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shimano m520 v m 530

samsbikesamsbike Posts: 942
edited March 2012 in MTB beginners
I actually want to use these on a road bike and then a mtb as it suits. However which one am I better off getting. I think the difference is around a fiver

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  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,171
    The difference is the 530 has a platform like the XT trail pedals and the 520 doesn't. I just think the platform lets you get away with a softer soled shoe. Others might have other opinions.
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    I use the 520 on my road bike. The trail platform is useful off road where you might want to ride unclipped in if you need to pop out a foot, but once clipped in, the difference is minimal. The cost/weight saving of the 520s being the advantage I would say.
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  • samsbikesamsbike Posts: 942
    Thanks, are the 530s easier to clip in and off, or is it all rather academic?
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    No difference in use as far as I can tell.
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  • samsbikesamsbike Posts: 942
    cheers, I have some cleats on the shoes I bought, so just need the pedals

    will get the 520s
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    ... and then you'll have even more cleats!
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Yes, Shimano pedals come with cleats - use them, should be SH-51.
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