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Gear Review

4 5

Near hi-end performance Not hi-end price

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Incredible value for $$$ when compared to the XT/ XTR. True that latter 2 pedals offer better finishes, quality materials, & smoother performance. Tried all 3 & the M530s low price tag, unnoticeable difference in operations won me over. Love the larger platform on the M530s, as it offers ample surface contact to your shoe when unclipped - very useful on rocky sections of the trail. Over the course of 7 years of biking, I've only gone through 3 Shimano SPD pedals... and I'm sure the M530s will last a year or 2 of trail bashing.