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.

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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

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
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.)

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