The other day I did a group ride (50 mile road ride) with someone who used the pedals with the pins on a road bike. The pedals were red. He was very happy with them.
I find clipless pedals to be useful on climbs, especially when I'm tired or its very steep. That's when I focus on pulling up through the bottom of the pedal stroke. I also like to keep my shoes as loose as possible, which is not considered ideal for clipless pedals, but that's what's comfortable for me.
- Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
- Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
Gone but not forgotten:
- Silver Trek 2000 road bike
- Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles