I'm looking to go clipless in a few months after I have more miles on the Roubaix. I've been lurking on forums to see what's recommended for newbies.
Several women highly praised -- almost unanimously -- Frogs when asked about an easy clip-in/out pedal.
I mentioned that at the LBS, and almost in unison the guys (including the owner) chorused "No, no no... Shimanos!", saying THEY are easy to clip-in/out. In fact, the day we were there, another guy was in with his Roubaix and I overheard him firmly say no to clipless. An hour later, a pair of Shimano clipless pedals was on his bike. He expressed his surprise at how easy they were to learn on the trainer in the store, and he was sold. This shop can order anything the customer wants, they could order Frogs for me if I want them - so I don't think they're just looking out for their profit margin.
Can anyone explain to me why each group might feel so strongly about their favorite? I asked at the shop and they just said the Shimanos clip out easier. In my mind, the strong opinions of each group is worth considering in making my purchase.
I'm wondering if anyone here has any input to share that would guide me in my search.
BTW, if it makes a difference my shoes are Shimano Taho (MTB) which take any SPD or similar pedal.