Ive had my bike for a few weeks, riding nearly every day on the local trails.
on mondays i ride with a bunch of people in a club and i usually am the only person with normal pedals. a few days ago the "cage" on the pedal broke off, and i went riding today and my feet were slipping off during climbs, and on slight up hills or just flat single tracks, it felt like i was bouncing along. Not to mention my quads seem much more tired than usual.
Ive been looking at them before and many people i see have the shimano m520s or something like the Crank Bros system.
the m520s are the cheapest ive seen that ive heard of and my LBS carries them, are they a good pedal?
also what is a good shoe brand to buy, i see a lot of sidi shoes, is it mostly personal perferance?