Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

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cjrich
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Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby cjrich » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi all
Anyone here use non genuine Shimano Cleats (SPD-SL yellow) that are available on Ebay and some other online stores? I seem to wear out the genuine Shimano's pretty quickly, particularly the left foot as it's the one I unclip the most for stopping at lights etc.
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Re: Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby Ross » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm

Yes I've used them, not as good as the proper Shimano ones, hard to explain why, they just don't clip in or out as well. I won't buy them again.

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Re: Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby lone rider » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:30 pm

I remember a thread on these. The OP was asking why his cleats were breaking.

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Re: Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby cjrich » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:17 am

Thanks. I thought as much, I'm sticking with the genuine.
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Re: Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby MichaelB » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:06 pm

Closest ones that I've found OK are the Lifeline ones (red) sold by Wiggle.

The crappy ones on ebay are a different size (only slightly), very different plastic (much harder) and are just cheap junk. I tried them for two short rides

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Re: Knockoff Shimano SPD-SL Cleats

Postby tez001 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:55 am

I've used the Lifeline ones before and found that they don't last as long as well. The grey wear indicator (on the front of the cleat) started to come off on my first set. I'm on the second now so will see how they hold up.

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