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Do it all on one set of pedals.

With a large platform on one side, and clip-in compatibility on the other, Shimano's A530 SPD Pedals might just become the commuter's new best friend. Now you're able to run errands around town in your boots, wingtips, or high heels on the weekend, and still clip in for your commute to work come Monday morning — all without the hassle of swapping pedals in between.

Shimano designed the A530 SPD Pedals to be your go-to, everyday set of pedals, which is why they were built with durable steel spindles and low-maintenance sealed-cartridge bearings. One side of the pedals features a large, ovalized aluminum pedaling platform, making them perfectly compatible for a variety of street shoes. The opposite side houses Shimano's tried-and-proven SPD interface, making them equally ready for your cleat-equipped cycling shoes.

The Shimano A530 SPD Pedals are available in one size and in the colors Black and Silver. The pedals include a set of Shimano's SH51 SPD cleats in the package.

  • Steel spindle
  • Sealed cartridge
  • Shimano SPD cleat compatible (2-hole)

Tech Specs

Material:
[spindle] chromolly steel, [platform] aluminum
Pedal Wrench Type:
8 mm
Claimed Weight:
383 g
Recommended Use:
commuting, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Using these for years

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using these for years now. Love them. Especially when you get to Moab and more technical riding, it is nice to always have two options of pedals built into one.

Avg. ride time: 7h 12m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

great for cruising around

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use these on a commuter bike and they are perfect. Well made, sturdy and good looking enough. They work with SPD MTB cleats. I have not had any problems with them being too slick. I wouldn't use these for anything other than cruising around town but they are worth the price and I have no complaints.

Avg. ride time: 8h 13m per week
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Shallow lean angle. Pedal strike risk.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like this pedal, but have become increasingly concerned about how shallow a cornering angle causes a pedal strike. I provide a picture example and compare them to a 37 degree lean offered by speedplay zeros. I never strike my speedplays nor even the mtb variant the M530. I struck this pedal 3x the first week I had it mounted on my 2017 Specialized Diverge DSW. The angle shown in the picture is not very radical for even moderately aggressive riding, or more concerning, emergency maneuvers in traffic around cars and pedestrians. In my case, the angle is likely somewhat shallower than on a more typical road bike: The Diverge has a lowered BB and my crank is also the longest size, 175mm. If you buy this pedal, test the roll angle for yourself and see if you can keep the bike more upright in all circumstances.



If the angle works for you, then:



Pros: Both sides of the pedal do their cleated/street shoe job fairly well.

the larger surface area of the street shoe cage seems to spread force

across the lugs and soul of the clipped shoe, yielding seemingly better power transfer.



Cons:

Clipping in on the one cleated side can be tricky in traffic

Shoe lug contact with street shoe side creates traction that may keep your foot from return to a more neutral position on the next stroke.



Advise avoiding use on bikes with lowered BBs and long cranks. It seems that any design that could support the flip function would have this same problem.



These are well made. Generally work well and look good, but you have to consider whether the lean angle would for your bike.

Shallow lean angle. Pedal strike risk.

Great for dual duty

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

For someone who uses their road bike for fitness and commuting around town these are great. Convenient for use with sneakers or clip in shoes.

Griptape on platform solves everything

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I see lots of people complaining that the platform is slick. Pretty simple solution; buy griptape, cut it into strips, and stick it on the platform.

Great Pedal for the Price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was looking for a universal pedal... sometimes I like being clipped other times no. This pedal works for me. I'm a casual biker and it works great!!

Good pedals for short rides

    It doesn't provide the traction for hard trails, and it's not that quick to select the side of the pedal you want to use. Great if you use it to commute. Don't take this to a race!

    Are these pedals compatible with Diadora Tornado Shoes?

    Thanks!

    Hey Barbara - These pedals are 2-hole SPD cleat compatible and the Diadora Tornado Shoes require 3-hole road compatibility. Answer is no unfortunately. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

    - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

    Great pedals

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use the Shimano A530 SPD pedals on my mountain bike and they work great. There is an adjustment bolt on the clip to make it easy to get out of the pedal before you crash.

    Coworker recommended...

      My coworker recommended this (Spencer Oliphant) and I can only say they are great. I recently bought a road bike and am not ready to go full clip ons. These are great alternative.

      When purchasing the A530, is the price for a pair or one

      Hey David - The price on these pedals is for the pair. I own the A530 SPD Pedals so feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

      - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com

      Commuting Pedal

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great price fo the pedal. Mainly use the clips. Like the flats for the occasion ride to the gym. On the heavy side (but I did build up a full ultegra Niner BSB as my commuter).

      Great cheap commuting pedal

        I've got these on my commuter (Specialized AWOL). They are great pedals. Cheap, light, clips work well flat side good enough. If you are going to spend the majority of your time using the flat side I'd look for something else. But if you are going to be clipped in most of the time and use the flats once in a while these are a great solution.

        Good price for a good product!

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Fast shipping! Good lightweight pedals wanted something that works and they do ! Clips work great ,easy to use and other side works with regular shoes well enough to get by with if your not getting crazy on them! Hardest thing is getting the shoe off the pedal when it's not on the bike yet ! LOL had to see how they clip on had to put pedal on bike with shoe attached then try to put on to get shoe loose . Ha Ha.

        A530 - Disappointing

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

        The "cleated" works well, but the "platform" side of of the A530 is so narrowing that approximately 1/3 of rider's shoe is completely unsupported.
        Other 2-sided Shimano pedals are a better choice.

        Strange. Pedal dimensions are comparable to standard pedals.

        And, FWIW, stiff soles go along way to remedying "unsupported" shoes, since on most pedals the majority of the foot is not in direct contact with the pedal.

        Avg. ride time: 4m per week
        • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

        Great for learnin

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These are great for figuring out how to clip in without going full on clipless. My dad uses these to practice on tech sections he feels are a little over his head. We both agree that they need to have a little move traction on the flat side.

        Avg. ride time: 4h 55m per week
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        Options

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The A530 is a solid choice for those learning to ride clipless. I recently purchased these for my 10-year old son who is beginning to make the leap, and they've worked great. A reliable Shimano pedal with easy options for flat (i.e. regular shoes) or clipped (i.e. cycling shoes). This helped us avoid the pedal swapping each time his confidence swayed during the process. Worth mentioning that these are also lighter than the PD-M374 at roughly the same price.