Shimano SPD-SL Cleat Set

Step in with something new.

Shimano’s SPD-SL Cleat Set includes two cleats and all the installation hardware you’ll need. The cleat set is compatible with all Shimano SPD-SL pedals, including the Dura-Ace PD-7810 and the Ultegra PD-6620 models. The SM-SH11s are the Black/Yellow floating cleats with 6 degrees of float—this is the stock cleat that comes with the Dura-Ace and Ultegra SL pedals. Or if you prefer a fixed cleat with no float, there is the option of Shimano’s Black/Red cleat, the SM-SH10.

  • Replacement cleats for Shimano SPD-SL pedals
  • Includes two cleats and all installation hardware
  • Black/Yellow floating cleat with 6 degrees of float
  • Black/Red fixed with zero float
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Quality Cleats

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Shimano cleats that get the job done and last quite a long time. If you're not sure which color to pick up, most people go with the yellow cleats (6 degree float), unless you know you're looking for the Red (fixed float).

Just works

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Be sure to scuff up the bottoms before riding where you need to stop quickly or often (city riding) as the retention is too tight until you break them in a little.

Nice cleats

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great quality, I like the float on these ones.

Durable and dependable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The DA cleats will last for ages. I like to go with the yellow version with 6dgrees of float, which are easy on the knees.

Great cleats

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These cleats are easy and inexpensive to replace. Light weight, but a little bulky. Not designed for walking, duh. But, they will get you from your bike to the car/garage. I have never had one slip out.

Backup Cleats!

    I just bought these cleats to have a backup to my current one. These are same as the one that came with my pedals. Not any complaint with these cleats!

    The best at a low price!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There is simply nothing to complain about these cleats.. They are light, they are stiff, easy to figure out, and all for a very low price. I wouldn't want to walk much in them, since they are plastic, but why walk when you can ride?!

    I'd definitely recommend to get these. Doesn't get any better at a cheaper price.

    SPD-SL Cleats

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I must be cheap since I feel like plastic cleats should be closer to the price of a tube. That being said I try not to walk in these too much. Whereas other brands tend to slide around more on slick surfaces, these tend to grip a bit better. If you're unsure of which ones you need, you're likely looking for the yellow version with more float.

    Needed Replacement

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If your SPD-SL cleats wear out, replace them. Don't ride with cleats that don't stay in your pedals when you need them to. Plenty of people have crashed due to walk-worn cleats. Don't become one of them.

    To answer some previous reviews, these cleats aren't designed to be walked on for long distances or over rough surfaces. Stay on your bike.

    Oh yeah

      Light, stiff, plenty of grip when walking. I wouldn't change a thing.

      Functions as they should

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These work great. easy to install.

      Gets the job done, well.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Not much to say about these other than that they are workhorses. I've always liked the red ones(fixed, no float) and each pair generally lasts me a couple seasons. I usually put about 7-8k miles per year so for a $20(on sale) cleat, I'm impressed.

      Thanks for the review Sterling! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

      Awesome cleats

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Gotta say, I've never used clipless pedals before, but figuring these out was a breeze. Took me a couple minutes to attach them to the shoes and only another minute or two to learn how to clip and unclipped them.

      You are killing it! Good job. Thanks for the review.

      Shimano SPD SL Cleats

        Replacing your cleats is one of those small things that can really make a difference in your pedal stroke. Nobody likes a loose feel in their pedal stroke, and a brand new pair of cleats brings back a solid and confident feel. These do the job and are not very expensive.

        Pro Tip: to reduce wear an tear on one cleat, practice clipping out with a different foot each time you come to a stop, and avoid walking around whenever possible.

        would these fit for SPD 5800 series? I have 105's peddles.

        Best Answer

        Yes, this will fit the 5800 series pedals.

        What about the new Ultegra 6800 pedals?

        Float don't Bloat

          The Yellow cleat gives you some floatability (but not an excessive amount), which for an avid mountain bike racer I am used to, and I like on the road as well. For road racers the red no float might be a better option depending.
          The cleats are great and allow no slip rubber so you don't skate on the kitchen tile floor, or in line at the coffee shop (if that's your bag).

          Arguably, pedal and cleat combinations are a function of price, and personal preference. IMO on the road they engage well with my Shimano Ultegra pedals and offer a firm, solid platform. I am pleased with the setup allowing me a nice setup for long days in the saddle, and shorter more intense training rides. Enjoy!

          What is the difference between fixed and floating? I ride fixed gear

          Best Answer

          Some people prefer a fixed cleat, some need float, and most people don't know because nearly all pedal/cleat systems are floating unless you request otherwise. If you do go with fixed cleats, alignment becomes much more critical. It also depends on your personal physical characteristics and bike setup.

          How You Know it's Time for New Cleats...

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          What's in the Box

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