When singing cowboy Gene Autry coined ‘Old Faithful’ – a song now more commonly associated with rugby league’s Hull FC – it was written about a horse. Rugby league fans from the west side of the River Hull then adopted it in tribute to inter-war points-scoring machine Joe Oliver. Should your local club run ever suddenly break into spontaneous song, they might well dedicate it to Shimano’s 105 pedals.
“Old Faithful, we’ll roam the range together; Old Faithful, in any kind of weather,” the song goes, and that’s the beauty of Shimano’s mid-range SPD-SL pedals. Trickle-down tech means the latest iteration of the 105 pedals offer top quality and reliability at a price that’s difficult to argue with. Racing, training, commuting – you won’t get very far without pedals, but with Shimano’s 105 SPD-SL 5800 you’re well set for whatever riding you wish to take on.