A friend is loaning me his Fuji Track bike which has platform pedals (no cages) and I was wondering what you guys thought of the various pedal options out there. I haven't been on a bike in a number of years, not to mention I've never ridden a fixed gear so I pretty much a n00b. Also, I've never used clipless, only platforms and cages in the past.
So, the way I see it, my options are:
1. Get some pedals with cages
2. Get some Power Grips
3. Get clipless pedals and shoes
I tried on some Specialized Taho mountain bike/casual shoes the other day (recessed cleats) and they fit quite well which was surprising considering I have hard to fit feet (wide forefoot and narrow heel). Anyway, I like they way they fit and the fact that I can easily use them as an everyday shoe and walk around and whatnot. That said, I think I'm leaning towards clipless and I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on "the best" system out there. I've been looking at SPD, Crankbrothers, and Speedplay Frogs. I'm really concerned about general safety so I would want to be able to clip in and out as easy as possible.
Again, I've never used clipless pedals before so general ease of use is also important to me.
Umm, so yeah. Thoughts, ideas, recommendations, suggestions?