A couple of weeks ago, I finally switched from SPDs (A520) to true road pedals (and shoes). I went with Look Keo2 Max Carbon.
They are light, with a large support area, and spin easy on their axles. That's all good. What's causing me problems is that, when at rest, the way they balance has the top of the pedal rotated towards the back of the bike by something like 30-45 degrees. When combined with the light weight, it is making the clip-in very difficult for me. When I touch a pedal with my foot, I am likely to get the bottom side up, because the top is tilted so far back. And If I do get the right side up, but my cleat isn't in exactly the right spot, it is difficult to slide my shoe to the correct position to clip-in. If I lift it to move it to the right spot, the pedal is likely to flip back, and I can end up on the wrong side again. It can sometimes take me quite awhile to get clipped in, and I find myself looking down to get it done. That isn't safe in a group environment. Not to mention the slow starts it is causing in racing situations. Looking like a geek is fine with me; being a dork is not. I'm feeling totally inept.
Has anyone else had similar experiences with this or other pedals? If so, what did you do? I've always clipped in to clipless pedals, and this is the first time I've felt frustrated by them. Not getting out, but getting in, and I'm about to switch back and/or try something else.