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    04 August 2011
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The number 1 bottle cage in the pro peloton, a true design classic which is also self-adjusting. These cages were used by over half the starting riders in the Tour De France, including Mark Cavendish, Thor Hushovd, Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans.
 
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Posted14 January 2013
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outbackcyclist
fromSouth Australia, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Light, good looking, a wide enough colour range to find a good match. Having a "world champion flag" colour is a nice touch -- the UK one looks much better than the Australian one from a few years ago did.
Easy to fit. It doesn't come with M5 bolts, but these should already be in the nuts in the frame. They are plastic so you should not over tighten them, which might be a issue if you are trying to capture a pump holder or the like under the bottle cage. Although the pump holder on my Leyzne Road Drive pump stays in fine.
It was tight but workable on the bottles when new. I simply left some full bottles in the cage when i wasn't riding until the plastic ring loosened up. The Bottles of Australia (BoA) bottles work fine, including the 700ml ones. Doesn't mark the printing on the bottles like the aluminium cages I used previously."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
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Amazing low priced SPD pedal for all round use including tough freeride and off-road use
 
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Good choice for first time with cleats
Posted04 August 2011
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Country : Australia
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The selling point of these pedals is supposed to be that you can ride them without cleated shoes. Whilst that is true, you wouldn't want to ride more than 5Km in runners as the pedal area is small and the pedal surface is not flat. The M324 is a better choice if you need both cleated and non-cleated use for a considerable distance.
The real strength of these pedals is that they are an outstanding beginners and commuting pedal. You can clip in from either side of the pedal, which makes for one less thing to get right. If you miss the clip, then because you can still pedal there's no panic: just have another go later. You can clip out much earlier than you need to if the traffic is misbehaving as you approach the lights, because you can spin the pedals a few more times whilst clipped out.
If you commute and the showers and lockers are a distance from your workplace (as it might be on a university campus) then the ability to ride the bike a short distance in street shoes is very useful.
The plastic surround creaks under some loaded conditions. I find this depends a bit on the shoe and the attitude of the foot.
I've used these pedals on the road bike I use for commuting for the past four years and I'm happy with them. If you are thinking of doing the same then I'd recommend a SPD-compatible touring shoe rather than the much heavier MTB shoes."
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Amazing low priced SPD pedal for all round use including tough freeride and off-road use
 

Do these come with reflectors?

The shimano website specifies the SM-PD40 reflector set, which does not appear to be available separately?... http://www.shimano.com.au/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Pedals/SM-PD40/SI-PD40C-ENG_v1_m56577569830606548.pdf
If you can't find reflectors for them then have a look at your cranks. If they're got square edges then buy some reflective tape and use a craft knife to cut it to fit. I used a white 3M A4 sheet bought from Wiggle and the result was very fine: the movement of the cranks really made the bike stand out, so it captured the best feature of the pedal reflectors.
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