Changing pedals is a task even the most diehard mechanic dislikes. Clockwise, counterclockwise, right thread, left thread do any of us ever get it right the first time' For this reason the Shimano A530 SPD Pedals may just become your pedal of choice. While most pedals feature either a one sided design road or a two sided mountain interface, the A530 takes the SPD and mates it to a platform for an all in one package. Now you're able to ride the trails to work and then put on your boots for a night on the town when the clock is punched. With steel spindles and sealed cartridge bearings, they are built to last. The platform is an ovalized, oversized aluminum plate that works with any shoe. The cleat side is Shimano's tried and true SPD, and a set of cleats is included to get you rolling right out of the box.