The plate on the pedal’s body works as a protection device against cleat rub, and is also there to provide added rigidity. It’s made out of stainless steel and is replaceable.
The included cleats are not the typical yellow SH-10, but rather the blue SH-12 which differ in that they offer only 2 degrees of float and the pivot point in at the front of the cleat instead of in the center. Having less float limits unnecessary lateral movements and prevents bad pedaling habits. Obviously, this is all in the name of performance. Keep in mind that Shimano thinks of the Dura-Ace lineup as products aimed at cyclists who have performance as their first criteria.
The PD-9000 are the ultimate Shimano pedals and are the perfect option for those who seek performance, whether they’re amateurs, serious riders, or professionals.
|Floating||The Dura-Ace pedals come with SH-12 cleats which allow for 2 degrees of float. These cleats are front pivot floating, instead of center floating like on the yellow SH-10.|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|
|Tension Retained||Adjustable, standard|