So yesterday I switched from my generic spd pedals that kept clipping out on me during skids/skips no matter how much I tightened them down to a pair of crank brothers quattros. They're very pretty pedals, but I have a lot of trouble clipping into them. I'm wearing a pair of lower-end sidi mtb shoes, and I had to cut away a bunch of sole to get the cleats to engage at all... Still, they seem to take an abnormal amount of force to clip in. Is it just because my old pedals were really loose, or is there something else at work? I didn't use the little rubber thing that they provided which surrounds the cleat, because getting it on the shoe would require even more cutting of the sole, which was a huge pain in the ass, and I felt like i was on the edge of a catastrophic knife wound the whole time.
So, what's the deal? Get used to the way they clip in? Cut that sole down some more and get the rubber platform in there?