In an earlier post, I related my mountain biking adventures. Although I rented a bike, I opted to bring my shoes and pedals. The pedals worked well enough, but they are certainly an older model SPD pedal (circa 1996). As I was doing a little hike-a-bike up the climbs, I found my cleats filling with mud and then it was tough to get clipped back in.
I had been wanting platform pedals for my Surly for quite some time and this was the perfect opportunity to upgrade my pedals. I looked at Crank Brothers Doubleshot and the Shimano Dual Platform pedals. I went with the Funn Mamba single sided for a couple of reasons. (1) the Crank Brothers would not less suitable without cleats. (2) the Shimano Dual had a smallish platform. I felt like the Crank Brothers would clear mud better, but I am rarely riding in muddy conditions.
Installation was a breeze and I picked up some Park Anti-Sieze as well so that I would not have problems down the road. They were well packaged, came with cleats and spare nubbins and a hex key.
I took a brief test ride and really enjoyed them. The tension is adjustable, but the factory settings were just fine for me. Very light clip in and clip out.