Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair
Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats | The Bike Affair

Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats


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Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats - Enhance Your Cycling Performance with Precision and Comfort!

Discover the Versatility of SPD-SL Cleats: Shimano SPD-SL road pedals and cleats are the top choice for both seasoned professionals and enthusiastic cyclists, offering a stable platform, effortless operation, and unmatched durability. The wide, low-profile design ensures even force distribution and allows for easy walkability, eliminating the need for special cleat covers during your mid-ride coffee breaks.

Three Cleat Models, Endless Benefits: Our Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats come in three distinctive colors - yellow, red, and blue - each offering unique features tailored to diverse rider biomechanics. With different float ranges and pivot points, you can now optimize your cycling experience like never before.

Understanding Cleat Float: Cleat float plays a pivotal role in your pedaling journey. It refers to the lateral foot movement while clipped in, determining how much you can point your toes left or right while secured to the pedal. The varying float levels accommodate diverse riding styles and address biomechanical concerns, such as past injuries, knee pain, or flexibility issues. Experience reduced joint stress and enhanced comfort during your pedaling motion, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Red SPD-SL Cleats – 0 Degrees of Float: Ideal for sprinters, professionals, and those seeking the ultimate power transfer efficiency. Fixed in position with zero float. Precise cleat setup required for optimal performance.

Yellow SPD-SL Cleats – 6 Degrees of Float: The preferred choice for casual fitness cyclists and a wide range of athletes. Offers a generous six-degree float range (three degrees in each direction) for free movement and low joint stress. Perfect for beginners, riders with knee discomfort, and those seeking flexibility.

Blue SPD-SL Cleats – 2 Degrees of Float: Newest addition, striking a balance between yellow and red cleats. Provides two degrees of float (one degree in each direction) for efficient pedaling with a touch of movement. Eliminates lateral sliding while allowing slight angle adjustments.

Your Perfect Fit Awaits: Selecting the right SPD-SL cleats to suit your biomechanics and riding style is paramount. Seek guidance from your local bike shop or professional bike fitters to determine the ideal float for you and optimize your cleat position for a seamless ride.

Smooth Installation, Enhanced Performance: Once you have chosen your ideal cleats and determined the perfect position, installation is simple. Apply a dab of grease to the captive nuts on your shoe's base and torque the bolts to Shimano's recommended setting (5-6Nm) using a 4 mm hex bit. This ensures secure fastening without damaging your shoes or bolts.

Elevate Your Ride with Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats: Upgrade your cycling experience with Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats, delivering precise performance and remarkable comfort. Explore the range of float options, unleash your cycling potential, and enjoy a smooth and rewarding journey on every ride.


Features of Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats

Optimal Rigidity Rate: Designed for a seamless match with Shimano SPD-SL pedals, ensuring efficient power transfer and pedal performance.

Precision Shape: The cleats are expertly shaped to perfectly fit SPD-SL pedals, creating a secure and reliable connection for your rides.

Walkable Design: Equipped with blue, yellow, and red ground contact points to enhance durability and prevent wear of the cleat part that engages with the pedal.


Specifications of Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats

Model No  WP-Y42U98020 WP-Y42U98010 WP-Y40B98140
Series Dura-Ace R9100 Series Shimano
Cleat Color Red Yellow Blue
Mode Fixed Mode (Delivers your power directly and more efficiently) Float Mode (Allows your feet to move side to side at an angle of 6 degrees.) Frontal Center Pivoting Mode (Aallows your feet to move side to side at an angle of 2 degrees.)
Compatible With
SPD-SL Fixed Type Pedals SPD-SL 6-degree Float Type Pedals SPD-SL 2-degree Front Center Pivoting Pedals

Technology of Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleats

Shimano Pedaling Dynamics SL (SPD SL):

Pro’s To You

Born of the pro tour demand for optimal power and endurance, the low-profile pedal technology has expanded to a wide range of cyclists, including competitors at all levels, sports, club, and recreational riders. SPD-SL is a road pedal platform systematically engineered with SHIMANO footwear to transfer more power from your body to your bike. For pro riders the extra-wide, low-profile cleat distributes energy more evenly over a wider surface and transfers it more efficiently to the bike, under the most extreme pedaling loads. No wasted movement. No loss to flex, voids, or mismatched shoe/pedal designs. It’s a core advantage that helps win races. The same energy efficiency that powers pro riders to the podium enhances the experience of other rider categories. Increased endurance for longer rides. More comfort and fun! System-engineered. Rider-tuned. You choose.

Power Transfer Efficiency

SPD-SL is the road-specific refinement of the system. This pedal platform was designed specifically for the needs of world-class road racers. The seamless pedal and cleat interface for a more efficient power transfer under the extreme pedaling loads encountered in race competitions.

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