Shimano PD-M770 Pedal

DESCRIPTION

Shimano's Deore XT PD-M770 Clipless Pedals Shimano's are some of their lightest off-road pedals featuring proven designs that work in real world conditions. Built on the Shimano's legacy of Quality, Dependability & Endurance.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 05, 2019]
redbruce


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Good price, reliable, durable and adjustable.

Weakness:

Weight and can be difficult to clip in in muddy conditions.

Price Paid:
$75Aus
Purchased:
New  
[May 06, 2015]
kevin

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

No complaints while I was using them.

Weakness:

Cannot get pedal out of crankarm.

These have got to be the most poorly designed pieces of hardware I have ever encountered. As another reviewer has commented you cannot get them out of the crank arm! I now have to drill them out.

[Jan 11, 2011]
Veda
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Smoothest SPD pedal I've tried with multirelease. Grips the cleat like no other but releases very easily and accurately.

Weakness:

Weight. At 325gr it's hella heavy for a weight weenie.

Does everything you want with a cleat but too heavy for any real race usage. That's the only downside. Otherwise it's super durable, accurate, and dependable.

Similar Products Used:

Xpedo, Exustar

[Nov 17, 2010]
mbrennwa
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Does everything it says, except one thing...

Weakness:

The is no flats that will allow using a normal pedal key. It only has a hex screw that will bust badly.

The pedals do everything they should do, and they do it well -- except for one thing: I wanted to take them off my cranks, so I took out my 8-mm allen key and tried to unscrew them (these stupid pedals cannot be used with a normal pedal wrench!). The screw wouldn't move (yes, I tried to turn it in the right direction!). So I went to my LBS (they are good!), and it wouldn't move. I went to another bike shop and a car garage, no luck. I then went to the mechanical workshop at our Institute (they are the best!), and we tried a lot (grind the axle and fix it in a vice, tried to drill into the hex to remove it from the crank arm), but it wouldn't move. The reason: the hex screw "burst" open (in the corners of the hexagon) and expanded. The allen key therefore did not grip properly, and the screw material was pressed into the thread of the crank arms. The only option I had was to buy a new crankset. This is a VERY poor design for a screw... even the cheapest pedals can be used with a standard pedal wrench -- but not this darn Shimano pedal. WTF!?

Similar Products Used:

many

[Jul 11, 2010]
Joe D'Aloisio
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Ease of entry and exit. Overall quality of product. Wide variety of parts available.

Weakness:

Weight.



A great product at a reasonable price. I wanted something reliable: no accidental releases or difficulty clipping in. Adjustability is a nice bonus. Also, from what I understand this product is very durable. The wide variety of SPD pedals on the market also allows me to trade bikes with friends. I'm giving them 4 chilis for value since the PD-M540 is almost the same product but less expensive. Five chilis for performance of course.

Similar Products Used:

Egg beaters, Look Quartz & other shimano knock-off's

[Apr 25, 2010]
Cheburashka
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Simple construction, cartridge bearings, good adjustability, mid-light weight.

Weakness:

Dodgy factory bearing setup.

Excellent in operation, however the right hand pedal of two pairs of these pedals I bought from the same place (CRC) developed play, one within a few months and one within a few weeks. This play is easy to remove however and doesn't require the expensive Shimano tools to remedy - all you need is a socket set, 8mm hex key and an adjustable wrench. Remove the main pedal body from the spindle using the wrench and there are two locking nuts on the outer end of the spindle which set preload on the cartridge bearing unit, it takes a bit of trial and error to get it just right but the whole procedure is only about as hard as taking play out of a headset.

4 flaming poops for value, I paid £50 ($70) each pair
4 overall, would have been 5 but for the fact the bearings need adjusting on too many pairs.

Similar Products Used:

SPDs since 1997 (535, 515); Crank Bros Eggbeater SL

[Mar 18, 2010]
tourist
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Rock solid durable. These are a tested design that is well executed. These pedals aren't anything fancy really but the build quality is very good and they work exactly as they ought. Good retention with easy release.

They don't unclip accidentally like Eggbeaters sometimes do.

Weakness:

Mud clearing isn't as good as Eggbeaters. It is still good enough for most applications. These just aren't really a cyclocross in Oregon kind of pedal.

Great pedals, solid, reliable and durable. I've got ~4,000 miles on my pair and they are going strong. They don't look new, but they function as well as the day I bought them.

I still prefer the Eggbeaters for cyclocross as they clear mud better, but for everything else these are now my pedals of choice. These are a great all around touring, mountain and dry weather cross pedal.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano 520, Shimano 540, Crank Brothers Eggbeater S and C, Candy's

[Oct 26, 2009]
wsudomo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Easy to clip in and out, adjustable clips, not heavy at all.

Weakness:

None so far

I think I like to go uphill. Hope these clipless pedals will make me a better climber. i am still learning to use these. Hope they will last. I asked the mechanic to get a somewhat loose setting. No problems so far. I only give it three chilis because I haven't used it for too long.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Oct 11, 2009]
Bmann_mtb
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Smooth and float nice.

Weakness:

Nothing so far.

I got these because I wanted a upgrade over my older style model shimano pedals. These have been excellent since I got them they solved the noise that the bike shop could not find :) with the issue being the old pedals. Now I have a super smooth ride again. :)

[Apr 16, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Nice and smooth when new.

Weakness:

Lots of play developed after 6 months of riding.

I am very unhappy that such a seemingly high-quality pedal should have such problems after just 6 months of riding. On the right side this was first noticed by pronounced clicking, on the left side the play is less but still there. My old cheapo Via pedals are going back on the bike unless I manage to tighten the bearings again - but I have doubts that the mechanism is still 100% ok. Perhaps this is an isolated case, and if so they are otherwise great pedals, just not for me.

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