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Shimano A515 road pedal...opinions please(3 posts)

Shimano A515 road pedal...opinions pleasekendoo
Dec 3, 2001 5:04 PM
I need pedals for my road bike and am considering these. I'd like to hear from somebody who has logged some miles on these. I think they are relatively new.
re: Shimano A515 road pedal...opinions pleaseKEN2
Dec 3, 2001 6:51 PM
I used them on my commute bike for 3 months, then sold 'em on ebay. They work fine, except why use a single-sided pedal when the double-sided 515 is so much more convenient? They do look good and they're a bit lighter, but that wasn't enough for me. You might like them better if you weren't clipping in and out a lot, though. They rotate to a certain angle when you get out of them (like Looks), so the entry is a kind of sweep forward to catch the upper tip of the pedal, then clip in as it rotates to flat.

OTOH if you have a mtn. bike and use SPDs already you can save a chunk of cash by using the same shoes and cleats.
I did the same thingShelley
Dec 5, 2001 10:23 AM
I had the A515's for a few months on my road bike, but ended up switching to M515's (mountain pedals). The A515's functioned fine. I wanted them because then I could use the same shoes with both my road and mountain bikes if I wanted, mostly if I commuted with my road bike. Road shoes are not good for this at all. With clipping in and out frequently, it just made more sense to have dual sided pedals and I did not care that the M515's were not as light. The A515 was a good pedal, just didn't work for what I wanted.