Shimano PD-M505 Pedal

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00

Product Description

This is a pair of Shimano SPD Mountain bike pedals. They are Aluminum bodies with Steel cages. 9/16 spindle size for three piece cranks.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josep a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2014

Strengths:    robust, simple and hard

Weaknesses:    muddy performance

Bottom Line:   
I have this pedals since 2003 from now, 2014, it came in my old bike, Conor wrc3 and today, i'm gonna replace it to a lightest ones, the pdm540, but the pedals still working as first day. without any maintenance or grease, nothing!
Recently i buy an stumpjumper fsr '08 and the pedals come

For me is awesome, and this pedals have had a hard life, i weight 94kg and some jumps or hits in the rocks are very hard. But the pedals keep fighting like spartans!

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Similar Products Used:   exustar spd, wellgo, shimano pdm540...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sam a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2012

Strengths:    Very robust, takes a lot of abuse on the trail

Weaknesses:    Doesn't clear mud and debris, making it hard to get in at times. Bearings develop slop after a while and are non user serviceable.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals came on my bike.
I have used them for a year in varying conditions, wet to dry, racing and commuting.
They have taken a lot of abuse from rocks on the trail, and hold up beautifully. As do most if not all shimano SPD pedals. Others who I know using Times and Crank Brothers regularly damage and replace pedals.
But when used in muddy conditions, they clog up easily and won't clear the mud at all, and when you try and clip-in, the mud doesn't get pushed out like more open designs.
I would suggest not to buy these, spend a bit more on at least M520's which are ok and cheap, or for a great pedal with wicked value, go for M540's.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by huffman a Cross Country Rider from NC

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

Strengths:    Solid lock in

Weaknesses:    Rough feel, clogs easily, hard release

Bottom Line:   
They are coming off. After riding this last weekend and not being able to get out 3 times they are heading to the scrap yard. These have felt rough getting in and out since day 1. Mud packs in easily & quickly. I've tried them with 3 different sets of cleats, cleaned & lubed them, reset the adjustments, nothing makes them better. My old worn out CODAs function better than these. And no I won't be getting more SPDs from Shimano - have ordered a set of Time Atac XC pedals. Time to move on to better products.

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Favorite Trail:   Bent Creek

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Came on Giant Reign

Similar Products Used:   Other CODA & Shimano SPD pedals

Bike Setup:   Stock 2009 Giant Reign 2

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by southernracer a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2010

Strengths:    Works fine in dry conditions, is not too expensive

Weaknesses:    Easily becomes clogged with mud and dirt, reliability is an issue

Bottom Line:   
Fine pedals for somebody who rides in mainly dry conditions. Reasonably good value for what they are. They would be completely unsuitable for anyone who regularly rides wet and muddy conditions - they don't come out when you want them to and wont clip in either. i know next time il be buying some eggbeaters

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Favorite Trail:   Wombat Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

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