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How to choose the right Shimano SPD-SL road cleats for You?
Choosing The Right Shimano SPD-SL Road Cleat For You. 1 Yellow SPD-SL Cleats 鈥?6 Degrees of Float. Yellow SPD-SL cleats are perhaps the most popular among casual fitness cyclists but are used by a wide … 2 Red SPD-SL Cleats 鈥?0 Degrees of Float. 3 Blue SPD-SL Cleats 鈥?2 Degrees of Float.
What kind of cleats do Shimano make?
Blue SPD-SL Cleats 鈥?2 Degrees of Float Blue SPD-SL cleats are Shimano鈥檚 newest cleat option and they exist as a middle-ground between yellow and red. Blue cleats have two degrees of float (one degree in each direction), allowing for a small range of movement while still delivering a high amount of pedaling efficiency.
What is the difference between SPD and Shimano pedals?
Although we鈥檝e said 鈥淪PD鈥?in the headline and will keep referring to Shimano pedals, the principles are the same for any clipless pedal system. The only real difference is that most non-Shimano systems like Time and Crank Bros have a bit more 鈥渇loat鈥?between cleat and pedal, so you can get away with less precise cleat alignment.
Do SPD-SL cleats help with power transfer?
While float can help reduce stress on joints and make for a more comfortable pedaling movement, it can also result in a feeling of slightly less power transfer if your foot moves around too much. Your neutral foot position is also important to understand before selecting and installing the right SPD-SL Cleat for you.