You gotta love it when technology that used to be reserved for the high end goods, trickles down to the lower price points. Shimano seems to be particularly good in that regard, seemingly making last year’s Dura Ace this year’s Ultegra. Following that concept, the use of composites for their SPD-SL road pedals has made its way past Dura Ace and Ultegra all the way down to 105, with the R550 joining in on the weight savings. In terms of material, the 105 pedal gets shod in a new lightweight carbon body and the R550 steps away from metal as well with a new “resin” body. Each pedal uses the newer extra wide cleat platform for Shimano’s SM-SH1 road cleat.
How light are the new road pedals? Check out the actual weight, plus new additions to the beginner friendly Click’r pedals after the jump.