April 23, 2018
SPD Shimano PD-M424 Pedals With Blocks
Universal platform, perfect for most driving styles
– Double-sided pop-up ties that hold the body at an angle of 12.5 degrees for easier and faster fastening.
– Durable, aluminum body and platform (M545)
– Large, highly impact-resistant platform for shoes without blocks for many applications (M424)
– Chromomolybdenum stem and compact shaft with sealed bearings, requiring no maintenance at times
– Adjustable support and adjustable release tension
Price per pair
Shimano PD-M424 SPD Pedal (9/16-Inch, Black/Silver)
- The spring loaded platform automatically positions the pedal at the perfect angle for clipping in — all the rider has to do it put a foot on the pedal and push down.
- The ease of operation makes this pedal particularly well suited to city riders that need to clip in and out at a moment’s notice and to aggressive mountain bike riders tackling technical terrain.
- The platform also offers greater stability and can be ridden without special shoes for impromptu jaunts to the grocery store.
- Since then, decades of legendary “in the dirt” dependability, reliability, and sheer endurance have made SPD the world’s go-to pedal technology.
- Shimano’s PD-M424 clipless pedals continue the SPD tradition.
- Each pedal is designed for easy clip-in and extra stability, with a spring-loaded platform that automatically position the pedal at the perfect angle for clipping in.
- All the rider has to do is put a foot on the pedal and push down.
- The intuitive operation makes this pedal particularly well suited to city riders that need to clip in and out at a moment’s notice, along with aggressive mountain bike riders tackling technical terrain.
- The platform also offers greater stability than other pedals, and can be ridden without special shoes for impromptu jaunts to the grocery store.
- The pedals come with a single pair of two-bolt SPD cleats.
- Shimano’s goal was to get quicker product feedback and to provide technical and warranty assistance to retailers selling bikes equipped with Shimano parts.
- Though Shimano American has grown from that first modest office staffed by only three people to a full distribution center with sales and marketing offices, its goals are the same: listen to customers and meet their needs for both bicycle and fishing products.
- They give you the ability to clip both sides or ride with flats on both sides.
- I’m even considering putting these on my road bike, since I ride with and without my cycling shoes all the time.
- As soon as this years championship international drunken downhill big wheel races are complete and this springs tricycle century race is over I’ll put them on my Mt bike and give them another review.
- Most clip in pedals hurt if you aren’t wearing the appropriate clip shoes, but he also rides this bike to school every day in regular sneakers, etc.
- After a year of races really hard off-trail training, the plastic “teeth” are a bit chewed up and starting to wear down, but when we replace them we’ll get these same exact pedals.
- I’ve used SPD style pedals for years and wanted something I could clip into for normal riding, but also have a platform for just hopping on the bike without cycling shoes.
- As the pedal shipped, the grip to my cleats was far too tight to fit my tastes, but they are adjustable and after spending a little time adjusting them, they are just how I like them.
- Not all of us can afford (in terms of money or space) to have a separate bike for leisurely rides with family and another for more serious rides and commutes, nor do we necessarily want to bother with shoes for short jaunts of less than a mile to the grocery.
- These pedals fit the bill perfectly, especially if the majority of your riding will be wearing bike shoes.
- Unless your a serious bicycle competitor that has a strong reason to be concerned about the small amount of plastic that makes these pedals double as platform pedals.
- Its actually fairly difficult otherwise to justify going with any other pedal than this one or one like it.
- The clips themselves function as you would expect, and are double sided to make clipping in and almost thoughtless process.
- The clips were a little stiff for my taste out of the box but that was corrected with about a quarter turn of an allen wrench.
- The front of the spd pedal does protrude above the top of the platform by a small amount, however it does rotate to flat with the down ward pressure of your shoe.
- The pressure is strong enough however that when wearing very thin soled shoes(Think old worn in flip flops, or minimalist somethings) you will be able to fill the pressure through your shoe.
- In regular sneakers, you might be able to just barely know that its there.
- If anything the cleat itself does an excellent job of gripping your shoe.
- That said if you were to ride very long distances on the platforms the pedal might be a little annoying, but if you plan to do even half of your riding clipless, the annoyance is totally overblown given the added versatility of being able to ride with regular shoes in reasonable comfort.
- I have done a little bit of mountain bike in this pedal and have since struck it on a few rocks and it has held up without any major damage.
- I see some reviewers have complained that their pedals have broken with this kind of use, in which case they must be riding a lot harder than me, or they got a defective part.
- I cant seen any reason to go with the metal version of this pedal given the not insignificant weight addition (and price) unless you really foresee breakage being a serious problem or you just think they look awesome in metal.
- Had a number of buddies try, and they all agreed getting out was very difficult.
- They are not good as flats if that’s what you’re thinking.
- SPD has a few degrees of float, never had them unexpectedly release on me yet, release tension is adjustable, but I just run them without any adjustment on my part.
- I have a old pair of these still going strong, hoping this new set on my new bike will last just as long.
- I love that the clip in area is on both sides and rides nicely with Shimano SPD shoes.
- Also, though it is not as comfortable, you can ride in regular shoes if you are not riding hard or over long distances.
- The problem is that within 2 days of riding the left pedal started to make LOUD clicking noises like it was from an old worn out pair.
- It’s installed correctly and everything is set properly yet the noise persists.
- I will be trying something higher in the line that hopefully has a higher level of testing and quality control so I don’t encounter this problem again.
- I don’t need to wear my clipless shoes for short rides around the neighborhood anymore.
- However if you ride them without your cycling shoes, your normal shoes can tend to slip out and loose power.
- They are a little heavy but are a great shoe for the price.
- Surprisingly durable against the sandstone of Southern …
- Surprisingly durable against the sandstone of Southern Utah.
- I’ve had a few pedal strikes and they have held up quite well.
- I replaced the pedals on my used Lifecycle GX spin bike with these so I can pedal to my hearts content.