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    Shimano QC - R7000 Pedals

    I purchased a set of Shimano 105 R7000 pedals and was pretty dismayed when I went to install them - the pedal threads are way out of concentricity with the axle (see video linked below). I have a pair of the super cheap PD-M520's on another bike and they go on dead straight. I've always been pretty impressed with Shimano's quality, but this is a new low for me. Additionally, that silver finish on the axles - it's paint, not plating. Is this just a one-off manufacturing error or a sign of competitiveness leading to excessive cost-cutting?https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7sb96bt44...reads.MP4?dl=0

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    That's definitely atypical of Shimano quality imho, you sure they're not counterfeit?
    Did you buy them from a reputable seller?
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    Are both sides like that?
    I would say it's a one off. If both sides are like that, it'd be really weird since they're both wouldn't be made at the same time (and maybe not even the same machine).
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    Either not new or not actually Shimano...I've never seen anything like that from them. That axle is bent for sure. Never seen Shimano pedals w/ painted axles either.
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    They are probably counterfeit. Stay away from eBay.

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    I purchased the pedals from Merlin in the UK, so I would think they're genuine. The molding of the plastic parts looks good and the packaging looked pretty consistent with what I know from Shimano.

    The other side was not as bad, but still outside of what I would consider acceptable.

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    I don't know what the Merlin's return policy is, but I would seriously consider returning them if possible. Even for a swap. This way you would know for sure. If the second pair are the same, I would consider something different.

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    I wonder where Merlin is getting their Shimano product from? I say this because Shimano has prohibited many other UK internet retailers from shipping to the US. Wonder how Merlin flew under the radar, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    I wonder where Merlin is getting their Shimano product from? I say this because Shimano has prohibited many other UK internet retailers from shipping to the US. Wonder how Merlin flew under the radar, so to speak.
    They're probably using the OEM loophole as they sell their own private label complete bikes and just didn't bend the knee like the other UK companies-the SLX groupset I bought last year from them, for example, wasn't in Shimano retail packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremerradkurier View Post
    They're probably using the OEM loophole as they sell their own private label complete bikes and just didn't bend the knee like the other UK companies-the SLX groupset I bought last year from them, for example, wasn't in Shimano retail packaging.
    I don't know what it means but I'd usually get stuff in just a plastic bag going back before shimano's crack down. That was generally from Ribble.

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    FWIW, these pedals came in retail packaging...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    They are probably counterfeit. Stay away from eBay.
    I bought a set of Shimano PD-M8020 pedals on ebay. I broke the non-drive side pedal axle after less than 150 miles. Pedals arrived in retail packaging that certainly looked correct. Fortunately, the seller refunded my money. I have to wonder if the pedals weren't counterfeit.

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    Here are photos of the pedals I bought on eBay. The cleats won't engage in the pedals because the jaw spacing is 1.6 mm less than other pairs of legit pedals I have. The back of the spd cleat has a ramp that engages the back jaw of the cleat to spread the jaws to snap in. The flat part of the cleat hits the jaw so it's super hard to snap in. The following photos show the fake pedals and packaging : Adjustments.jpgIMG_4779.jpgIMG_4780.jpg

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    Maybe someone @ shimano is selling rejects on the side for retirement?
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    How likely is it that anyone would counterfeit a set of $25 pedals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    How likely is it that anyone would counterfeit a set of $25 pedals?
    Exactly what I was thinking
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    Shimano QC - R7000 Pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    How likely is it that anyone would counterfeit a set of $25 pedals?
    That's what I used to think, but there's counterfeit KMC quicklinks out there. Also, you can't get these pedals for $25 anymore.

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