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They keep getting better.
Shimano's Dura-Ace PD-9000 SPD pedals see continual improvements to keep them on the top rung of road pedal choices.
Carbon has its place, but it's not necessarily on every square inch of every component. Sure, we love the weight savings, but if there isn't a benefit as far as function and power transfer, then stainless steel or other alloys are perfectly acceptable. Shimano's Dura-Ace PD-9000 SPD pedals were constructed with exactly this theory in mind.
Instead of using carbon for the complete pedal system, Shimano placed it in areas where it has a measurable benefit. In this case it's the platform of the pedal. And this version features wider fit positioning adjustability which in turn translates to a more stable platform than previous versions. Additionally, Shimano paired the 9000 with new cleats which also lend to more efficient power transfer.
The new cleat retention system is centered on the front pivot. The SH12 Cleat limits your lateral float to /- one degree. This minimizes knee strain and ensures efficient power transfer to the drivetrain. The shortened degree of float, however, does not interfere with cleat retention. The spring-loaded tension adjustment at the rear of the pedals still dials in your exit tension.
For durability, you'll find that the pedals continue with the usage of a stainless steel top plate.
The Shimano Dura-Ace PD-9000 SPD-SL Pedals are available in the color Black and in one size. Please note that these pedals are recommended for use with the new SM-SH12 cleats.
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Do the Shimano Ultegra 6800 pedals have...
Do the Shimano Ultegra 6800 pedals have the same platform width of 66mm as the Dura Ace 9000 pedals?
Do these work with the yellow cleats? Or,...
Do these work with the yellow cleats? Or, the blue only?
This pedal is compatible with the yellow cleats. You can actually use this pedal with any of the cleats that Shimano offers.
If you have any other questions or need anything else please let us know.