Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
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MAY cause numb/hot feet, due to restricted circulation. However there seem to be lots of people using them with no problems.
A little harder to get into than 'click and forget' systems
not quite as efficient as clipless - slightly reduced ability to 'wipe' feet around the bottom of the stroke
Pros, that I can think of:
easy to get feet out
Don't need fancy shoes/pedals combination, can use regular shoes
Overall, I think they're a good compromise for anyone who is afraid of being clipped in, or who is reluctant to get new shoes to go along with new pedals.