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
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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.
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