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Item # SHI0342

Get in, get out, get on with it.

The Shimano SH-56 cleats are multi-release, which means you can clip out either to the outside or the inside of the pedal. The cleats can also be released by lifting and twisting your heel which makes them a great choice for those first learning to ride with clipless pedals. Please note that if you have an aftermarket SPD-style pedal that isn't a Shimano brand pedal, these cleats are not compatible with your pedals even though they might look remarkably similar to a Shimano pedal!

  • Compatible with all Shimano SPD pedals, except the M858

  • Multi-release
  • Compatible with all Shimano SPD pedals, except the M858

Tech Specs

Material:
steel
Compatibility:
Shimano SPD
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

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1st Clips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Read many reviews and decide this is the one for me. The clips are secure and since these were easier to release they fit the bill. Easy to install and adjust. Ease of getting in and out of the pedals make this a winner.

SPD's

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

SPD's are my favorite cleat / pedal combo. The adjustable tension on the pedals allows you to customize your retention. As stated in previous reviews, these release with less effort than the SH51's.

Avg. ride time: 51m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Easier Release

    I opted for these for their easier release over the performance of the SH56s. I've ridden them for years and they work great.

    Good cleats for easy release

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you want to be able to unclip from your Shimano pedals with ease, the SH56 multi release cleats are the way to go. They are easier to get out of than the SH51 cleats. Consequently, you may have to increase your release tension so you don't have accidental unclips. Oh and these cleats last forever, they are very durable.

    Clip in for MTB or Road

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are stellar for mountainbiking, commuting, etc. Great quality, longevity and design by Shimano, 10/10. There is a reason these are the gold standard for intro clipless pedal users.

    Good Cleats

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Quality cleats at a fraction of the price you'll pay in a bike shop.

    Works as expected.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: n/a

    Easy to install, no worries cleat design to fit even my 15 year old SPD pedals. What's not to like?

    Avg. ride time: 1h 39m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    My first pair of cleat

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I was looking a pair of cleat for my new Shimano shoes and these fit very good to my shoes and my wallet(cheap and worth it). Not much to say, it's a basic but effective cleat

    Avg. ride time: 4h 41m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Painless

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Easy to swap 'em out, and most people (riding SPD pedals) should do it more often! Nice way to get more bite out of your SPD pedal and avoid unexpected releases.

    Almost too easy!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I ended up tightening my pedals with these new cleats. They are SO easy to get out of its very nice - especially if you are new to clipless pedals and have a tendency to forget you are clipped in.

    Avg. ride time: 2h 50m per week
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    Easy Release

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got these cleats for my girlfriends shoe since she was concerned about not being able to release from the pedal. They made it too easy to release and she would unintentionally unclip so the tension on the pedal had to be dialed way up. If you are concerned about not being able to unclip with Shimano pedals, these are the way to go.

    Great Cleats

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've gone through a few pairs of these without any issues and will keep buying them when it's time for new cleats.

    Non slip on your pedals

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These Shimano SH56 cleats are great easy on easy off. As far as them slipping or coming off your pedals don't have to worry about that have gone about 40 miles on these cleats with no problem .

    Avg. ride time: 6m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Just another reason to run Shimano SPDs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I run XT pedals on my mountain bikes, and my cross bike. I use the same shoe while riding all 3 bikes. The SH56 SPD cleats hold up to all the abuse I put them through on all 3 bikes. They have a good solid interface with the pedal for the long life of the cleat...Others don't, in my experience. The float and release angles are just right, and I have not stripped or seized a bolt yet.

    no comparison but works well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I didn't even bother trying the sh51, coming from flat pedals to clipless I really wanted it to be as easy as possible to unclip and bail out...



    I've ridden them a handful of times and have had no issues, the three release methods work well, debris has not been an issue in rain, mud, sand, or anything else. going clipless definitely takes some getting used to, but i think these cleats are a cheap way to make sure you have all the options possible to unclip

    Minimize the float!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I was surprised coming from SH51's to these that the float difference is very noticeable (Shimano claims 0 degrees). Much prefer no float for power transfer, and these save me from going to SPD-SL, since keeping all shoes and pedals in the quiver SPD is prefered.