Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals

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Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals
If you're new to road riding or just want an excellent value in a road pedal then look no further than Shimano R540 Road Pedals. These pedals are all about inspiring confidence, be it their wide pedal platform for an incredible amount of support to the large binding target that ensures clipping in is a breeze. Replete with legendary Shimano quality from top to bottom, the aluminum body and chromoly spindle are built for the long haul without being boat anchors under your feet while the sealed cartridge bearings will just keep spinning smoothly ride after ride after ride.
  • Wide, low-profile platform helps deliver better power transfer and support for your foot
  • Sealed cartridge axle unit offers smooth performance with zero maintenance
  • Aluminum body and chromoly axle are plenty strong and built to last
  • Wide bearing placement gives you stable, uniform load distribution
  • Adjustable tension lets you customize the feel, great when you're just starting out
  • Large binding target makes engagement a breeze
  • 34┬░ road clearance lets you corner tighter without worrying about dragging a pedal
Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals
  • WEIGHT 330g/pr
  • UPC 689228420977
  • MATERIAL Aluminum body/Chromoly spindle
  • SHOE COMPATIBILITY 3-bolt
  • FLOAT 6 degrees
  • ADJUSTMENTS Tension
  • Rating 4.5

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Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (34)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (46)
  • Commuting/city (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (30), Casual/ recreational (14), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (34), Comfort oriented (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

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5.0

These pedal are the bomb. Don't blow money. This is it.

By Rat Poison

from Tampa, Fl

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bulletproof
  • Fast
  • Functional
  • Pretty

Cons

  • Na

Best Uses

  • Criteriums
  • Racing
  • Road Biking
  • Sunday Morning Rides

Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

Like putting a set of mags on your car, these pedals will make your bike look and feel boss like Apple sauce.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

bang for a buck

By the kid

from vermont

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

    light easy entry/exit

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great inexpensive road pedals

    By Steve

    from Rochester, MI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

    Decided to get back into road riding after nearly 20 years and wanted to get more up-to-date pedals (I bought my Time pedals back in 1992). For an expensive pedal these Shimanos look good and work pretty well. Clicking in is easy, although I sometimes have difficulty getting out of them (I haven't bothered adjusting the tension, which you can do). All in all, a great entry-level road pedal.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By I don't have no stupid nickname

    from Franklin, TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

    Great pedal for the price

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent pedal for the money

    By Sooner V

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

      Bought this for a Mekk Pinnerelo AL 1.5 I bought from Nashbar. For anything short of perhaps competitive racing, where ounces count, these are fantastic. Clip in easy, clip out easy, smooth, and adjustable. I've never accidently de-clipped with these. What else do you really need. I can't fathom why anyone who doesn't ride for money needs anything more. However, If you are the guy who has to brag about the custom carbon fiber valve caps you just got or the $6000 rims on your bike then these obviously aren't for you (actually, they might be because you are probably broke now) but then you probably aren't reading the reviews on these either.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love them

      By RPMuntz

      from Bad Axe, Michigan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None So Far

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

      New at cycling and it's the first time I have used pedals like this. Very easy to clip into and out. Love them and the bonus is they match my bike well

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Value!

      By Tim

      from Orange, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cost-effective
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

        These were easy to install and easy to use. This was a great value and couldn't be happier with this purchase!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Can't beat Shimano at the price

        By AB1945

        from The Villages FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

          A good road pedal and you can get pedals and cleats for the price of new cleats alone.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          solid buy

          By Viper

          from Id-Falls, ID.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

            I have been using clipless pedals since they came out. From Durace down. These pedals perform great. You do drop a small amount of weight with more expensive pedals but this is nominal. for the price these pedals perform. I not only use them, I bought some for my son and he loves them.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Pedals

            By Tony D

            from Suffield, CT

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals:

              Easy to install and set for tension. Clips work great and are easy to get in to. No issues.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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