Rock solid performance at a value price point is what Ultegra is all about. SPD-SL design is trickled down from the original Dura-Ace design with slightly less expensive materials to shave some dollars from the price tag. Quality of the pedal is still very high and should give you many seasons of trouble free service. As with all SPD-SL pedals, the SH-11 cleats have "pontoons" attached to them which make them very easy to walk in and last a long time. Adjustable tension is easily handled with a one key adjustment.