I've been using this pedal for a few months now and face the following problems (which I believe are quality issues with the unit I purchased):
1. The left pedal: one side clips in properly while the other side clips in but floats around and is loose after clipping in (I have tried adjusting the screw provided until clipping in becomes extremely difficult, this does not solve the issue. It still floats around after clipping in)
2. The right pedal: One side clips in, the other side refuses to accept the cleat even if it's completely loosened.
It may possibly be that I've picked up a defective piece since it was the last one on the rack but it ought not to have been on sale in the first place, if it was faulty. In any case, these are not exactly inexpensive and don't seem worth the money. A pair of toeclips would seem to serve the purpose just as well.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Apologies for the difficulties faced with the pedals. In the installation and arrangement of the pedals and the cleats are crucial for a perfect fix. I have used these myself and the adjustment of the screws on the pedal play an important role. I suggest you take the bike to a decathlon store and try getting the cleats on the shoe and the pedals examined. Let the sales advisors make the adjustments. If the problem persists, then there should be a problem with the clip on springs. If that is the case and if the pedals are under warranty we will exchange it for you.
Deepak BABU DECATHLON
Have used them on 100-200 km. trips. These are excellent for highway rides as they can be unclipped relatively easy as compared to Keo road cleats. Initially users may find them difficult to operate with but after a few tries these will prove good. First time users have to keep the tension screw loose enough. ( Try not to overdo the loosening or you will loose the screw on bumpy rides. )
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
My husband loves these pedals and now has them on two bikes. Easy to use being double sided, nicely made and a good price. I'm not so confident with "clipless" pedals and may opt for a "semi-automatic" version, but that's just me!
Bought these for my new Genesis CdA 10 as they were cheaper than the Shimano version. Now, 1000km later the bearings are squeaking with every pedal stroke. Equivalent shimano pedals have done 12,000 km & only now just slightly squeaking.
Seems impossible to access the bearings to regrease them & no info in packaging or online. Lots of online info on how to regrease shimano pedal bearings! Buy cheap, buy twice as they say. Disappointing from Decathlon!
Sorry to hear you are not happy with the B'Twin SPD pedals that you recently bought. As you've said, the pedals should 100% last longer than the 1,000km you've done on them. You are more than welcome to exchange them in your local store if you have the receipt or scanned your decathlon card during the purchase.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
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