Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedals

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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 95 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good platform (65)
  • Reliable entry/exit (61)
  • Adjustable (48)
  • Increases pedaling efficiency (46)
  • Dual sided entry (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Road biking (59)
  • Mountain biking (25)
  • Upgrade (22)
  • Touring (7)
  • Commuting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (44), Casual/ recreational (40), Commuter (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), Yes (3)

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5.0

versatile pedals

By hamilton camp

from Mahoning Co. Ohio

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • touring

    Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

    My first use of SPD petals. I use them with Shimano SH-CT41L shoes and they work very well together. Also the flat side is great when you want to wear other shoes.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love these pedals

    By DJ

    from Lakewood, CO

    About Me Commuter

    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:

      I have these same pedals on two other bikes and the pedals perform well and are reliable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Shimano A530 Pedal

      By marinabiker

      from Venice , CA

      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:

        Nice pedal , well made and good build. It's nice to have the option to clip in or to use
        the pedal with what ever shoe you want

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Make sure your shoes have recessed cleats

        By TheM

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • versatile

        Cons

        • for recessed cleat shoes only

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

        I just wanted to update my review to make sure to point out these pedals are really made to be used with recessed cleat shoes only, which I didn't fully understand due to the fact they are advertised as road pedals. While they will work with regular, non-recessed road shoes, you will find like I did that since your foot will sit higher on the pedal in non-recessed shoes than in recessed shoes, that you will need to raise your seat. But then when you want to use the flat pedal side in tennis shoes, your foot will sit lower on the pedal and you will need to lower your seat (unless you don't care about being in an ideal riding position).

        I find it kind of odd these are advertised as road pedals, when recessed cleats are far more common in MTB shoes, and not nearly as common in road shoes- that's where my confusion came from. So if you use conventional road shoes, these pedals probably aren't what you're looking for. But if you have shoes with recessed cleats, then this is a nicely versatile pedal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        nice hybrid pedal for my hybrid bike

        By TheM

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

        One word- versatile. I think this is a nice pedal for someone with a hybrid bike like myself, someone who does a lot of city riding as well as longer distance road riding...it's as simple as shoe choice and flipping the pedal over to the side that corresponds to your shoe. I probably wouldn't recommend these for someone with a dedicated road bike for example, but for hybrids and maybe mountain bikes, it's very practical.
        The only issue I can think of is that the flat side of the pedal isn't as grippy as my old flat/platform pedals (I never noticed my feet splay out under load before, probably just need more time adjusting to it), and it feels like the clip in side makes your feet sit very slightly higher on the pedal than it does on the flat side, though I could be imagining the extent of it.
        But overall, this was a nice upgrade for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My Third Set!

        By SharonNYC

        from Bronx NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hybrid
          • Road Biking
          • Touring
          • Trail riding

          Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

          it was a major step for me going clipless; and now I want them on all my bikes! I love the dual option to wear plain shoes or cleats.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Descent pedals, but was expecting more

          By Killshot63

          from Panama City Beach, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Adjust

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano A530 Sport/Touring Road Pedal:

          The carbon fiber makes these pedals light. However, even with the cleat adjustments open to the max, it is hard to secure the cleats. I have a set of 105's that I have put 22,000 miles on without any difficulties.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

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