Shimano SPD-SL cleats

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Jontyallan
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Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby Jontyallan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 19:36 pm

Hi all,

does anyone know of a company that makes cleats that fit shimano spd-sl pedals, but last longer than the ones shimano make? surely someone has managed to do this, but with better materials that last a bit longer? thanks in advance...

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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby northpole » Sun Nov 11, 2012 20:29 pm

Sorry, no; but if it's any consolation, the Shimano cleats last about two or three times longer than the Look ones! In truth, none of the road type cleats are designed for walking any distance on.

Peter

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simona75
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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby simona75 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 21:25 pm

I got these

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cleatskins-peda ... play-time/

I've had the same cleats for 18months now and they still look new.

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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby beams87 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 23:17 pm

northpole wrote:Sorry, no; but if it's any consolation, the Shimano cleats last about two or three times longer than the Look ones! In truth, none of the road type cleats are designed for walking any distance on.

Peter


+1 on that. Removed my Look Keo Easy that came with my bike after getting fed up of the dreadful cleats, two pairs in 6 months... Now on Shimamo Ultegra I picked up for £30 on here.

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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby philbar72 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 22:08 pm

sorry for the thread hijack, but apart from lightness are the ultegra pedals better than the 105 pedals (clipping in and out). my 105 pedals are fine but they can be a right sod to clip in.....

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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby smidsy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 06:36 am

Same clip in system and bearings used in all Shimano SPD-SL pedals, so no.

What you do get is a slightly larger platform (for better power transfer) which may inadvertantly help you to clip in.

I would not pay out for that chance though.
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Jontyallan
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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby Jontyallan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 13:24 pm

Thanks all. The wear is not actually from walking on them, it is from clipping them in (the back lip thing). A gap in the market perhaps?

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Re: Shimano SPD-SL cleats

Postby t4tomo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 13:26 pm

a gap in your cleat you mean :D
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