These pedals come with a set of SHIMANO SPD SM SH-51 cleats, 1 mm spacers and screws.
BIKE AND SHOE COMPATIBILITY
These pedals have a 9/16" standard thread that is compatible with all adult mountain, hybrid, road and indoor bikes on the market.
The SHIMANO SPD M520 pedals are compatible with all shoes that can take SHIMANO SPD SM SH-51 cleats.
We recommend the ST 100 (ref. 8512376) ST 500 (ref. 8500914), XC 100 (ref. 8512218) or XC 500 mountain bike shoes (ref. 8512245).
To mount the pedals, you'll need a 15 mm spanner or a 6 mm Allen key.
Make sure you screw each pedal on the right way: clockwise for the right, and anticlockwise for the left.
The holding and release tension of the SPD cleat can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
When learning to use clipless pedals, make sure you plan ahead each time you want to unclip and put your foot down (at traffic lights, when stopping, or when there's an obstacle in the way).
If you aren't yet completely at ease with cleats, you might want to have one side of your pedals as flat pedals (ref. 8405478) to use on the more technical sections of your ride.
The SPD-M324 pedals are designed to last.
The open fixing mechanism sheds mud so that the contact point between the pedal and shoe stays clean.
The chromoly steel axle and sealed cartridge bearings require little maintenance.