Aesthetics have always figured highly with Crank Brothers and the packaging of the Quattro SL is just as enticing as the contents – albeit not particularly eco-friendly. This model had a pink platform encasing the simple four-sided eggbeater mechanism. With a little practice, clipping in is easy and the release angle can be adjusted to 15° or 20° by switching the cleats around.
The cleat itself mounts securely to the shoe and there’s a hardwearing raised plastic area around the metal contact point. This makes them much more practical for walking and its U shape helps guide the cleat onto the pedal. The pedal-cleat connection is reassuringly solid and they’re comfortable on the knees thanks to the non-centering range of float. Three bolts attach the cleats, though there are other kits available for two-bolt shoes (£10.99-17.99).