I am new to the boards, but I have been lurking for quite some time. It seems that most of you are pretty knowledgeable about mtn biking. I am new to the sport. I just bought an '04 GF Tassajara. I love it so far. I think I have gotten bitten by the bug. Now I all I want to do is upgrade and make it better. I was going to upgrade the seat and in fact I bought an Azonic Love Seat, but I think I am going send it back because it seems almost too big (plus it won't fit on my stock seat post) and I am getting used to the stock seat now that I have given it some time. So now I am going to upgrade the pedals to clipless. I have found a few deals and have gotten some suggestions from other riders and I would like to know what you think or any recommendations you might have. So far I have found these:
Crank Bros. Mallet C w/ shoes - $100
ATAC Z w/ shoes - $105
ATAC Alium w/shoes - $95
SPD 545s - $70
Ritchey Logic Pro - $40
Time Z Platform/Clipless - $65
What do you guys think is the best deal? The shoes that come in the package deal are 661s (Launch or Expert I think). Are the shoe fit that much different than regular shoes? I have never had any trouble with shoes not fitting right. I think I have pretty average feet.
Thank you in advance for your help.