Shimano PD-M324 Pedal

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DESCRIPTION

Combines the power of Shimano's SPD? and the convenience of a platform pedal.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 13, 2021]
jbozo89


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Good adjustment range of release tension, Easy to get in and out. Pedal almost always hangs the same way, shoe naturally picks up the cleat side. Well made.

Purchased:
Used  
[Apr 21, 2011]
SenorSerioso
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

SPD for trail riding and platform for leisure riding.

Weakness:

Always getting the opposite side you want to use is annoying.

Not worth it, might as well just cycle in your cleats all the time. I had these on for a month and removed them quickly. Waste of money in my opinion.

Similar Products Used:

Plane Jane Shimano SPDs

[Sep 12, 2010]
paulmorgan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

reliability, simplicity

Had these on my daily commute bike for seven years. No maintenance carried out on them in that time. They still work as well as when new. Nuff Said....

[Apr 23, 2010]
$nap$hot
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Versatile, easy to clip in and out of, can take a beating.

Weakness:

Not sure if it is a weakness (may indicate longivity, or lack thereof), but the break-in period seemed kinda short.

The Crank Brothers Candy C's were my first set of clipless pedals. Wasn't a huge fan, because if I missed the clips, the smooth plastic cage provided no grip. Got the Shimanos, and wish I'd gotten them sooner. They are very versatile pedals, and I've bashed them into a number of trees and roots without leaving the slightest mark. If I'm on the wrong side of the pedal trying to clip in, the platform side provides plenty of grip.

As I mentioned above, the break in period seemed kinda short. The bindings seemed to have gotten loose after only a few rides. Nothing a 1/4 turn with a 3mm Allen wrench couldn't fix, and no issues since.

I highly recommend trashing the multi-release cleats they come with and invest in single-release cleats. A very minor bump into a root or rock will cause your foot to pop out with the multi-release.

I will not say these pedals are the best, because that's purely a matter of preference. I will say, however, that they do the job for me, and it will be a long time before I consider a different pedal.

Similar Products Used:

Crank Brothers Candy C

[Apr 16, 2010]
SLAVISA
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Platform. Great pedal for recreaton and dry terain conditions.

Weakness:

Very bad for mud and wet terain conditions.

Try and you will see, I am totally happy with.

Similar Products Used:

non

[Jul 22, 2009]
BikeRider
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Very convenient, platform on one side, clips on other

Weakness:

less than one year old... clicks terribly unless adjusted. Requires special tool (TL-PD33) to adjust, which apparently costs as much as the stupid pedals. I am a bit of a fanatic so I take care of bike, tune up regularily, etc. Can not keep them in adjustment - will loosen up in couple rides after having tightened. I have free service from great bike shop but it is still a major pain to take in bike just to have the pedal fixed... twice already in less than a year.

Dissappointed. I never even considered a that pedal would not last more than a year. Poor design - requires special tools. Would not purchase again.

[Nov 29, 2008]
the_original
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

clip and platform in one, reasonable bearings,

Weakness:

fills up with mud , cage rusts ( thin chrome plating ), desing does not allow thick profile on soel of shoe, small platform

As with most products that are a compromise is does not excell in any field. But for multi terrain long rides they do a good job, and allow the choice between sneekers and real shoes. The weaknesses mentioned are inherent to the design, so not really a problem.
If you are competitive please use a different pedal. If you just want to enjoy long trips with different surfaces and the occasional stop for some coffee they do an excellent job.

Similar Products Used:

dual/single sided spd pedals, platform

[Sep 28, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Seem durable.

Weakness:

Annoying to use with cleats, bad clearance

Do NOT use these pedals if you do any sort of technical riding. Clipping back in is so annoying, you always have to make sure the pedal is on the right side. These pedals are good for VERY mild cross country riding at best, but they are going on my commuter now that I got some pd-m545s. Those are a much better pedal for using with regular shoes or cleats. I can't tell you how many features these pedals have prevented me from riding as I am always fiddling around with them in particularly sketchy riding. The bearings seem good however, and they have taken some pretty massive hits and are relatively undamaged.

Similar Products Used:

regular old shimano spd

[Aug 30, 2008]
agentwkkd
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Versatile, go riding in any shoes, sneakers or SPuD's, doesn't matter if you can't clip in straight away, as platform will deal with it, or if you're on tech terrain, ride flats for great 'dab-ability'.

Weakness:

Weight, awkward servicing, have to remove cage, and mess around with 13mm/10mm socket wrenches, constantly swapping between the two to adjust cone and lock nut - can't snug both at same time.
Unlike if riding with SPud shoes, if your in your sneakers then you have to make sure you hit the correct side, though you soon get the idea as the pedal normally rests at the halfway point, so either flip forward or back to whatever suits as you bring your foot on pedal.

Worth it as a good alround pedal if you have only 1 'do-everything' bike though could be cheaper

Similar Products Used:

non in the similar one side one thing, one side the other.

[Jul 14, 2008]
country biker
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

they work, good seals

Weakness:

NOISY!!!! the bearings suck a big cucumber.

these pedals will get you where you want to go but are very distracting and embarrassing with all the noise they make. it only took a couple days for this to occur. took them apart and they were clean inside except for the high quality grease and tiny bearing balls. these were absolutely a waste of 60 bucks. like throwing it in the wind or burning it. i really think shimano owes me 60 bucks. the tioga surefoot pedals from lickbike cost like 20 bucks. they aren't sealed as well but if you only ride in dry conditions they'll last and last.

p.s.
i think it's stupid that this site makes you list what type of rider you are and only has four stupid options. i put cross country because i ride threw the country a lot.

Similar Products Used:

tioga surefoots

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