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New Shimano Pedals Info?(12 posts)

New Shimano Pedals Info?Fausto
Aug 29, 2002 12:19 PM
Anyone have a link or info on those new Shimano pedals that are Look compatible? I think these are the ones Lance used.

I checked Shimnao's website but nothing was there.

Thanks (nm)TJeanloz
Aug 29, 2002 12:24 PM (nm)johnnybegood
Aug 29, 2002 2:43 PM
Here is the image and text from It was dated 8/23/02


SPD-SL: A complete new performance standard for road racing pedals. The Shimano SPD system has stepped into another generation: SPD- SL. A road pedal system born with the creation of a brand new pedal: PD-7750 (or new Dura Ace).

The new Dura Ace pedal has been created for the needs of world class road racers and that's why it offers as most interesting features a very reduced lighweight and a great stability to the rider.

The weight of the PD-7750 pedal is only 270 grams per pair, 28 grams less than the current Dura Ace pedals. A super light weight that locates them among the feather weights in the market.

But not only weight is important in a pedal. Performance is as important as it. The new SPD-SL system uses a large and low profile cleat and binding mechanism that creates a highly stable interface between the shoe and pedal. This low profile design brings the foot closer to the spindle for improved stability. Sole-to-axle distance is only 14,4 mm, allowing a lower saddle position without changing leg extension.

Moreover, the clip-in is another of the improvements to have in mind. The near vertical pedal position angle for entry has been maximized for a faster efortless clip-in. Entry is also simplified by the large cleat entry width at the front of the pedal. Adjustable bindings allow the cleat tension to be set to each rider preference.

The Dura Ace pedal features three sets of bearings: ball type at both ends for symmetrical load dispersion reduced flex and silky- smooth rotation and wide a needle-type centered under the foot to stabilize load distribution.

The cleats are made from nylon resin and feature non-slip rubber base in the three contact points between cleat and the ground. Cleats will be available in two options: 3 degrees movement (SM- SH11) and fixed (SM-SH10).

This new pedal will be available inthe shops at the end of this year, but some of our best professional riders have been already testing, racing and winning on them (not bad to have a Tour de France in your curriculum before being officially born, don't you think?).

SPD-SL, a new step towards perfection !

Next message (nm)Fausto
Aug 29, 2002 4:07 PM
And these will take a Look cleat? Or is it a similiar 3 bolt pattern?

re: New Shimano Pedals Info?Mauceri
Aug 29, 2002 3:59 PM
It looks a lot like LOOK pedals to me. I'll stick with the original, LOOK
Stack height and other KEY changesPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 29, 2002 4:27 PM
It is similar to the original look. But its appears there are a few very important key changes. The stack height is lower, its lighter, better bearings and has adjustable tension. All very important.

Stack height and other KEY changesFausto
Aug 29, 2002 4:35 PM
Thank you, but can I use Look cleats?
My guess is yes...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 29, 2002 6:10 PM
From the writeup that says it uses a 3 bolt look mounting and plastic cleat as well as the design of the pedal it appears that you should be able to.

Sorry, but no . . .TrekFurthur
Aug 30, 2002 6:26 AM
check out where there is also a picture of Shimano's cleat. It uses the same three-bolt pattern, but the Look cleat won't work. Shimano's already learned that lesson, much to our chagrin.
Anybody know the price ?Maartin
Aug 30, 2002 5:25 AM
Looks like a winner
Look ripoff with less float? (nm)bigdave
Aug 30, 2002 6:10 AM
re: New Shimano Pedals Info?bikedodger
Aug 30, 2002 8:16 AM
Velonews has a review of the pedals.