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SpeedplayZero Aero Walkable Cleats

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Item # SPP000F

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Description

Zero Aero Walkable Cleats

Walking in road shoes can be awkward, but Speedplay's Zero Aero and Ultra Light Action Walkable™ Cleats have an integrated rubberized housing that stays on when riding and takes the sketchiness out of cafe entryways and slippery ground when walking. The housing also protects the metal part of the cleat from wear, and has a low profile that allows a natural, comfortable gait. The cleats also have removable rubber cover plugs called Cleat Buddies that snap into the cleat cavity to seal out dirt. Speedplay Walkable™ Cleats are compatible with all standard three- and four-hole shoes.

The manufacturer notes that the Zero Aero Walkable™ Cleats are not compatible with Speedplay Ultra Light Action and X-Series pedals.

  • Speedplay's cleats make walking in road shoes comfortable
  • Rubberized housing protects cleat from slick floors
  • cleats are compatible with 3 and 4-bolt shoes
  • Removable cleat covers seal out dirt and mud
  • Pairs with Speedplay pedals except the Ultra Light Action and X-series pedals

Tech Specs
Float0 - 15°
CompatibilitySpeedplay Zero pedals
Recommended Useroad cycling, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Love Speedplay - Need Cover Replacement

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is for sure the best cleat system I have ridden with. The key to keeping them smooth and floaty with easy entry and exit is regular maintenance. Use a dry lube on the metal "springs" frequently to keep the clip-in action smooth. Every few months, or before a race, I will break the entire cleat system down, brush off any debris with a nylon or brass brush, apply dry lube to all metal-on-metal surfaces, and use new Speedplay thread locked screws to reattach to my shoes. They'll feel like-new every time you do this, and the hassle of servicing them is worth the performance gain (plus no more destroyed SPD-SL plastic cleats). My only gripe- I constantly lose the rubber covers. I've been lucky enough to find several laying on the roadside that I snag and keep for when I lose one, but for the life of me, I cannot find any suitable replacements online (aside from some suspect aftermarkets from China). Does anyone know where I can find just the rubber covers?

>Rating: 5

Great product. Great price

Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

Works exactly as advertised. Love this product and brand for my lollipops on my road bike.

>Rating: 3

Great until they wear out.

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

These are great cleats but I only get one season out of them. ( I ride about 2300 miles a year) I am on my 3rd set. I have experience a number of issue. Lost covers, broken spring clips and the nylon base stops for the spring clips wearing away . When they are working I love them but I am now resigned to the fact that I have to replace the cleats at lease once a year. I will probably look for something else when I replace my shoes. Kind of sad and frustrating at the same time. Individual replace parts don't seem to be sold so your stuck buying the whole cleat assembly again and again. Feels a lot like an annual subscription service with builtin planned obsolesce.

Maybe don't throw away everything that isn't broken?

Jake: when it's nearly always the same parts that wear out quickly, this doesn't help unless you want a big stack of stuff you will never use. I have been riding Speedplay for 20 years, but agree that they are temperamental and high-maintenance as the cost for performance. It does beg the question of whether continued evolution of the design (which has been glacial) could have improved these issues. Hopefully Wahoo plans to do something in the area of power measurement, because that's what's on the verge of driving me to another system.

>Rating: 4

Cleat Protection

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
175 lbs

I had used Speedplay cleats over 20 years ago and have recently returned to cycling. It was nice to find that they manufactured walk-able protectors for the integrity of the cleat. I like the idea and it seems to work just fine. The only trouble I have with the Zero is the plug. One of the plugs twists on fine fut the other just seems to not align very well. Otherwise, I really enjoy the cleat and probably will remain a Speedplay rider.

>Rating: 4

...It Cuts Both Ways...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have been riding Speedplay pedals for 11 years now. I WILL NOT SWITCH to another brand of pedal. I love everything about them. I will say the covers DO help with the wearing of the cleat on the foot that touches the road/ground most often. That is a definite plus. (I have never minded having to replace the cleats. I chalk it up as routine maintenance.) I really appreciate that I can actually work with the screws that hold the cleats in place. It can be a real struggle to get the screws out of the old model, so a definite step in the right direction. The negative (hence a 4-star review) is the cover itself...I love the float adjustment of the Zero Pedal, and with a new cleat, some times you have to find the sweet spot. But of course you have to take off the covers. So, while you are trying to find your perfect pedal position and float range, you will probably lose your cover. They take some work to get securely in place and there seem to be no guarantees. Knowing this, you will be tempted to give a check if you have an awkward clip in when you get rolling again (as rare as that is with Speedplay). Overall, I would definitely recommend these to a fellow road rider, but might be reluctant if they are venturing softer/grimier surfaces. The comfort of knowing I will have proper screws to work with when the time comes is worth the cost and replacement of the covers. Nothing is perfect, but Speedplay is as good as it gets for me! Ride safely out there...!!!

did they come with the screws to place the plate and the cleat on the plate?

>Rating: 5

Walkable cleats

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These cleats are superior to the old style ones where you had to manually apply a cleat cover onto the cleat. My only reservation about these cleats is the annoying butt plug that comes with them. The plug won't stay in the hole of the cleat.

>Rating: 5

Great cleats

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Circlet ring can be expanded to ease clipping in and out. Makes walking easier as advertised. Love speedplay products.

>Rating: 5

Replacement Set

Work great as always.

>Rating: 5

Great cleats!

I switched from the regular Speedplay cleats to these walkable ones. So much easier getting around without having to put those black covers on that always fall off and no worries of wearing down the cleat. I wish I had switched sooner. I think they are actually easier to clip in also. The rubber cleat acts like a funnel and helps to guide the petal into the cleat.

>Rating:

Hello, I have a Peloton bike, a new pair of Shimano shoes! I have a Morton’s Neuroma in my right foot and I’m looking to see if there is a cleat that I can get that goes more midsole than forefoot??

Hi Rick, I have metatarsal issues and the only relief I get is from mid-sole cleats! Speedplay has an extender kit for moving cleats towards the arch. You need to buy speedplay pedals, the extender kit, and walkable cleats - and you'll be feeling better soon!

>Rating: 5

It's Speedplay...it's excellent

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've been using Speedplay Zeros for over a decade and they work perfectly for me. These new walkables are the same excellent quality and work as advertised.

>Rating: 5

Does the trick

I have been riding speedplay pedals since I was a teenager. While I was originally put off by the walkable cleat when it switched over from the old model, I have come around. No more slipping and sliding on gas station floors when refueling on a 5 hour ride. No more hearing the crunch of small rocks against the metal cleat. These things last longer than before but still need to be replaced more so than other cleats. A small price to pay for riding the best pedal on the market (IMHO)

>Rating: 4

Could've been a five star review...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've used SpeedPlay for years and I love them. No looking down just step and click in. It doesn’t get easier. They're on both my road bikes. Use them with a four hole SpeedPlay shoe and the lower stack height feels even better. These walkable cleats are a great upgrade to a great pedal system. Which, honestly I always felt it was kind of goofy that you had to walk on bare metal with the older ones and had to buy covers for them. The rubberized plastic cover over the entire cleat on this version makes a whole lot of sense. It stays in place, it’s durable, and keeps the cleats protected. Which eliminates the whole wearing out of the screw head issue the old versions had. Which, probably means replacing them less and just replace the housing alone when they wear. Making them a better value than the older exposed version. Darn it though! Those twist off covers are my one disappointment with these. They come off too easily! It's too bad. The idea is awesome but they are more work than they're worth. I just leave them off and tuck them in my pocket. They do snap together nicely and are much smaller and easier to carry than the rubber covers I’ve used on the old version for years. However, unless I have to walk over gunk and want to avoid jamming them up, they will probably remain unused. I give these walkable cleats five stars and subtract one for the lame twist off covers.

As always Alex, your reviews are some of the best out there and really help our community of riders. Thank you for being such a great customer of mine.

>Rating: 5

The Best! (complaints mostly user error)

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've used Speedplays for over 3 years and really love them. They allow a great deal of float options which is healthy for the knees and they are awesome racing and clicking in and out constantly on a group ride through town, as you don't need to look down or worry about which side is up. The walkable covers don't come off if installed correctly (you have to really push them down on and make sure they interface with the screws on the side). If they do come off when properly installed, it may mean yours are old and worn and need replacement, which is pretty cheap. As for the 3 screws that hold the base plate onto your shoe, make sure to use some Loctite when mounting them. This keeps them from eventually loosening. For the four positioning screws that mount the cleat to the base plate, make sure not to tighten one too much before you get all of the others threaded and in as well. Then spread the tightening around until you get them all nice and firm. The tolerance on these is pretty tight. I like the design, however, as a quick loosening of them allows me to adjust the cleat inward or outward a good amount should that be necessary when putting them on a new pair of shoes. I find the color options to be fun for the aero/walkable covers and haven't slipped on my arse once in these at the coffee shop or otherwise. I also bought those little strips that make the cleat even more aero for an extra $10. Maybe I'm dumb, but then again, maybe I'm saving 1 watt in my cat 3 race! Look out now!!! The only caution I would give is that you should never use the road version of these for a non-hard pack gravel ride or a ride in the snow. You'll get mud/ice packed in that cleat hole faster than Mary Poppins can open her umbrella. Learned that the hard way on a prep ride for the BWR, having to climb Double Peak with only one foot able to clip in. Not fun!

>Rating: 1

The quality is horrible

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have had these for less than 3 months and have had both fail where the cleat spring meets the nylon. Seems like a bad design as it happened to both of my cleats leading to slop in the shoe pedal connection. Only got about 50 rides out of them. Not sure if that qualifies as putting it through the ringer, but I guess I wore out both cleats so it has to. I bought a second set of the walkable cleats. Torqued each screw appropriately and broke my second set of these in 7 months. The actual metal c clip that connect to the pedal sheared off this time. My old speedplay cleats would last 1-2 years. The walkable ones seem to be made like garbage.

My husband is having the same issue with his cleats breaking

I have the same problem, tried to find the old cleat version but impossible. Bad quality.

>Rating: 1

Failed after five rides

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After five rides on perfectly normal roads, one of the covers of these cleats fell off. Speedplay claimed it was normal wear and tear and refused to replace them. That equates to more than $10 per ride, which seems a bit stiff for a pair of cleats. Not only would I not recommend these to a friend, I would not recommend them to my sworn enemies.

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Does this set come with screws?

Yes, it comes with screws.

>Rating:

Are the cleats usable without the rubbers?

Yes. The bumpers are an add on. They aren’t needed to function.

Yes they are. Though any walking is quite treacherous without the rubber cover.

The butt plugs don't work well.

>Rating: 4

Will buy again ... not quite 'walkable'

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Like pretty much everyone I suspect who uses the Zero cleats and has to put down their foot a lot due to lights/stops and then pushes off a bit to get going my only gripe with them was wearing off the metal and screws and having to purchase a whole new set of cleats because of one area of damage. These seemed a perfect antidote. Carrying around the plugs was never something I was going to do; so I have no comment on them. My experience with the yellow surrounding shield parallels all the negative comments on this review thread. They squeaked on climbs and the one on the 'push off' foot disappeared on the second ride. So why would I cheerfully by these cleats again? Because even w/o the bumper feature they're a big improvement. Discarding the bumpers gives you a lower profile cleat so you CAN walk more easily, not well, but better than the older design. But the main reason to pay extra for these is that the steel cover plate is MUCH tougher than the 'standard' version and its shape does a much better job of protecting the screws. Regardless of the bumper feature, for an extra $15 this are a better value.

Simple solution- don't push off with the foot on the ground, that's a noob move. When you stop, rotate the crank backwards so your foot on a pedal is ready for a downstroke, lift your grounded foot while pushing down on the pedal, giving you enough forward momentum to roll while you clip your free foot in. MUCH easier than pushing off pavement on any road shoe, regardless of cleats.

>Rating: 4

An improvement

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

First time using Speedplay's "walkable" cleats. Seems to do a better job gripping the ground off the bike and at red lights than the previous version. Looks to protect the cleat better as well so I'm hoping for a little longer life. The plugs seem like a good idea but I doubt that I'll bring them with on rides.