Shimano celebrates 25 years of clipless with pedal, shoe combo

Limited edition SPD pedals and shoes

In 1990 Shimano introduced its first SPD clipless pedal and shoe — the M737 pedal and the M100 shoe. Dubbed SPD for Shimano Pedaling Dynamics, this system become the most widely used (and most frequently imitated) interface for clipless pedals.

While pedal and shoe technology has evolved, the SPD cleat remains unchanged. To celebrate a quarter century of cliplessness, Shimano has created a limited batch of shoes and pedals.

The anniversary edition pedal is a standard pd-m530 finished with a 25th anniversary logo : the anniversary edition pedal is a standard pd-m530 finished with a 25th anniversary logo
The anniversary edition pedal is a standard pd-m530 finished with a 25th anniversary logo : the anniversary edition pedal is a standard pd-m530 finished with a 25th anniversary logo

PD-M530C comes in a limited edition black finish with a 25th anniversary logo

Shimano's first spd mountain shoe was the m100: shimano's first spd mountain shoe was the m100
Shimano's first spd mountain shoe was the m100: shimano's first spd mountain shoe was the m100

The anniversary edition sh-m163g hearkens back to shimano's original mountain shoe: the anniversary edition sh-m163g hearkens back to shimano's original mountain shoe
The anniversary edition sh-m163g hearkens back to shimano's original mountain shoe: the anniversary edition sh-m163g hearkens back to shimano's original mountain shoe

The SH-M163G is a trail shoe in a limited-edition gray style that hearkens back to the original M100 clipless shoe. Unlike its predecessor, the SH-M163G features Shimano’s latest technologies, like Cross X-Straps to minimize hotspots and TORBAL midsole support.

The SH-M163G shoes and PD-M530C pedals will be sold together for US$205. (UK and Australian pricing TBA.)

For more information visit http://bike.shimano.com.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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