The ultimate goal of Shimano’s SPD-SL pedal technology is to transfer more power from the body directly to the bike.
Inspired by a Tour de France legend and realized through the legacy of Shimano Systems Engineering, SPD-SL integrates the shoe and pedal so they perform as a single ultra-efficient component.
The extra-wide low-profile cleat and binding mechanism creates a highly stable interface between the shoe and pedal, in a super lightweight design. No wasted movement. No loss to flex, voids or mismatched shoe/pedal designs. It’s why so many Pro Tour and serious riders use SPD-SL.
Shimano PD-R550 Carbon Road Pedals – Entry-Level Carbon Performance
These low maintenance pedals are designed with increased stability for ease of use and improved power transfer. The carbon composite body keeps the weight down and the platform is extra-large to give you a great target for your cleat. The carbon pedal body is equipped with a stainless steel wear plate for stiffness and increased durability.
The Shimano PD-R550 SPD-SL Pedals come with a set of SM-SH11 floating cleats and all of the necessary mounting hardware.