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egg beater 1 or shimano spd m520

jakewwfcjakewwfc Posts: 72
edited January 2012 in MTB buying advice
im in the process of getting my 1st pair of clipless pedals, im thinking of getting the shimano m520 at around £22 or the egg beater 1 at £27, what would you recommend or are there better options around this price range. thanks..


  • ThanksByeThanksBye Posts: 519
    I would go for M520, From my experience bearings are alot better quality and sealed, and they last for years
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  • omegasomegas Posts: 970
    go for Shimano as a starter as you can adjust the tension
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Neither, buy these ... pedal.html

    Trust me on this, having moved from 520 style spds to these trail ones (admittedly XTR but same principle), they are tons better. The 530s are the same internals as the 520s (which are very good BTW) but with the extra caged body.
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  • Stu CoopsStu Coops Posts: 426
    Shimano I'd recommend aswell I had eggbeaters a while back and although I had no issues with them if you clip out on a technical climb the Shimano are better as you can still turn the cranks over as you have some sort of pedal platform while trying to clip back in where the eggbeater you don't so can slip sometimes
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Personal. Shimano will last for longer, but are significantly heavier, and less good in mud.

    Cage/no cage is also personal, I'd say no cage. There's not a sufficient cage to be able to ride in 'normal' shoes, and M520s aren't sufficiently flexy that you'll want the extra support.
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    I've got M520's and like them, have a look on the bay, absolutecycles knocks them out for £15.
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