- Jan 14, 2007
I've got SPD-SLs, and I like them, but sometimes they're a bitch to clip into, especially going up hill.
Speedplays are probably the best designed, but they don't have the same usefulness as makeshift platforms that SPD-SL's do, because they aren't as wide or long.
The speedplays are deceptionally large as the pedal is attached to the shoe not the bicycle...you need to think of them differently.
They are not just a small circular platform... but that plus the larger metal cleat contraption...