Shimano platform/clip pedals - which one?
I'm upgrading pedals on my bike (currently using SP-M324) and I was thinking about the SP-M647 as everybody is giving great reviews of those pedals.
Shimano also makes M545 (w/ aluminum cage) and the M424 (cheaper version of 647).
M424 472g MSRP $60 - can find around $55
M545 567g MSRP $99 - can find for $79
M647 568g MSRP $130 - on sale @ $75
The better models seems also heavier
any recommendations on which way to go?
any experience on 545 vs. 647?
Last edited by Zen_Turtle; 08-28-2006 at 07:13 PM.
m647 as the engaging system is much better i had them on my marin rocky ridge for a year with no problems what so ever
I wouldn't discount the M424's - they do a damn fine job and given the weight and price get my vote.
yeah M424s do quite alright... I run them on my SS, however the 647 has better mud clearance, just something to consider with regard to you local trail conditions... I haven't had any issues with the 424s, but there isn't that much mud around here either...
I broke the cage on a 424 this year, trapped it b/w my foot and a rock and !snap!. Allegedly the cages are available as replacement parts, but can't get my LBS to remember to order one. So I bought a set of 545s online.
The platforms on the 545s are noticably stiffer, but the plastic on the 424s had more grip on the soles of my shoes. I liked the 424s fine, I just don't want to have to ride around rocks and logs because I'm concerned about breaking a pedal. The rock thing was a little unusual, I know rocks aren't good for ANY pedal, but I'm not the best rider and mistakes will happen . . .