Swiss SPD and SPD-SL have been setting standards for cycling shoes and pedals for decades. Legendary systems engineering technologies and excellent manufacturing processes set Shimano apart from the competition. Shoe experts work directly with pedal engineers to achieve an optimal interface between shoe and pedal, integrating the latest advances in cycling biomechanics, material design and efficient, robust SPD and SPD-SL systems. Developed together. Tested together. Powerful together. SPD and SPD-SL shoe/pedal combinations form an integrated power development platform based on the design philosophy of finding the optimal fit to meet the performance and comfort requirements of each individual rider. For the professional rider: Optimum power transmission. For the enthusiast: Faster, longer journeys with more comfort. For the relaxed rider...let's just say that when everything works this well together, it's even more fun!
Shimano SPD - Comfort on foot! Shimano developed SPD to meet the needs of a fast-growing new group of mountain bikers. By omitting the hooks and straps and by integrating the pedal and shoe sole into a common component for power transmission, Shimano is changing the world of cycling. This not only improve the transmission of power, but also the rider's control in increasingly artistic cycling disciplines. There is no longer one, universal MTB style and accordingly there is no longer a single SPD pedal. The landscape is varied: from fast XC races to steep, stony, wet and muddy trail rides. Shimano SPD pedals don't just keep up - they almost drive you forward. Shoe pedal designs have evolved to meet the demands of your personal riding style, but still offer the proven reliability and sheer durability off-road.
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