While there are two versions of the SPD cleat from Shimano, we recommend the SM-SH56 model (multi-directional release) instead of the SM-SH51 model (lateral release), for use with all Stages Indoor Cycling pedals. Both models are compatible, but have found better success and less maintenance needed when the SM-SH56 is being used.

The Stages SP3 and SP2 pedals can accommodate both SPD (2-bolt) and Delta (3-bolt) cleats. The SPD-SL cleat, which is similar to a Delta cleat, is NOT compatible with the Stages SP3 and SP2 pedals.