I had a MTB pedal, cleats and shoe for the Synapse that I never really switched out of after the first year.. Wanted to switch to the road bike pedals to get some speed for STP and picked this up when I saw the awesome deal on this to get both the cleats and the pedals , and oh boy what a difference. The shoes (Shimano RC5) with this setup increases my speed on avg by 1-2 mph.
I finally installed these today and was mostly pleased. They are light, easy to click in but seem just right for un-clipping. Have tried any aggressive climbing yet but feel confident i won't accidentally pop out.
I am sad that i lost a sock in the first washing at the laundromat. Never worn, never found.
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.