Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals – in brief review

Budget version of Ultegra clipless pedals

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GBP £59.99 RRP | USD $109.99
Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals

Our review

For a few extra grams, Shimano’s 105s represent great value for money
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Weighing a mere 3g more than their Ultegra siblings, the 105s look like amazing value for the money. And sporting the same attractive shape as the Ultegras, a finish colour matched to the 105 groupset, and retaining the stainless steel protective plate, they are far from being an inferior choice. 


The standard cleat also offers 3 degrees of float, and though it doesn’t glide the way some do, the design does withstand café stops better than many. 

Despite their wide contact area, the 105s’ low profile design helps when pedalling through corners, and although they are heavier than some of the competition, the all-metal construction means they’re built to last.


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name 105 SPD-SL pedals (13)
Brand Shimano

Description 3-bolt cleats (72g)
Weight (g) 321