I'm looking to get a couple sets of clipless pedals. I've not used them before, no, but I am interested in getting some 'cause of the benefits. I ride around with platform pedals and straps, and I'm tired of it - I want the proper gear.
I need two sets 'cause I want a set for my road bike and a set for my mountain bike. I don't race on either bike, so weight really isn't an issue. I'm looking for the best quality I can get with the money I have. I don't want something that will break... easily.
I'm looking to spend maybe 40 - 50$ per set of pedals. What are some pedal models you would recommend to me? Are there any "decent" pedals in that price range?
Are all clipless pedals the same in terms of fit? Do I need a certain style of cleats for a certain pedal, or is it all/mostly universal? Can I use the same set of shoes (and cleats) on different types of pedals/makes? Or would I need specific shoes/cleats for specific pedals?
Are clipless pedals generally the same, in terms of how they work? I mean: is the method the same for pretty much all the pedals? I'm curious if it'd be better to buy two sets of the same model for both bikes.
Anything else a noob should know about clipless pedals before he goes out and gets a set?
Thanks for the input!