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Shimano SH56 SPD Cleat Set

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    Start pedaling.

    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.

    • Multi-release
    • Compatible with all Shimano SPD pedals, except the M858
    • Item #SHI0342

    Tech Specs

    Shimano SPD
    Recommended Use
    mountain biking

    Tech Specs

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    LOVE these cleats

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    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.

    Good replacement set

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    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.

    Pop out pretty easy...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    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.

    Does what it's supposed to do.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    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.

    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.

      Great Set of Cleats

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      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.

      1st Clips

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      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.

      Good cleats for easy release

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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.

      Clip in for MTB or Road

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      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.

      Works as expected.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: n/a
      • Height: 6'3"
      • Weight: 240lbs

      Easy to install, no worries cleat design to fit even my 15 year old SPD pedals. What's not to like?

      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.

      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?

      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.

      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?