Shimano R540 road pedals review

Budget priced entry to SPD-SL range

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£39.99 RRP
Shimano R540 pedals

Our review

Great value pedals with the same dynamics as Shimano's pro-level models
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The entry-level R540 road pedals are based on Shimano’s long-running and successful SPD-SL design and are great all-round performers. True to Shimano’s ethos, they work in exactly the same fashion as the company’s much pricier models, but without the lighter, more exotic materials. 

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There’s enough release tension adjustment to make them a good beginner’s pedal, but they can be wound up tight for more experienced riders. Smooth bearings and great sealing – along with easy servicing and great dealer backup – add even more to what are great budget pedals. They come with a set of standard 6° float cleats and are compatible with all current Shimano SPD-SL cleats. Weight is 336g a pair.

Product Specifications

Product

Name R540 SPD-SL Road Pedals (12)
Brand Shimano

Description Cleat: 3 bolt, £19.99 (0, 6°)
Weight (g) 336
Available Colours Black Silver
Material Alloy Chromoly Steel
Pedal Type Clipless
Thread size 9/16"x20tpi
Bike Use Road
Pedal Siding Single
Cleat SPD-SL