Shimano SPD-SL pedals always come to rest after clipping out with the rear of the pedal facing down. You don't even have to look down to clip in as you know exactly how the pedal will be oriented. I've never understood the complaints about this. SPD-SL's are low maintenance, replacement cleats readily available at most bike shops and offer a decent amount of float for most riders. I have to admit that I like the "Made in the U.S.A." aspect of Speedplays, but I'm gonna stick with my Shimano's until they break....which will probably be never.
I had some eggbeaters that caused hot spots/foot pain. These pedals look similar. Will I get foot pain if I try them?
I love my speedplays but wouldn't say they are superior.
Keep on kovers if you want some walking kovers for them.
I guess everyone's experience differs. I ride 500km a week and never had an issue at all with my cleats or pedals. Lasted well over a year and going strong still! As for maintenance, I don't really count squeezing a little lube into the port every two months or so as maintenance...but yeah...I guess this could be a huge PITA?
Originally Posted by John_V
I've heard of some mad fanboys but seriously, OP, seek professional help.
It's not the pedals fault, it's your shoes. And yes probably.
Originally Posted by moppeddler
You should marry speedplay and have kids and move to a place with no internet.
Thanks! Didn't know they existed. Just ordered a pair. Thank you, as the cafè covers that you put on were constantly a pain. I'd try clipping on forgetting they were on, I'd forget to put them back on, etc. This sounds like a perfect solution. SO thank you again!
Originally Posted by deep_sky
As to the OP's assumption that everyone MUST be just like him, and so Splay is the best system out there, well, it has worked for me so far - I started having knee pain on my SPD SL's and switched and the pain has gone away. But I'm sure there are other systems that work just as well for people with different needs.
It's not the shoes fault ... it's not the pedals fault ...
Originally Posted by popeye
it's the asphalt!
(corniest joke ever but couldn't resist - I must be a Dad!)
Five days to think of that? Must be the sleep deprivation.
Originally Posted by kcollier5