Best pedals for touring

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  • I’m looking at a set of pedals with SPD on one side and flat (with pins?) on the other. Is the Shimano a530 the de facto standard?are there better options? I see alpkit do a set called love mud jeckyl.
    Thanks in advance

  • I think it depends on your shoes. The A530's are so un-grippy on the non-spd side that I've found them almost impossible to ride in MTB-style shoes. If you're using a flat-bottomed trainer-style spd shoe they might work, otherwise the M324's are pretty solid.

  • Thanks. I should clarify. I’ll be using Giro Republic or Shimano touring shoes for day but want to be able to use flat/lightweight plimsoll style for popping to the pub or down the shops.

  • If you're seriously thinking of using the flat side then the PD-T8000 is the best, and PD-T420 is pretty good. If you want them as a 'just in case' then the pd-a530 is fiiiiiine.

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