One screw came off in the middle of a ride making it very difficult to clip into the pedal & ride safely even though i had ensured that it was tight before the ride
Had to buy new set of cleats for 500 just for a screw
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. We apologise for the bad experience you have had with the SPD clipless pedals. The Screws on the pedals are used to increase the tension on the springs used to lock your shoes. If the screws are too tight, clipping and unclipping will be tough. This is for experienced riders. If the screws are loosened, the clipping process is easy. This is for beginners. If the screws are too loose it is possible that it will fall off. However, You mentioned that you had tightened it. I will pass your feedback to the product manager. I checked a few pieces in the store and the screws are rigid.
Please feel free to drop a mail if you have further questions. I remain available.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
Store technician did not apply grease before installing pedals on my bike.
Clipping in & out takes some getting used to.
Keep the cleat tension on minimum if you are using cleats for the first time.
Keep the cleat tension same on all the 4 nuts.
Having shoe connected to the pedal makes for a very good riding experience.
Quality, dual sided clipping, price
Store should have applied grease before installing
Whilst these are a cheap entry to SPD pedals, pay a little more as the experience these will give you will put you off cli[less pedals. Once engaged in the pedals, you need to move you foot to a full 90 degrees and yank with all your might to get your feet out of the pedals - this is despite adjusting.
I've been a cyclist for 5+ years and have used SPD's during this time and these are undoubtedly the worst I've used - bordering on dangerous as when you come to a standstill you constantly gamble as to weather or not your foot will unclip and you will fall and damage yourself / bike.
The old adage you buy cheap, you buy twice is apt to these.
Hard to disengage
Sorry to hear about the issues you have faced with these pedals. Sometimes they can be quite tricky to get in and out if you are using different cleats to those supplied with the pedals. You are more than welcome to return to your local store for an exchange or refund. Personally I would select the Shimano M520 pedals for the slight price difference.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
Never used spd pedals and shoes before so not really an expert. Although they make pedalling at speeds so much easier and comfortable. Feels like your part of the bike not just sitting on it.
Fitting the clips for the shoes which are included and the pedals are easy to fit.
good price compared to the others.
not found any yet after using them for a month.
Unlike real SPD pedals made by shimano, you can't adjust the difficulty to clip in separately from the ease of unclipping.
There is no float, either, which means that the slightest natural movement of your ankles is enough to unclip your feet. It feels insecure - because it is. It's worse than normal non-clip pedals.
The cleats themselves are coward cleats. Any pull on the pedal and they come loose. This defeats the purpose of attaching your shoe to the pedal in the first place!
There's no instructions either. I expected them to be inside the box but they weren't. They aren't even on the website. On the back of a box is a cartoon of somebody using a spanner on their front wheel. I don't know what that is intended to mean.
I will be taking these back as soon as possible because they are terrible.
limited adjustability, won't stay clipped in
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding these pedals. I have forwarded them on to the product manager in charge of pedals. I agree with you that more instructions or a QR code link to set up your cleats and pedals would be useful.
You are correct in saying that there is only one adjustment screw but shimano pedals only have one in order to adjust spring tension.
I appreciate that they are an entry level model and for only £2 more you can purchase the M-520 model: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/m-520-mountain-bike-pedals-black-id_3169982.html
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
I was probably quite unlucky; had to return this product the next day; the tension adjuster fell apart not to mention cleats were difficult to clip in. Replaced them with Shimano M-520's which only cost £2 more; significant improvement in ease of use and a secure feeling in the pedals.
Poorly built, easily scratches
Work well even when covered in clay
Good price and work well even when dirty
I used toeclips for years and looked at these types of pedals with a smirk and a head shake. BUT, bought these for my new triban 500 road bike and after 10 minutes use decided to get a set for my mtb. Safe capture, great power transfer, easy
kick off at lights etc. Great product once you practice hooking them into the shoes.
easy to learn how to use for power, safety etc.
after toe clips these are slower to get hooked up.