Cleat Differences & Information
Yellow, Red or Blue Bike Cleats? These are the SPD - SL Series by Shimano for Road.
What is the diffference between the different coloured cleats?
Red cleats are for the experienced rider. Zero Float. Suitable for a rider that has a good amount of time in the saddle who require their shoe & cleat fit is optimized.
Yellow cleats are for most riders. 6 degree float. This cleat requires the least tuning to get get into a good position..perfect for DIY!
Blue cleats are for experienced riders requiring less stress on their knees. 2 degree float.
Float is meausured in degrees, and is the amount by which your cleated cycling shoe can move, before releasing from the pedal.
Cleats can have a degree of float built into them to allow your feet to pivot slightly as you pedal. Some cleats are zero-float, or fixed, which keep your feet 'locked in' to the pedal. Most riders use cleats with 6 degrees of float, this being a good compromise between having good "power to the pedal" and healthy knees!