Shimano A520 SPD Touring Pedals
Lightweight SPD pedal.
- Extra-wide platform for excellent foot support, optimised for long-distance riding.
- SPD compatible - used with a recessed cleat SPD MTB shoe, you can walk and ride in the same shoes when touring.
- Single-sided cleat-retention mechanism (simpler and lighter than double sided.
- In practice, single sided isn't such a disadvantage as it might sound because the pedal is weighted so the 'correct' side tends to be right way up when you need to engage.
- Aluminium body.
- CrMo spindle.
- Sealed bearing.
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|The older I get, the less I want to hobble around in my racing shoes, slipping and sliding and wearing out my plastic cleats at a terrifying rate. Then somebody told me about Shimano's A520 touring pedals which look very much like the road variety but take long-lasting metal cleats. They have made a real difference to my cycling as I can wear comfortable, grippy SPD cleated shoes and not look out of place on my racing bike. If you walk as well as ride, buy some. They're great.|
|As SPD (rather than SPD-SL) this is not the most common choice for a road bike. As the name suggests, they may be aimed more at the touring market. However, for an old set of knees they are great because of the wide platform, adjustable degree of play and ease with which one can clip in and out. They're also relatively lightweight, look ok and accept both a road shoe (with supplied cleats) and MTB shoe with recessed cleat.|
|These pedals are great on a general purpose bike; you can then use any sort of shoe, either trainers or SPD compatible shoes. Great for jumping on the bike and riding to the pub in trainers, or for longer epics with 'proper shoes'. I now have two pairs, and have used them very well in adventure races when you don't know which shoes you may be using; often both in the same race! No need to change pedals. Pure and simple - buy some - you won't regret it.|