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Customer reviews for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter

Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter

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6 out of 7(86%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Review 1 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Easy to fit and does the job

Posted28 November 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value
Easy to fit and does exactly what it is supposed to - makes 3bolt road shoes capable of taking 2bolt SPD cleats. Saved me having to buy a pair of MTB shoes to ride my winter bike to work.
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Review 2 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
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5 / 5
5 / 5
thelittlefella
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Holborn

Easy to fitand decent range of adjustability

Posted01 April 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Bought these to use my old pair of road shoes on the bikes in the gym, which have MTB pedals (you also need to buy the MTB cleats separately). They were a very reasonable price, easy to fit and provide a good connection with the pedals. They provide a decent range of adjustment, depending on where you like your foot to sit on the pedal, and seem to be robust (although I've only used them a couple of times so far). All in all, a good product which saved me having to buy a new pair of shoes just for the gym.
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Review 3 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Rolo1
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

great but only for shimano shoes

Posted06 September 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Cons: only for shimano shoes
Great item but only design for shimano shoes unfortunately
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Review 4 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Posted24 July 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
These cleat adapters are
easy to fit and do what there supposed to do.they are also very cheap.
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Review 5 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
MAC52
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Do the job but add a lot of height to sole

Posted06 March 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Bought these to use a cheap pair of SPD-SL shoes to try out some double-sided SPD pedals. They work fine but the profile doesn't really match the sole of my shoes (Muddyfox). I guess that is inevitable and so long as you don't intend taking many steps anywhere in them they work fine on the bike if you accept that they put the SPD cleat much further from the sole than on proper SPD shoes. So you have quite a bit sticking out under your foot. I wanted to try this on a fixie to see how easy it was to use SPD pedals and it was fine. So, yes, they do the job but with the obvious and inevitable limitations. One bonus is that they do seem to offer a wide range of positioning of the SPD cleat as you can slide it about quite a lot before you tighten up.
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Review 6 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
boojay
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Find them quite bulky

Posted12 February 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
These are an OK temporary solution. Personally I would splash out for the correct shoes. They are easy to fit but feel bulky when on. Once clipped in, however, are ok to use.
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Review 7 for Shimano SM-SH85 SPD-SL-to SPD-R / SPD-Cleat Adapter
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Violetgirl
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Good product, not so great instructions!

Posted02 November 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value
Cons: Unattractive, overhangs
Bought these after I purchased some tri shoes and realised I needed the adapted plate so I could use my shimano cleats and pedals for my bikes and spinning class. The instructions weren't very clear and took a few attempts before I managed to fit them. The plate is far too big on the shoes so overhangs on both sides, and obviously adds height and 'clunkiness' when I walk in them, however it was a far cheaper to buy the plate than another pair of tri shoes!
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