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PD-RS500 Pedals

4 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews



PD-RS500 Pedals

The Shimano PD-RS500 road cycling pedal provides an ideal platform for novice riders. Tuned with reduced spring tension, the PD-RS500 maintains a secure connection with the cleat but allows for easier engagement and release than pedals aimed for more experienced riders. The larger platform on the body of the PD-RS500 also provides more visual real estate to spot when learning the fine motor-skills needed to use clipless pedals. The extra-wide platform increases power transfer when pedaling and can reduce hot-spots under foot that can result when using narrow cycling pedals. Although Shimano considers the PD-RS500 for novice riders, the easy-in, easy-out design makes it useful for any riders needing a more user-friendly pedaling experience.

Shimano controls wear and tear to the PD-RS500 by incorporating steel plates at the sides of the pedal-shoe interface.


  • Road cycling pedal for novice riders
  • Cleat engagement optimized for easy of use
  • Larger platform makes for easier connections
  • Steel plates reduce pedal-body wear
  • Item #SHIU1A3
stainless steel
6 degrees
Shimano SPD-SL
Entry / Release
adjustable tension
Spindle Diameter
Pedal Wrench Type
2 pedals, 2 cleats, mounting hardware
Claimed Weight
11.3oz (320g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

May 17, 2024

Awesome, comming from spd to spd-sl

I've put it through the wringer

Comming from spd, to these were easy, comes in greased, at first it doesnt spin as much gave me time to get used to it, then it became smoother the more i use it. Bonus it comes with the cleat, my first time buying pedals, so i wasnt aware. Budget wise its a bang for buck. Would recommend for people who wants to try spd from mtb cleats.

2 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2024

Pedals will not hold the cleats tight

There is up and down movement when clipped in no matter how tight I get them. The Dura-ace pedals on my outdoor bike do not have this issue.

jjo103025764 j
4 out of 5 stars

June 10, 2023

Nice and cheap

I've used it several times

I bought these to put on my single speed and they work like you would expect a shimano pedal to work. However, there are a few things to consider: The pedals are made out of a hard plastic with metal contact points (not chromoly like the old ones). Also, they tend to flip upside down after clipping out; so clipping back in can take a little getting used to (the old metal version was much more balanced). Bottom line: For a pedal at this price point, they do a good job. Would I put them on my carbon road bike? Definitely not. However, if you have a secondary bike you ride at a more casual pace, these pedals do what they are supposed to do and don't cost a fortune.

Stuart O
5 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2021

Great so far

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

Just installed them on the indoor bike for my wife. She did a quick 5 min 'ride' to test them out and get the cleats fitted. She said she could already tell they will make a huge difference. The plan is to keep them on the stationary bike so she can get used to them and until the nice Spring weather lets us ride outside again, then ill put them on her road bike. I really appreciate how easily they adjust too.

Cameron C

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com