These pedals have a great platform for stability, and silky smooth bearings for no loss of power. They have good float, operate and release smoothly, but yet have good retention for when the going gets rough. Best pedals I have ever had!
On eggbeaters for a long time, trying these for hoped easier clipping in than Candys during cyclocross.
- Had to crank down pretty tight to not come unclipped. Eggbeaters have lots of float before releasing.
- Don't shed mud as well
- Some sharp edges needed filing down
- Good compatibility with gym bikes
- Will probably last much longer than eggbeaters.
I used road bike pedalscleatsshoes and I hated them!!!! Could not walk around and when stopping at a traffic light the hard plastic cleats would slip on the asphalt and with road oil leaking from cars the cleats were very slippery. Switched to MTB shoescleats with solidstiff sole. Tried several different pedals and went to these and never looked back. Love these and would not use anything else. Not I can walk around and put my foot down without slipping and sliding. Shoes click right in these pedals with no problem. Light pedals!!!!!!!!
I use these pedals for cyclocross, mountain bike, and gravel. I race cyclocross in all conditions and have found these pedals to be the easiest to get in and out of repeatedly, and clearing them enough of mud, etc to keep going. I'm an average sized female with worn down knees and appreciate the adjustable tension, I simply cannot apply the same force to unclip as a strong male rider would.
It also took a whole lot of time and miles to wear out a pair of these pedals. Typically I do replace the cleats annually if I've trained a lot, but the pedals lasted years.
The pedals are bomb proof but I use then on touring bike with shoes I can walk in. I bought an extra pair for a rainy day or a new bike. More bike stuff in the garage cannot hurt...
Very nice pedals i own the shimano pd-m324 pedals and thought they where nice so bought these and like them even way better put the pd-m324s on my hybrid bike and new ones on road bike even shaved off a few hundred grams very good buy thanks.
After trying multiple pedal types in the last two years (including Campagnolo Pro Fit), I am convinced SPDs are the best, and these are the best SPD pedals I've used. They are very quick and easy to click into, tight enough to keep your foot firmly on the pedal but easy to get out of with a sideways twist. I had to loosen the adjustment screws initially but they're really perfect - no need to flip the pedal over to engage the cleats. I've had them apart and they are very easy to maintain and adjust. They may be race pedals, but I intend to use them with MTB type shoes so that I can walk in them - no need to carry extra shoes on a bike tour.