Shimano PD-M959 Pedal

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PD-M959

  • sealed cartridge bearings
  • flourine-impregnated jaw mechanism
  • new lightweight axle
  • 5 degrees float
  • steel spindle

  • User Reviews (163)

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    GriswaldE46   Weekend Warrior [Aug 22, 2008]
    Strength:

    Shimano durability and reliability.

    Weakness:

    None that I have experienced.

    Like someone else said earlier, it's the things that you take for granted and never have trouble with that become some of the best parts. I loved the 747's and the 959's just continued that love affair. Zero maintenance and one pair of new cleats. Absolutely bullet proof. I think I will get another pair before they become unavailable! The 747's on the old hardtail look a little chunky.

    Similar Products Used: Shimano PD-M747
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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    bernie b   [May 27, 2008]
    Strength:

    works fine

    Weakness:

    one I got the pedal caught on a rock and lost a pin. My shop had replacements at no charge. It was not a big problem

    there's always going to be someone who has something bad to say about something. I got my first pair of these at Interbike 2001 for @ 65 dollors. I liked them so much I bought an other.

    Similar Products Used: other spds
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    bernie b   [May 27, 2008]
    Strength:

    works fine

    Weakness:

    one I got the pedal caught on a rock and lost a pin. My shop had replacements at no charge. It was not a big problem

    there's always going to be someone who has something bad to say about something. I got my first pair of these at Interbike 2001 for @ 65 dollors. I liked them so much I bought an other.

    Similar Products Used: other spds
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    bernie b   [May 27, 2008]
    Strength:

    works fine

    Weakness:

    one I got the pedal caught on a rock and lost a pin. My shop had replacements at no charge. It was not a big problem

    there's always going to be someone who has something bad to say about something. I got my first pair of these at Interbike 2001 for @ 65 dollors. I liked them so much I bought an other.

    Similar Products Used: other spds
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Doug   Weekend Warrior [Jul 10, 2003]
    Strength:

    Easy clip in/out. Great in mud. Good feel.

    Weakness:

    Very fragile. Destructed upon impact with a root, did not hit hard enough to move the bike & less than 350 miles on the pedals. No support from Shimano. Was told "shouldn't hit roots or anything on the trail. Sorry we don't sell these spare parts, besides they don't break." I was told this as I stood there with the parts in my hand! The tension adjusting assembly had snapped. Poor attitude.

    My 747's lasted 5 years before finally wearing out & I had no problems with breakage of any kind. The 959 is a great working pedal but way too fragile with no support from Shimano. I would not recommend these to anybody because of the overly fragile problem most people seem to be experiencing, just read the reviews, & the poor attitude from Shimano.

    Similar Products Used: Shimano 747's, Time ATAC, Time "Z"
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
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    1
    Brian   Cross Country Rider [Aug 22, 2003]
    Strength:

    Look cool. Much easier to clip out of than any other shimano pedal I've used. Nice precise feel.

    Weakness:

    That tension bolt thing.

    I hadn't heard about the tension bolt problem, and have been riding on these since last year with a long winter layoff. Have banged them pretty good on rocks and they show it but still work perfectly...except, riding at Deer Path Park the other day (ironically, same as the guy below) the tension screw disappeared. Tension was a few clicks from fully loose. If it wasn't for the bolt problem these pedals would truly rock. Hopefully Shimano will honor the warranty and I'll be able to upgrade my rating.

    Similar Products Used: 505s, 515s, 646s (I think)
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Mark   Cross Country Rider [Aug 22, 2003]
    Strength:

    pretty light, work well till the tension screw falls out

    Weakness:

    tension screw falls out, been trying to get a new one for 2 months and still no replacement

    i was really happy with the way the pedals work, at least here in the dry riding(limited mud riding). I was hoping for better luck than the other reviewers but my luck ran out, I lost a tension screw(it was not at the minimum amount) on a ride and could not find it. I figured such a simple part would not be hard to replace, WRONG. Shimano has been unresponsive to the dealer and to my requests. They must expect me to buy another set of pedals. I will but it will not be shimano!

    Similar Products Used: 747, 545
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    1
    VALUE
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    1
    Jeff   Weekend Warrior [Aug 21, 2003]
    Weakness:

    tension screw design

    Luckily I tested these pedals out in my back yard before hitting the trail. The tension screw fell out of one of the pedals within ten minutes (no rocks, stumps, etc. just steep grass). Found it in the grass after a 20 minute search. They come fully untensioned and it is obvious that you can get the screw to pop out with very little effort. I have added some tension to all four screws (six clicks up from bottom) and they seem OK. Still release fine and feel more solid. Will post more after a serious ride. Instructions should provide tension table and notes.

    Similar Products Used: stock Trek
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
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    2
    Pat   Weekend Warrior [Jun 29, 2003]
    Strength:

    Easy clip in
    Easy clip out
    consistant

    Weakness:

    Tension screws - I had one of my pedals distruct by hitting a stump. When I took them back to the shop the owner told me I must have loosened the tension screws. I in fact tightened them up and he agreed to repace them.

    Great pedals on the whole as I have another pair on my Kona with no probs at all. It just seems mad or an oversight that they could not design a pedal with some sort of catch for that poxy screw!

    Similar Products Used: Time
    Shimano 515, 747
    VP's
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    PAT BEEZLEY   Weekend Warrior [Aug 27, 2003]
    Strength:

    CAN TAKE BIG HITS WITH OUT DISENTGRATING, REILIABLY LIGHT WEIGHT AT 346 GRAMS STOCK PER PAIR AND 300 GRAMS PER PAIR WITH ACTION TEC TITAINIUM SPINDALS.

    Weakness:

    I HAVE BEEN RIDING THESE PEDALS FOR A YEAR AND 6 MONTHS NOW W/O ANY PROBLEMS SO I CAN'T THINK OF ANY WEAKNESSES EXCEPT FOR THE COMPLAINTS RIDERS TALKED IN PREVIOUS REVIEWS;ABOUT ADJ. SCREWS FALLING OUT.THIS MUST BE BCAUSE THESE FOLKS ALL RIDE W/ THIER PEDALS ADJ. WAY LOOSE, OR THEY REALLY SHOULD BE USING SHIMANO'S MULTI-RELEASE CLEATS.

    THESE HAVE BEEN A TROUBLE FREE SET OF PEDALS FOR A YEAR AND HALF. WORK RESONABLY WELL IN MUDDY CONDITIONS AND CAN TAKE BIG HITS WITOUT ENDING YOUR RIDE. AND NOW THAT ACTION TEC IS MAKING TITANIUM SPINDALS FOR THESE;THEY ARE NOW 46 GRAMS LIGHTER,AT 300 GRAMS FOR THEW PAIR. THESE SPINDALS ARE NOT ONLY LIGHT BUT THEY ARE STRONGEST OF THE TI PRODUCTS I HAVE USED. THEY ARE WORTH THE MONEY SPENT FOR SURE. CHECK OUT ACTION TEC'S WEB SITE FOR INFO ON THESE SPINDALS AND OTHER COOL LIGHT WEIGHT STRONG STUFF.

    Similar Products Used: SHIMANO 535,626
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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