I plan on getting some pedals that have both a platform for when I'm in traffic and stop/go areas, but also the option for clipless. My hope is that having both will ease the transition from going to platform to clipless.
Digging through the archives, it seems that these are the most highly recommended and best reviewed. Which ones are easier to get in/out of? Which would be better for a novice who is just getting into cycling? Which would be easier to use w/ regular shoes or as a platform until I can get a decent pair of SPD shoes?
I also considered getting the Shimano 6610's ($67), but seeing as these are SPD-SL and the platform is smaller, I didn't think they would work well if i was using my regular sneakers.
Edited to include....Pedals will be used on a Jamis Ventura Elite Road bike for commuting.
They're good enough to go on an easy ride with when you don't feel like putting on the "special shoes" and they are removable. The only thing that kind of sucks about them is that you'll have to flip them over to the platform side sometimes.