by Anonymous
    Competitive Racer
    Seattle, WA
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Sturdy Girdy

    Crank brothers blew up in the middle of a long ride. Very frustrating. Now I'm back to these pedals on my commuter, mountain bike, and cross bike. Reliable and inexpensive.

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    Reviewed 5/5/2014
    by ScottP
    Competitive Racer
    Eugene, Or
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    5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    Crank Bros to SPD

    So I have been using Crank Brothers Egg beater pedal for years. I broke one once during a race, and have blown out bearings. So at the advise of many fellow racers I made the switch to SPD. These 540, XT & XTR pedals. Immediately with all three levels I noticed a larger, better platform under my foot. ( I use carbon soled MTB shoes) These pedal just feel solid. I did a race last week which was very muddy. These didn't seem to shed the mud like I remember egg beaters doing, but I could be wrong. I made this switch this within 6 months, so I feel to be more fair to crank bros I need to allow more evaluation time, but so far, IM liking the change.

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    Reviewed 2/17/2020
    by Gecko Sprock
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Washougal Hills
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Nice Pedals Easy Clip INOut

    Use it on my road bike. Easy clip inout. No false clip-outs.

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    Reviewed 1/16/2020
    by Anonymous
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Solid performer

    Well made for years of service. Only issue was they were not fully lubricated, so had to oil them after first couple of rides. But otherwise great!

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