Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

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nolight
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Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby nolight » Mon Nov 12, 2012 04:27 am

Has anyone tried these clipless pedals? What are the key differences between 105 and the lower end R540 pedals (feel, material quality, ease to clip in/out, power etc)?

Shimano 105 SL 5700 pedals
Shimano R540 SPD-SL pedals

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby smidsy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 06:14 am

I have the 540 and they are all you need. Bearings are the same as the higher end Shimano and the clipless system is faultless.

Only real negative is the plate in the middle is plastic rather than metal (which you get on the higher range) so you could argue it will not last as long but considering you can get 540's for under £30 it's hardly a problem at all.
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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby nferrar » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 am

A couple of years back I bought 105's when they still had the plastic plate and had no end of squeaking coming from it, had to replace them with Ultegra in the end. I wouldn't touch an SPD-SL pedal with plastic plates with a barge pole now.

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:36 am

For the sake of £10 difference I'd go for the 105s - Mine have been faultless over the last 2000 miles.. and as above I can see the plastic plate being an issue on the R540s.

(and you save 16 grams!)

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby zx6man » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:41 am

Yeah, 105's for 33 squid at CRC.

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby EarlyGo » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:56 am

I have both R540s and 105 (5700) pedals. The bearings are the same and the weight difference is only 10gramms the pair. However, the105 pedal is (IMHO) far better looking and has a wider metal base plate which in theory would make it easier to put the power down. Personally I'd spend the extra tenner and get the 105s.

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby Fevmeister » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:46 pm

105

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:29 pm

I chose the 105's. Wider base and marginally more robust.

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby Harley35 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 16:06 pm

105

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby nolight » Mon Nov 12, 2012 19:15 pm

Ok 105 it is!

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Nov 12, 2012 19:25 pm

nolight wrote:Ok 105 it is!


NO!

R540

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby smidsy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 06:21 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:
nolight wrote:Ok 105 it is!


NO!

R540


These kids will never listen Al :lol:
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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby smidsy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 20:43 pm

I have done over 3000miles on my 540's and they are still going strong - no sign at all of issues.
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Re: Advice on these 2 models of clipless pedals

Postby wilo13 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:51 pm

I have both and cant really notice a difference but for the sake of a tenner would get the 105's as they look better!
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