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.