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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Clipless Pedals Black
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Shimano PD-M540 SPD Clipless Pedals

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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%.

    Weight: 352 grams

    Weight: 352 grams

    Cleat Type: MTB Cleats 

    Pedal Type: MTB Pedals 

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    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540 

    Black

    Mfg PartNum: EPDM540L 

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    Reviewed 5/16/2022
    by DrumEmpo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    St. Charles, MO
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    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 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 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 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 9/24/2020
    by David
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Greenville, SC
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    1 of 1 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 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 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 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 2/17/2020
    by Gecko Sprock
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Washougal Hills
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    1 of 1 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 6/28/2021
    by Rich Moll
    Daily Commuter
    Hartford, CT
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    Well designed & built

    I installed on my new Roubaix. Pedals are operating smoothly. I prefer SPD on my road bikes, cuz I like to stop & explore by foot a lot of the time. wearing MB shoes allows me to do this.

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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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    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 5/24/2018
    by Mister Magoo
    San Francisco
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Great Upgrade

    Ive used the 520s for years now and finally upgraded my bikes to the 540s. For me, the decision came down to higher quality materials used on the spindle of the 540 vs the 520, and the better support feeling of the cleat interface. The 520s are great if you are unsure of clipless and want to try it. The 540s are perfect for an upgrade and a rider who wants to get more adventurous with their rides.

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    Reviewed 3/9/2018
    by Anonymous
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    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Works!

    No other description needed. Just works and a great price to boot!

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    Reviewed 3/31/2017
    by NordMN
    Competitive Racer
    Northern Minnesota
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    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great pedals for my GravelCyclocross Bike

    Purchased these pedals for my new GravelCyclocross bike. These pedals have the performance I was looking for in an all-round performer for a variety of riding conditions.

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    Reviewed 3/9/2017
    by Rides in the rain
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Edmonds, WA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Shimano pedals - reliable and as tough as they come.

    Smooth-turning, tough, general purpose clip-in pedal. Works well for road or mountain biking I have the same style of pedals on both types of bikes and like the fact that I can switch bikes without worrying about different shoes. I'm still using other SPD pedals dating back eight years and they keep spinning without any problems. I put this pair on a new road bike. One quibble is that because they are double-sided, there is a slight weight penalty over single-sided clip-in pedals. Over than that, a great pair of pedals and, of course, delivered with Bike Tire Direct's speedy delivery service.

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    Reviewed 4/23/2019
    by Berlinerluft
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Berlin, Germany
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    Perfect!

    After a lifetime of Look-type pedal, I decided to give these a go as I do a lot of longish distance riding and it's nice not tearing up cleat after cleat. Solidly built and efficient.

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    Reviewed 10/11/2018
    by Anonymous
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    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Perfect for me.

    Using them for the road and mountain bike.

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    Reviewed 10/6/2012
    by Rich
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    rock solid and easy

    I use these pedals to commute, mtn bike and ride 100 milers on the weekend. I like their versatility and ease of use.

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