The Shimano PD-7900 Dura-Ace is a pedal for the top cyclists, combining the performance you’ve come to expect from the Shimano Dura-Ace line with the weight saving performance of a carbon fiber composite body. The carbon fiber composite leaves the end weight a mere 250 grams. The extra-wide platform provides a more efficient transfer of power and the stainless steel body cover protects the pedal from wear and tear.
Underfoot, the new pedal is indistinguishable from its heavier aluminum counterpart. Clipping in requires the usual firm, but not aggressive, push and you're rewarded with an audible and comforting 'click' when you're properly attached. Unless your cleat is clogged with unknown substance, engagement is smooth and easy, with the big platform offering up a quick, no-look target for your foot.
Once you manage to clip in, a massive 64mm-wide replaceable stainless steel plate gives superb support for your foot without even the slightest hint of slipping. The plate provides a smooth surface on which the included six-degree cleats can float to help save your knees but with the slightest resistance to prevent that 'walking on ice' feeling.
Release is as simple and straightforward as always, just twist in or out, and the tension adjustment offers an impressively broad range. New riders might find the lower limit to still be a tad firm but sprinters should be plenty happy with the other end of the spectrum.
In response to surging demand for global environmental preservation, bicycles now attract attention as the most eco-friendly means of transport. Shimano is dedicated to supply high-quality and high-performance components for different types of bicycles made in various countries and regions of the world, ranging from bicycles for the world’s top racers to daily users. Furthermore, Shimano has enhanced the product lineup, which was developed to provide more comfort and pleasure for commuting and shopping closely related to everyday life. The series features, for example, low maintenance by the internal geared hub and easy pedaling even while the light is on by the built-in hub dynamo.
At Shimano, they pursue the creation of new designs and easy-to-use functions by keeping one jump ahead of the users’ imaginations, and they realize innovative new products excelling both in high precision and in durability by the metal-processing technologies they have developed for many years. This will encourage more people to use bicycles resulting in the spread of more eco-friendly lifestyles and the promotion of environmental preservation. With this view, Shimano is developing and producing truly “Captivating Products."