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ShimanoUltegra PD-R8000 +4 SPD SL Pedals


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Item # SHI00MF

Ultegra PD-R8000 +4 SPD SL Pedals

The Ultegra PD-R8000 +4 SPD SL Pedals from Shimano are identical to the standard Ultegra pedal which borrows heavily from its range-topping Dura-Ace PD-9100 providing many of the pro peloton's fastest riders with a secure connection to the bike. The difference is a 4mm longer axle bringing the pedal's center from 52mm to 56mm allowing riders with wider hips the ability to achieve proper knee and foot alignment. Otherwise, it’s the same wide platform, lightweight, carbon composite body offering easy clip-ins and harnessing all the watts you care to dole out. The huge platform also makes all-day pedaling more comfortable as it better distributes pressure reducing the likelihood of hot spots on your feet. And for you crit racers out there, you'll appreciate the low profile design and 33-degree road clearance allowing for harder cornering and letting you get back on the gas quickly.

On top of the pedals are durable stainless steel plates that prevent wear to the pedal body, and provide a smooth surface for the cleats to interface ensuring smooth float. A wide bearing stance better distributes the load so bearings last longer and roll smoother. As we're accustomed to with Shimano road and mountain pedals, the adjustable entry and release tension let you customize it to your preference giving you confidence if you're a first time user or a sprinter that prefers it bear trap tight.

The pedal's stack height is an impressively low 10mm from the body to the axle's center which is 0.7mm lower than the 6800's and they hit the scales at 248-grams. The pedals include the SM-SH11 6-degree float SPD-SL cleats for 3-bolt shoes and all the necessary mounting hardware.

  • Pro-level quality pedal at a self-sponsoring price
  • 4mm longer axle offers a wider q-factor for more fit options
  • Wide carbon body offers stable pedaling
  • Steel body plates increase durability and offer smooth float
  • SPD-SL cleat fit 3-hole road shoes
  • Adjustable entry and release tension

Tech Specs
Material[body] carbon composite, [spindle] chromoly steel
CleatsShimano SDP SL
Entry / Releaseadjsutable
Spindle Diameter9/16in
Pedal Wrench Type8mm
Compatible Components3-bolt
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Completely caught me by surprise

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought

I had used Look for years since they first came out in the mid 1980's. I switched to Speedplay about 12 years ago when I finally got serious about getting rid of the pain on the outside of my left foot which it turns out was caused by having too narrow of a pedal stance. Speedplay offers longer spindles at 6mm, 12mm longer than standard. This solved my problem. But I suffered with all the squeaking and tweaking and dirt issues but I loved the float. Finally, given that I live in a rural area and stopping means putting a foot down in sandy areas and after an especially egregious Speedplay squeaky cleat issue, I decided to look into pedals gain. I put my old Looks back on. They were nice but still too narrow. I found these with the +4mm wider axles and bought them. Looked to me like it would be a horse apiece with the Looks. I was wrong. These are much more refined. They're easier to clip into than Looks. The platform under my foot is wider and more stable. The cleats are easier to walk in. The whole system is just much more refined. And .... above all .... they offer a wider stance. Relief. The whole thing caught me by surprise. I'm definitely a fan.

>Rating: 5

Purchased to solve a fit issue

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have an Ultegra CAAD12, and a Trek Crockett with Sram Rival 1. I've always felt decent on my cross bike fit wise but couldn't seem to get my feet sorted on my road bike lately. I had tried wedges under the cleats, different insoles, and had a professional fit. My road bike had the older Ultegra 6800 series pedals and the cross bike has Deore XT 8000. I had some spare Shimano M540 pedals nearby that i used to compare the width of the new pedals after installing them. With the Ultegra 8000 +4 pedals on my road bike the centers of each pedal matched up exactly. So, if you are looking to get your road position closer to your cross bike i hope you find this helpful.