Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedals

Item # SH-PDA530

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Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedals
The Shimano PD-A530 pedals are truly marvels of versatility. On one side of the pedal is a step-in SPD system that's designed to be used with recessed SPD-type shoes to ensure amazingly efficient pedaling coupled with off-the-bike walking comfort. Flip the pedals over and you've got a broad platform pedal that's perfect for casual riding in regular footwear. The A530s are the perfect pedals for new SPD users as well as everyday cycling, commuting, trekking, hybrid and touring devotees.
  • Dual-sided design with SPD system on one side and platform pedal on the other
  • Adjustable entry and release tensions settings
  • Low-maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit
  • Chromoly spindle with a steel pedal body is plenty strong and built to last
  • Clean, svelte, attractive appearance
Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedals
  • MATERIAL Steel
  • UPC 689228129306
  • WEIGHT 383 grams/pair
  • BOLT PATTERN 2-bolt
  • SHOE COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • FLOAT
  • ADJUSTMENTS
  • Rating 4.5

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Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 88 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good platform (61)
  • Reliable entry/exit (57)
  • Adjustable (44)
  • Increases pedaling efficiency (42)
  • Dual sided entry (27)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)
  • Unreliable entry/exit (6)
  • Difficult to adjust (5)
  • Single sided entry (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (54)
  • Mountain biking (23)
  • Upgrade (22)
  • Touring (5)
  • Commuting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (41), Casual/ recreational (38), Commuter (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), Yes (3)

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5.0

excellent pedals

By scott

from buffalo

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dual Sided Entry
  • easy to install, perfect fit
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

    like to use my 30 year old ross sdventurer road bike for slow roll but did not want to be clipped in because of the stop and go. perfect pedal to alternate from clipless to standard

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great for the mulit-purpose rider

    By Brewmaster

    from CT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Dual Sided Entry
    • Good Platform
    • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
    • Reliable Entry/Exit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

      Not for the first time user of clip-less. Adjustment ranges from stiff to very stiff.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Recommended for both clipping in or casual

      By John

      from Cape Coral, FL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Platform
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Adjust

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

        great pedal for the price. A little tight so I had to loosen the fitting so I could easily get unclipped.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        i would recommend these pedals for anyone

        By Doug M

        from Elkton, Va

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Dual Sided Entry
        • Good Platform
        • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
        • Reliable Entry/Exit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

          These are great pedals I have the same pedals on both my road bike and mountain bike. They were easy to install and adjust.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          On All My Bikes

          By SAL

          from Winona, MN

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dual Sided Entry
          • Good Platform
          • Reliable Entry/Exit

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

            With or without clips these pedals are great. Sometimes I wear bike shoes, sometimes I don't. Even when I do wear bike shoes it's nice to unclip and ride the flat peddles in a high congestion area, when getting unclipped quickly might be a problem or when starting out from a dead stop. I've put them on a road bike, a touring bike, a mountain bike and a bike trails bike. It's the only way to go.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good value

            By Joe

            from Mississippi

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Dual Sided Entry
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

              I bought these, so that I could use bike shoes with the clips to get a better work out on my bike rides. I had to adjust them to loosen up the retention on the clips. They work fine.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              beginner cleater

              By alpha 06

              from detroit,michigan

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Platform
              • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable Entry/Exit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

                great reviews prompted purchase looking forward to 50 plus degrees to ride

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Shimano A530

                By reborn cyclist

                from Buffalo,NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Dual Sided Entry

                Cons

                • Difficult To Adjust

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

                Purchased this pedal as an entry option for clipless pedal and its adjustability. The original shipments were defective where the adjustment screws were ineffective. Nashbar exchanged the pedals until I received a set that worked. Great customer service. At the lightest setting the pedal is still a bit difficult unclipping on one side .Unsure if it is a pedal issue or technique.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Good product that adds flexibility; you'll ride more.

                By Schmerdtz

                from Central California Coast

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Good Platform
                • Reliable Entry/Exit

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Single Sided Entry

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

                These seem to provide a better, more secure fit than some other dual platform pedals. Shimano quality is consistently good, reliable and well manufactured. Clip in security seems slightly better than similar generic products, (which I also own), and spindle and bearing construction allows for smooth, low-drag action. Yes, there is a slight aero drag penalty, but unless you're going for every tenth, the difference is negligible.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                This seems to meet my needs

                By Ken G.

                from Catskill, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Good Platform
                • Increases Pedaling Efficiency
                • Reliable Entry/Exit

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

                  A click in pedal is new to me. I just tested them for the first time. With a brief shaky start I think I'll get used to them. I'm excited about this new experience and the benefits to my cycling.
                  It seems like a good buy.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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