I just got a new bike, a Giant Trance 3. I love it! I am going to get some shoes in a week or two and go clipless for the first time. Should I just use the SPD cleats and pedals that came on the bike (Shimano PD-505 I think), or spend the bucks for Crank Brothers stainless steel Eggbeaters right now and only have to learn one system?
Are the Eggbeaters easy enough to slip out of? At this point the weight savings is of no concern. (I need to reduce my own tonnage first!) Riding will be moderate trails and easier.