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Clip in and get going with the Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set. Designed to pair with Shimano SPD pedals, these cleats are multi-release so you can clip out by twisting your foot to either the inside or outside of the pedal. With the option to lift and twist your heel to unclip, these cleats are a great choice for anyone just getting into the clipless pedal game and anyone just looking for quick, easy clip out functionality. Keep in mind that these cleats are not compatible with SPD-style pedals that are not Shimano branded.
- Compatible with all Shimano SPD pedals, except the M858
- Item #SHI0342
What do you think about this product?
August 26, 2019
LOVE these cleats
I came to mtb from road cycling and kept crashing on the trails because I couldn't get my foot out fast enough, especially on more technical terrain. I was using the SH-51 cleats at the time. A friend told me about the SH-56 and I have never gone back. I love that the cleat releases quicker and it's great for someone new to mtb. I will say that I'm more experienced now on the mtb and have noticed many times that my foot will release sometimes when I don't want it to, but for me I'd rather have the assurance that I'm able to get out of my pedal than to be crashing every ride because I can't get it out.
March 30, 2019
Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set
These work great with my spd pedals!
February 28, 2019
Good replacement set
I like to dab a little bit of thread locker on the bolts before putting them on my shoes. I have had several work their way loose over the years and its a scary feeling to twist and not be able to remove a foot.
June 19, 2018
Pop out pretty easy...
Just remember these are the models that allow you to release more easily. If you're riding trails and want that power on the up-pull, this isn't the right pair... you'll detach from the pedal with little force. But that's what they are supposed to do.
June 5, 2018
Does what it's supposed to do.
I got these for my touring bike and giro shoe set up. The clips do what they're supposed to and keep my feet on the pedals. No issues getting in or out of the clips.
June 4, 2018
The 56s pop out super easy, almost too easy some times. If your looking for more of a locked in feel the 51s are the way to go.
October 5, 2017
Rubber side down
These cleats work great. They release in those sketchy moments when my previous standard Shimano cleats would have me wreck or tip over. They do have a tendency to come un-clipped more unexpectedly, but I prefer that over wrecking. I found that compared to the standard black cleats, you need to add two rounds of preload to the SPD pedals.
August 23, 2017
Great Set of Cleats
I bought these to use with my Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II Mountain Bike Shoe and they have been working out great for mountain biking. I'm even using them on some older pedals that came on the mountain bike I purchased and they married well with no adjustment.
August 5, 2017
Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set
Super durable and easier to release than previous versions
July 11, 2017
Got rid of my none adjustable clip pedals and went with SPDs. Much safer. Clips work fine.
May 31, 2017
Read many reviews and decide this is the one for me. The clips are secure and since these were easier to release they fit the bill. Easy to install and adjust. Ease of getting in and out of the pedals make this a winner.
May 28, 2017
SPD's are my favorite cleat / pedal combo. The adjustable tension on the pedals allows you to customize your retention. As stated in previous reviews, these release with less effort than the SH51's.
May 8, 2017
I opted for these for their easier release over the performance of the SH56s. I've ridden them for years and they work great.
January 5, 2017
Good cleats for easy release
If you want to be able to unclip from your Shimano pedals with ease, the SH56 multi release cleats are the way to go. They are easier to get out of than the SH51 cleats. Consequently, you may have to increase your release tension so you don't have accidental unclips. Oh and these cleats last forever, they are very durable.
November 27, 2016
Clip in for MTB or Road
These are stellar for mountainbiking, commuting, etc. Great quality, longevity and design by Shimano, 10/10. There is a reason these are the gold standard for intro clipless pedal users.
August 18, 2016
Quality cleats at a fraction of the price you'll pay in a bike shop.
July 25, 2016
These keep you locked in when your old set ware out.
June 22, 2016
Works as expected.
Easy to install, no worries cleat design to fit even my 15 year old SPD pedals. What's not to like?
April 29, 2016
Replacing old one
I've used these for years and have always enjoyed them. Work great.
March 31, 2016
Have yet to test these out
I will update as soon as i tried them out on my road bike.
September 5, 2013
From your description the Shimano SM-SH51...
From your description the Shimano SM-SH51 SPD cleat have four degrees of float. How much float does the SM-SH56 cleat have? Where can I find this information from Shimano? Thanks for you help.
October 17, 2013
Amazon Website indicated that SH56 has 0 degree float.
July 10, 2011
I have Shimano cycling shoes and I want...
I have Shimano cycling shoes and I want to use them in my spinning/cycling class. Can road clips be interchanged with the SPD cleat set?
August 30, 2011
You need an SH-85 adapter plate. It goes from road (3-bolt/spd-sl) shoes to mountain (spd/spd-r) cleats (not from mountain shoes to road cleats). Basically you need road shoes to do it. If your Shimano shoes are road shoes you just need the SH-85 adapter plate and a set of spd cleats.
March 3, 2011
I bought the WM61 shoes for spinning class...
I bought the WM61 shoes for spinning class at my gym. would these cleats work for my shoes and my class? the bikes are SPD compatible, would these cleats be enough or would i need to buy another piece?
March 3, 2011
Yes, those will work fine. Enjoy!