The ultimate goal of Shimano's SPD-SL pedal technology is to transfer more power from the body directly to the bike. Inspired by a Tour de France legend and realized through the legacy of Shimano Systems Engineering, SPD-SL integrates the shoe and pedal so they perform as a single ultra-efficient component.
The extra-wide low-profile cleat and binding mechanism creates a highly stable interface between the shoe and pedal, in a super lightweight design. No wasted movement. No loss to flex, voids or mismatched shoe/pedal designs. It's why so many Pro Tour and serious riders use SPD-SL.
For those looking for more fun than victory, our road SPD systems offer the efficiency advantage of clipless pedals with shoes that offer walking comfort.
Shimano invented SPD, so you can depend on it!
The recessed cleat and clipless pedal technology revolutionized the cycling shoe/pedal interface. Ultimate power transer and peak performance demand that pedal and shoe work together as one integrated system. Shimano's legacy of Systems Engineering and premier component design provided the model for a totally new shoe/pedal system, and SPD was born.
Since then, decades of legendary "in-the-dirt" dependability, reliability and sheer endurance has made SPD the world's "go-to" pedal technology
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