I have not yet used the pedals, it's been too wet here in the PNW and I have not yet set up the cleats on a new pair of Sidi Genius 7s. I bought these for myself for Christmas and the buff and socks were a great touch! Price was awesome. if these pedals perform as well as the 17 year old PP396s that they replaced, then it was money well spent. Lighter then the 396s so less rotating weight. 396s still going strong, but it was time for new pedals.