Shimano M545 pedals review

Versatile and supportive

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £69.99 RRP | USD $120.00
Shimano M545 pedals

Our review

On the heavy side, but versatile pedal with extra platform support
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The Shimano M545 has a similar core to the M520, with extra support in the form of a cage surround. The downside is added weight, but that’s offset by the advantage of having a larger platform to hit – if you don’t engage right away, you can still pedal effectively, and you can unclip before any dubious terrain and still retain a reasonable degree of pedal control while having the confidence that you can dab quickly.

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It has the same positive in/out feel of all Shimano pedals and you can adjust the tension to suit. The platform sits at a slight angle, which makes it easy to engage your foot, then rotates slightly on the axle for support. Being double sided it works no matter which way up it falls.

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If you don’t mind a slightly lumpy underfoot feel then you can even use them for nipping to the shops/pub in trainers and not bother clipping in at all. All in all, a versatile pedal for anyone who is looking for more support at not a bad price.

Product Specifications

Product

Name PD-M545 pedal
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 603
Features Bearings: Sealed cartridge Axle: Chromoly Extras: Cleats and bolts Fixing: 6mm Allen key
Available Colours Black/Silver
Material Alloy Chromoly Steel
Pedal Type Cage
Bike Use Mountain Off Road
Degree Of Float 5
Cleat SPD