Shimano Dura-Ace – Shift Your Expectations
Dura-Ace moves to the next generation. Reduced shifting effort lets you concentrate on riding. More control thanks to improved ergonomics. Unbeatable reliability gives you confidence. Tested in competition and taken to victory by pro riders in all conditions – on the road, across the pavé, through the mud. Dura-Ace: Concentration, control and confidence.
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Carbon SPD-SL Road Pedals
The Shimano 9000 Carbon Dura Ace SPD-SL Pedals set new precedents for width and stability in the road pedal market, making them undoubtably the most efficient pedal on the market.
Firstly, the pedals feature a wider fit positioning adjustability in order to create a more stable platform than what was available with previous pedal systems. Additionally, the new PD9000 comes with a new style of cleat, the SM-SH12. These factors combine to create a more extensive platform for power transfer, while at the same time providing an increased level of comfort. And in addition to the wide design, Shimano offer an optional spindle with a 4mm increased length — an ideal option for those who prefer a wider Q-factor.
Shimano has gone to great lengths to redesign the definition of comfort with the 9000 pedals. The principals of the cleat retention system are centered on a front/center pivoting system. And within this new design, the SM-SH12 cleat plays a pivotal role. This is because the interaction between the cleat and pedal limits toe movement and lateral play by restricting float to +/- one degree. So, the system basically corrects your bad habits before they happen. Together, this will minimize knee strain, hot spots, and contribute to absolute efficiency.
The spring-loaded tension adjustment is one factor that remains unchanged from previous Dura-Ace pedal systems. This feature is accessible at the rear of the pedal, and is able to dial-in your preference for the difficulty of cleat exit. For durability, you’ll find that the pedals continue with the usage of a stainless steel top plate.
The Shimano PD-9000 SPD-SL Pedals come with a set of SM-SH12 floating cleats and all of the necessary mounting hardware.