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spd cleatsRom12_1
Apr 4, 2003 9:40 AM
what's the difference b/t road and mtb spd cleats? I am going to get a new set of cleats and its for Sidi road shoes.
sorry for double post.nmRom12_1
Apr 4, 2003 9:41 AM
They are two different types of cleats and pedals....TFerguson
Apr 4, 2003 10:50 AM
Standard SPD (commonly called MTB) uses a two-hole cleat mounting system on the shoe. They are the most common and are found on two sided MTB pedals, single sided road pedals and tourist pedals with platform on one side and SPD on the other. There are also many imitators (ie. Nashbar, Ritchey, etc.) who's cleats may or may not work in Shimano SPD.

SPD-R was Shimano's first road only pedal design. It uses a three hole cleat mounting system. I've only seen single sided road pedals using this design.

Shimano recently introduced the SPD-SL, which is very similar to the European designs. I believe that they are abandoning the SPD-R. I don't know how the SL cleats mounts.

They are two different types of cleats and pedals....gamecat
Apr 5, 2003 4:45 AM

SPL-SL use a similar bolt fixing to Look (3 bolts in a triangular pattern).