Shimano M540 pedals review

Affordable clipless option

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £39.95 RRP
Shimano M540

Our review

Affordable, tidy looking, and reassuringly durable
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What does your extra tenner get you over the Shimano M520s? Well, the M540s are a wee bit lighter and everything just feels a bit better quality out the box.


There are also no spanner-flats on the chromoly spindles so they tighten onto the crank with an Allen key out back, looking neater as a result. Apart from that it’s more-or-less the same pedal, the same gappy mud-friendly design, the same Shimano float-and-release feel.

Product Specifications


Name M540 MTB SPD pedals - two sided mechanism
Brand Shimano

Description Durable SPD for the off-road enthusiast with cleat binding system. Also Cr-Mo spindle and mud-shedding design.
Weight (g) 353
Available Colours Silver
Material Aluminium Chromoly Steel
Pedal Type Platform
Thread size 9/16"x20tpi
Degree Of Float 5
Pedal Siding Dual Sided