Shimano’s R550 Pedals vs 105 5800 Pedals. Are the Shimano 105 5800 pedals worth the extra money compared to R550? We compare the 2 popular SPD-SL pedals from shimano.
R550 SPD-SL Pedals
The Shimano R550 SPD-SL Road Pedals (OE) is Shimano's replacement for the alloy 105 pedal. This new road pedal offers great valve for money. With a wide composite lightweight body and blinding mechanism makes it a great pedal to learn how to use clipless pedals, while still giving you big platform for maximum power transfer and support. Yet you can go light still, with Shimano's 'new carbon 105 pedal.
105 5800 SPD-SL Pedals
The 105 PD-5800 SPD-SL road pedal for high performance road racing. These are designed to match the 105 5800 11-speed group. The wide lightweight carbon body provides large shoe contact area to maximise power transfer and support whilst reducing weight.