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Cleats

Postby Mr_Cellophane » Mon Jul 08, 2013 19:53 pm

What is the difference between Shimano SH51, SH52 and SH56 cleats, and how do I know which my Decathlon ones are ?

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Re: Cleats

Postby benpinnick » Mon Jul 08, 2013 19:59 pm

51 and 56 are standard cleats, 51 is singles release (left-right), 56 is multi release (so pulling up also releases).52 is a weird cleat that only fits one pedal. If you have that one pedal I would be surprised. all the popular ones fit 51/56.
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Re: Cleats

Postby Mr_Cellophane » Mon Jul 08, 2013 20:07 pm

Thanks.
Why would you want cleats that release on "pull up" won't they keep releasing ?

So if I buy any Shimano pedals my existing cleats will fit ?

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Re: Cleats

Postby nicklouse » Mon Jul 08, 2013 20:12 pm

Mr_Cellophane wrote:Thanks.
Why would you want cleats that release on "pull up" won't they keep releasing ?

So if I buy any Shimano pedals my existing cleats will fit ?

pedals come with cleats anyway.
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Re: Cleats

Postby Mr_Cellophane » Mon Jul 08, 2013 20:13 pm

nicklouse wrote:
Mr_Cellophane wrote:Thanks.
Why would you want cleats that release on "pull up" won't they keep releasing ?

So if I buy any Shimano pedals my existing cleats will fit ?

pedals come with cleats anyway.


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Re: Cleats

Postby benpinnick » Tue Jul 09, 2013 07:55 am

Ive never quite understood (or indeed tried) multi release cleats, but I guess that the pull up action must be somehow different from just pedalling! Your new pedals will come with SH51s, so get an extra set of those and you'll be good.
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Re: Cleats

Postby .blitz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 07:57 am

Mr_Cellophane wrote:Why would you want cleats that release on "pull up" won't they keep releasing ?


Whereas the single release cleats need a definite sideways movement to unclip, the multi-release cleats unclip with a sideways-and-upwards movement. They don't unclip by pulling upwards.

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Re: Cleats

Postby stubs » Tue Jul 09, 2013 09:16 am

The multi release are mainly meant for touring bikes that will get used on the road a lot. They do work off road I had some for a while not realising it and they worked okay but I did unclip a couple of times when I didnt want to. Fallen off a gazillion times in SPDs but never failed to unclip apart from once when snow had packed in and I had to undo my shoe to unclip with the help of a rock.
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Re: Cleats

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:12 pm

Mr_Cellophane wrote:Thanks.
Why would you want cleats that release on "pull up" won't they keep releasing ?

Only if you pull up.
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Re: Cleats

Postby cooldad » Wed Jul 10, 2013 13:22 pm

YeehaaMcgee wrote: enormous


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Re: Cleats

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Jul 10, 2013 14:35 pm

I'll etc your (and so on) in a minute.

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Re: Cleats

Postby cooldad » Wed Jul 10, 2013 14:47 pm

You don't etc.
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