Pros: rebuildable, mud shedding design, adjustable tension, easy to clip in and out.
Cons: When you set the tension to the lowest, you can accidentally clip out of the pedal.
Recommendation: I use this in combination with the multi release cleats(SH56) and set the pedal to the lowest tension. Never fell off the bike even as a first time clipless user. really easy to clip in and out of. i might adjust the tension a little bit harder to minimize accidental clipping out.
would recommend this pedal in combination of the multi release cleats if you're a beginner.
BTW, this pedal would require an 8MM allen wrench to install.
Pros: This is the epitome of a standard quality/standard price procuct. Nothing fancy or bling, just solid performance in most conditions. Long-lasting and trouble-free.
Cons: Heavier than most clipless. Retains mud.
Recommendation: These came with my first bike. When I bought my next bike, I upgraded. After going through a few pedals, all of which seemed to have some annoying idiosyncrasies, I eventually came back to these un-sexy, but dependable old standbys.