SLAY THE TRAIL.
Get the solid aluminum body, adjustable traction pins, and legendary Shimano serviceability as the top-tier PD-MX80 Saint pedals at a much lower price point. The PD-GR500 Pedals from Shimano give the self-sponsored racer plenty of security with tacky shoes and the ability to quickly go foot-out-flat-out in loose blown out turns.
Most aggressive platform pedals essentially use set screws with a headless, internal Allen drive that over time, wear and get impacted making them difficult to remove. On the PD-GR500 Pedals, the pins screw in from the back of the platform keeping the heads well protected from pedal strikes and the shoe’s soles.
This ingenious design prevents pin damage and still allows you to adjust the height, and on this pedal, the pins’ highest setting is 5mm taller than the PD-MX80. Shimano includes washers and by adding and subtracting them between the head and the pedal body, you can easily adjust the nine pins per side for your shoe and personal traction needs.
The low-profile cast alloy body mates to a chromoly axle with sealed cartridge bearings for maximum durability and strength. Three degrees of concave places your foot closer to the axle and improves grip. Its large openings help shed mud so your footing is always secure. The Shimano PD-GR500 Pedals are available in Silver and Black and will survive the park and shuttles for years to come without breaking the bank.
A platform pedal that’s up for the abuse
Solid alloy body and chromoly spindle add durability
Nine height-adjustable and replaceable traction pins
Open design for mud and debris clearance
Material [body] aluminum, [axle] chromoly steel
Removable Pins yes
Spindle Diameter 9/16in