Best deals on cheap Shimano SPD and SPD-SL pedals

Clip in and ride away with a new set of pedals at a great price

Shimano pedals are among our favourites and, luckily, they can often be found with generous discounts. Here, we've rounded up the best UK, US and Australian deals on Shimano SPD and SPD-SL pedals from around the web. 

We have always found Shimano pedals wonderfully hassle-free to live with, and they regularly feature on our best pedal lists. Read on to find the perfect deal for you.

Shimano road SPD-SL pedal deals

Shimano R540 SPD-SL pedals

The R540 pedals are a solid budget performer
The R540 pedals are a solid budget performer

They may not have the glitz and glamour of higher-end models, but the R540 pedals are almost indistinguishable from their pricier sibling when in use. The engagement is not quite as refined, and the alloy body adds a bit weight, but at this bargain price it would be hard to complain!

Shimano R550 SPD-SL pedals

The R550 is a slightly fancier version of the R540 above, featuring a composite rather than alloy body. The larger body provides more support for your shoes at the same time as saving a little bit of weight.

Shimano 105 R7000 SPD-SL pedals

Moving up in the ranks, we get to Shimano 105 pedals. You can get the pedals to match the full 105 groupset and they'll perform just as admirably as the rest of the drivetrain does.

Shimano Ultegra R8000 SPD-SL pedals

The Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL is one of the most solid options around
The Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL is one of the most solid options around

Ultegra pedals are one of those Goldilocks options that just offer the best combination of features and performance. They're dependable, require virtually no maintenance and the wide platform offers a solid connection with your feet. There may be flashier models out there, but really, why would you need them? 

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 SPD-SL pedals

At the top of the pile sits Shimano Dura Ace. If you need the best that money can buy, then this is the option for you. Thankfully we've also managed to find a bit of a discount.

Shimano mountain bike SPD pedal deals

For mountain bikers, Shimano pedals also represent a solid investment. In our opinion, they provide basically the gold standard compromise of weight, durability and performance — and typically for Shimano can be found at very reasonable prices.

Shimano M520 SPD pedals

The M520 is durable, reliable and cheap
The M520 is durable, reliable and cheap

These are one of the most popular mountain bike pedals around and with good reason. They're simple, reliable and above all cheap. The discounts we've found make this a no-brainer as your entry into the world of SPDs, or even just as a backup.

Shimano M530 SPD pedals

The M530 pedal adds a little extra support to Shimano's budget offerings
The M530 pedal adds a little extra support to Shimano's budget offerings

If you prefer the Shimano 'Trail' design, the M530 pedal is the budget option for you. The cage design provides some impact protection whilst riding, as well as offering a little more support for your shoes when clipped in, or for those loose moments when you have to unclip.

Shimano XT M8000 SPD pedals

The XTM8000 gets rid of the platform for lightweight racers
The XTM8000 gets rid of the platform for lightweight racers

As you go up in the Shimano hierarchy things get a little more refined and a little lighter. These pedals wouldn't be out of place on an XC racer, but can be turned to much more than just that.

Shimano XT M8020 SPD pedals

Shimano XT M8020 Trail pedals are a great, versatile option
Shimano XT M8020 Trail pedals are a great, versatile option

As the M530 is to the M520, the M8020 is to the M8000. Incomprehensible Shimano numbers aside, the XT Trail pedal adds a metal cage to provide your foot with more support, and additional purchase area if you find yourself hurtling down the trail with a foot unclipped.

Shimano XTR M9000 SPD pedals

While this isn't the most recent Shimano XTR model, we reckon you can't go wrong with this top of the line item. That high performance is reflected in the price, but we've found discounts to make the purchase a little more palatable.

Shimano XTR M9020 SPD pedals

If you're more of a trail rider, but want the best of the best, this is the pedal for you. It's the previous generation, but that shouldn't have any impact on the performance.

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