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Shimano PD-RS500 SPD-SL Pedals

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Easier engagement for beginner riders

Featuring a larger entry for easier engagement, the Shimano PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal is optimized for amateur cyclists with a wider platform and lighter spring tensions.

Features & Specs:

  • Easy step in, easy step out
  • Lighter spring tension optimized for beginner riders
  • Larger entry target for easier engagement
  • Cascaded features from top-tier systems
  • Extra-wide platform transfers pedaling power efficiently
  • Durable stainless steel body plate reduces flex and pedal body wear

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.

Mfg PartNum: EPDRS500 

Cleat Type: Road Cleats 

Pedal Type: Road Pedals 

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Reviewed 6/23/2020
by cg
Cycling Enthusiast
Asheville NC
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A quality component from Shimano at a budget price

The pedal is marketed towards 'amateur cyclist'. This is a bit misleading. The design, construction and weight (315gpair) are almost identical an older model Ultegra, which these were bought to replace. Recommended. Put the money saved towards a good pair of cycling shoes.

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Reviewed 5/8/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Central PA
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Overall, a good value

Use it on my daily ride. They work fine.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 8/23/2019
by mpirog
Cycling Enthusiast
Devine, TX
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
First time with these type of pedals

As with the shoes this is the first time I have used this type of pedal. At times I have issues trying to clip in but I think I'm just overthinking the process and I know after a few more rides clipping in will become more natural.

Once clipped in the pedals keep me locked in with just enough float to keep up a steady cadence. I will keep this setup for a year or so and then look into upgrading.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 8/15/2019
by Don Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Atlanta
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Excellent Pedals

Got these to take to France to use on another bike. I use another set of the same pedals on the bike I own. They are tough, light, and easily installed. Good product!

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 3/16/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado Frontrange Foothills
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Work as expected

They do the job. I want all my (and my family's) bikes to use the same system so the pedals are a low cost way for converting old and cheaper bikes.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 5/25/2018
by DR Dave
Cycling Enthusiast
Bayfield, CO
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Truly a bargain in clipless pedals

I often recommended this pedal to new riders, it has an easy to enter platform. It is a great value, even better on sale with typical Shimano quality.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 3/30/2018
by Norcal rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Auburn Ca
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
st pedal for the price

For the money you can't find a better road pedal. I have a couple of pairs of Look Keo pedals, (uncluding the new Keo 2 blade). I prefer the Shimano pedals as they have a wider cleat platform , easier to clip in, and the cleats last forever (compared to the Keo's). I think Shimano uses the same bearings for all their road pedals, only difference is the pedal body, these are alluminum. The only problem I have encountered with the Shimano pedals is if you are constantly messing with the tension release, afer a period of time, you stop getting that positive clicking sound letting you know that you have advanced to the next higher or lower setting. I set mine in the middle range and don't fiddle with it. Why spend close to or over a hundred dollars when these will do the job for a fantastic price?

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 3/1/2018
by SG
Competitive Racer
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Beginner Pedals

Really good pedals.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 1/25/2018
by Anonymous
cape fear
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great for the money

All around the required function

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 11/2/2017
by Anonymous
Ogden Ut
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
White Shimano pedals

I got thes pedals because of price. They are just as awesom as the Dura Ace pedals i used daily for almosr eight years i may get another pair for my other Road bike.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 9/15/2014
by Verelle
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great pedals for the price

I just switched to these pedals from my old hand-me-down pair because I wanted a pair with 'float'. These are great! They were easy to transition to, and the pedals are large enough that I can use them with my street shoes.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 9/21/2017
by Momentum
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland Oregon
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
My first road bike pedals and they work great!

My first road bike pedals. I have SPDs on my other bike but these work well and are easy to clip in and out of. I'm just getting back into riding again, not sure if I'd appreciate the lighter versions. Maybe I'll get the lighter versions for my next road bike.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 10/18/2012
by 55+
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern Ohio
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great for Second Bike

Nice to be able to upgrade back up bike, while my main ride is in the shop !

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 4/26/2012
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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great clips

Exactly as marked. Easy to install on road bike.

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Review for Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Pedals
Reviewed 1/16/2012
by oldrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Norcal
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Top notch pedal at entry level price

These are great pedals for the price. Bearings run nice and smooth, easy clip in and out, far range of adjustment for cleat tension, cleats last a long time. I have two bikes and have Look pedals on one of them. I wanted to change over to Shimano for both so I could use my newer shoes for both bikes. I have Shimano 105 5700's on the other bike. Can't tell a difference. The R540's have a rubber cleat plate vs a stainless steel for the 5700. Both are wide with a low platform. To top if off I got it at a low price with a price match. I really can't say anything negative about these pedals. Great product for the price.

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