Yellow for every fellow, red for racing—that's the rule for SPD-SL Cleat Sets.
These are the replacement cleats for Shimano SPD-SL pedals, including the Dura Ace PD-7810 and the Ultegra PD-6620 models. You get two cleats and all installation hardware. The stock cleat that comes with the Dura Ace and Ultegra SL pedals are the Black/Yellow floating cleat with 6 degrees of float. You also have the option to choose Shimano's Black/Red cleat -- a fixed cleat with no float whatsoever.
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If you have a pair of cleats that are worn out, but your pedals are still good to go get this now! Even if you don't need a set of cleats right away it is always better to get them now, rather than wait for disaster to occur!
I bought these to use on my commuter. Work fine, a little bit of movement makes them comfortable and the engage / disengage easily.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It would be hard to review a cleat system without mentioning their partner in crime, the pedals.
I bought these to match up with some Ultegra pedals I picked up used. While we are in the dead of winter at the moment, I've managed to put a few miles on the system and can say that the upgrade was money well spend.
I came from the Time system of pedals and these cleats feel slightly lower profile and "grippier" when not clipped in to the bike. This is good for avoiding the embarrassing floor slips that are especially common in the wet winter months.
Engagement to the pedals is firm and obvious; you know when you are locked in. I elected for the yellow model as I prefer a bit of float in my cleat. Mounting hardware worked perfectly with my DMT shoes.
Can I use the cleats on an indoor spinning cycle? DC
for the shop : when do you plan to sell RED cleats shimano ??? Thanks
I like these cleats because it maintains my foot steady on the pedal. Thats important to me, you should feel comfortable and secure.
In my experience these cleats wear out very quickly. The yellow parts either wear down or snap off. A few years ago I converted to these from SPD cleats and I'm thinking that wasn't the best idea.
These are the best cleats ever, I have never felt so secure in the pedals before. I don't ever want to ride anything else again!
I am getting some SIDI 3-hole compatible shoes and want to use these at the Y with their SPD pedals: Schwinn Triple-Link. Will this cleat set work, maybe with an adaptor, or not?
From all the research i did quickly they seem to need a Look Cleat but i don't know which one there is the older classic Look Cleat and the newer Delta Cleat you might try asking Schwinn. The Y may also have Cleats for Sale.
This is a great cleat, works great with my pedals. Easy to install. It does suck walking in them, but it's cleats they generally suck to walk in. They're made well so they'll last a while.
Does anyone know where I can get cleat covers for these?The outside yellow pads have already worn away and I've only had the shoes about 2 months.
Yes, these babies wear very fast. Backcountry doesn't carry them yet but many local bike shops carry a nice cleat cover for spd-sl by the brand Kool Kovers. Get some when you replace those wore out cleats!
I have the yellow version and I agree with Matt, they are pretty comfortable for the knees. Sometimes when I am standing and really cranking the "float" can be a little disconcerting. But I have grown accustomed to it after about 800 miles. When these wear out I will probably try some Speedplay pedals.
make sure you have an extra pair on hand when yours wear out. at this price grab a handful.
does this cleat mount to the 3 hold (triangle) type shoes?
Yep, just make sure that you have Shimano SPD-SL pedals, too.I highly, highly recommend the FLOATING version of this cleat. 99% of the riders on the road should be using the floating cleat! The fixed version of this cleat is for those that have had their bio-mechanic's dialed in. If the "average joe" puts the fixed version on their own shoes, it could result in knee issues. Bottom line - go with the floating version! (Yellow one)
Does this include the hardware?