i can't believe I am the first to post a pedal review in the its rightful sub forum. I recently bought a second hand gravel/cross bike to get out of road riding more. The dirt is just where it's at. At the time of purchase I decided to try new pedals as I am a big flat pedal user on mountain and SPD on my road bike (2 bolt). So I went with speedplay because of their new design and talks of ease on the knees. Here is a break down on my opinion of the pedals in my hands as I was mounting them. They feel super solid. I bought the cromo models and they really feel like they can take a beating. The hard plastic ring around the pedal looks like it could take a beating. There looks to be a lot of mud clearing ability, not like egg beater clearing but slightly better than like an XTR. The cleat being steel was confidence inspiring as it pertains to longevity. I was really sold and the large metal to metal contact to reduce hot spotting. Yesterday I got everything mounted up and set up for my fit. I picked the FLOOP for the inaugural ride. Elevation gain is minimal, I new the sections to avoids for this learning process and i could really make it a road/gravel ride unlike with my Bronson or plus bike. All of this would have been great... The pedals are flat out dangerous. I can't count how many times I would ride across a little dip or small bump, and I mean small, only to have both feet get ejected at the same time. I only got a mile in before I decided the bike was to dangerous. On the ride back I took the streets thinking I would be able to avoid rough stuff. I rode onto a curb, both cleats were ejected and I dropped onto my saddle, messing up the wedge retention method then eating you know what. Bottom line, do not, I repeat, do not buy these pedals. They look and feel sturdy, the cleat feels like it won't wear like an SPD, they look like they clear mud decently well. However, none of those trails can be determined without being reliably and safely clipped in. Thank you for listening to my rant/review.