I am trying to decide between the Shimano...
I am trying to decide between the Shimano PD-M324 and the Shimano PD-A530. Which is a better option?
I have what they call a performance hybrid or flat bar road bike. I ride for fitness and in training for sprint triathlons. I usually use my mountain bike shoes (hate road bike shoes). Training rides are 10-20 miles and hope to get up to 30 this year. Sometimes I ride with my kids as well on shorter rides. I use sneakers with my kids but on training rides only when I forget my bike shoes.
Which is a better option, Shimano PD-M324 or the Shimano PD-A530?
Looks like your looking at the right options for your needs. It seems to me that the two pedals are pretty similar, this one (the m324) looks to be a little more geared towards off road use and might have a slightly grippier platform for the casual shoe side. The other option (the a530) seems like it has a slightly sleeker design and looks more geared to the casual, around town on the road rider. I would opt for the slightly larger platform of the A 530 for use with sneakers and it looks like Realcyclist has a nice deal on it right now too, so that may be the way to go!
I'd agre- go with the a530 if you are doing rides that long. Its a great pedal.