OK, I'm getting tired of messing with my toe-clips and have decided to go clipless, but I'm a bit confused by all the choices out there. First off, my bike is a Giant Sedona LX. I guess it's what they call a "comfort bike", which leans in the MTB direction, but I don't need comp-grade stuff. Here are my parameters:
- Most of my riding is on rail-trails (hard pack, gravel-dirt, etc.)
- I like to ride some off-road trails, but usually no heavy MTB stuff like steep climbs or descents
- I would like to be able to take an occasional quick ride just wearing sneakers or whatever, so don't want a pedal that's only usable with your cleats on
- I have a good pair of Shimano shoes that have the attachment points for SPD cleats
Any suggestions for a good pedal that might be available at a LBS or one of the mail-order places? Thanks.