PURCHASED: from Performance Bicycle in 2008
PRICE: About $35
ITEM: Forte Carve SPD Pedals
PURCHASED: from Performance Bicycle in 2010
ITEM: Ascent Terra SPD Pedals
PURCHASED: from Performance Bycicle in 2010
PRICE: About $20 (clearance)
|Tension Adjuster on M520|
|Tension Adjuster on Carve|
|Rust/Pitting on Terra|
Regarding the bearings, I have not had any problems with any of the pedals although all 3 seem to have a tiny bit of play.
Finally I'd like to point out that none of these designs is particularly good at clearing mud or snow, it is almost always an issue during snowy rides. I would like to try the Crank Brothers design but since it uses a different cleat type I'd have to use a different pair of shoes with those pedals, so I haven't made that change. I've also heard some concerns from fellow riders on durability with those pedals.