Shimano PD-M505 Pedal

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.

User Reviews (4)

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josep   All Mountain Rider [Jan 30, 2014]
Strength:

robust, simple and hard

Weakness:

muddy performance

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!

Similar Products Used: exustar spd, wellgo, shimano pdm540...
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Sam   Cross Country Rider [Sep 13, 2012]
Strength:

Very robust, takes a lot of abuse on the trail

Weakness:

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.

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
3
VALUE
RATING
3
huffman   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2010]
Strength:

Solid lock in

Weakness:

Rough feel, clogs easily, hard release

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.

Similar Products Used: Other CODA & Shimano SPD pedals
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
southernracer   Cross Country Rider [Jun 21, 2010]
Strength:

Works fine in dry conditions, is not too expensive

Weakness:

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

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

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
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