Straight from the box these are great pedals. They work the other way around from traditional clip-in pedals – the locking mechanism is open when you’re not clipped in, snapping closed when you stand on it. It requires very little force to clip-in, and the cleat self-locates.
The cleat design has improved greatly over the original i-Clic; more substantial pontoons make them easier to walk in and much longer lasting. The release can feel a little inconsistent when new, but this feeling soon wears off as they wear in. Their well sealed and smooth bearings are also easy to service.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.