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I've been riding for a little over a year and I can highly recommend Crank Bros Eggbeaters for a beginner. I had Time Atacs and Shimano M505s before my Eggbeaters and in my rookie
opinion, Eggbeaters are far superior to these for a beginner.
The Atacs aren't adjustable and were simply too stiff for my first run at clipless. I'm sure they are great pedals, but I wouldn't recommend for a clipless rookie. The Shimano pedals were adjustable and worked better for me, but the release was just too inconsistent. Stiff one time, loose another.
Recently, Pricepoint.com had sold chromoly Eggbeaters for 50 bucks a pair. They're pretty alien looking, but I absolutely love mine. Very smooth and consistent release, plus they don't get clogged up with mud as easily as other pedals. I can safely say my pedal search is over for a long time to come.
Hope that helps. Have fun entering the clipless world!
p.s. this is pretty close to the pedal I got:
oh, and these shoes. Have worked out fine so far...
Last edited by Bodeco; 08-16-06 at 03:22 AM.