I recently purchased Garmin Rally RS200 pedals for use with official Shimano SPD-SL cleats (yellow).
Upon installing the Garmin pedals, clipping in and pedalling, I experienced vertical play between the cleat and pedal body, in both left/right pedals. This is not the rotational float that the cleats are designed to have - it’s more of a side-to-side rocking of the shoe/foot atop the pedal. Video here: https://youtu.be/RF1KdJ85xho
These official Shimano yellow cleats are c.1 month old with little wear. They interface correctly with Ultegra and 105 pedals. Cleat bolts are tight etc.
I wish to continue using Shimano cleats with 6 degrees float, rather than swap to Garmin’s cleats with 4.5 degrees float supplied with the pedals.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? If so, how did you resolve it?
It appears that the pedals are not fully compatible with official Shimano SPD-SL cleats.