I am seriously starting to dislike my SPD cleats. I'm an agressive XC racer and I'm sick of popping out of the pedals at the wrong time. It's starting to create a cautiousness when I know I should be fully commited to jumping over logs, etc... It doesn't seem to matter how hard I clamp down the tightening screws on these things. They just won't hold me on the bike.
Has anyone had a similar experience with SPDs? They're so damn popular it's rediculous. They're on every trainer bike on the market and 50% of my friends can hop on my bike because they've got 'em too... Is it something wrong with the clip on the bottom of my shoe or what? They seem to come unclipped just by pulling straight up too hard. I don't EVER want to come unclipped unless I really turn my foot outwards, but at the same time I want a platform that I can get back into in a hurry - another drawback to the SPD's... I feel like it takes 4 or 5 tries to get clipped in sometimes. It's one of the most frustrating things in the world.