Carbon has made its way to Shimano's 105 pedals. Weight has dropped by 35 grams, but stiffness has been boosted. The 105 pedals are only 25 grams heavier than Ultegra pedals. The pedal spins on a stainless steel spindle and the pedals are outfitted with a replaceable stainless steel wear plate. Support for the SPD-SL cleat means maximum lateral stability and float of +/- three degrees. The pedals come with a set of SM-SH11 floating cleats (the ones with the yellow wear tabs). Tension is adjustable to give you a perfect entry and exit every time.
After trying every boutique, techy, lightweight and not so lightweight pedal out there, I settled into a cazy pair of Shimano 5700's and wished I hadn't spent so much on the rest. These are light, easy to engage and consistent. I can't say how long the cleats will last but I'm sure these pedals are worth the cost of cleat replacement even if it's every season. You can't beat a pair of good pedals for $99! I like the larger cleat engagement area since I have big feet. The cleats are stable to walk on as well.
this set of 105 pedals are a great buy. when the technology trickled down from the high, the 105 definitely received the benefit of the doubt. just like the ultegra model, this pedal has sealed bearings that ride on a stainless steel spindle, and a carbon composite body. they proved a large exchangeable metal plate for the rider to stand on. plus they are within reach of weight of the ultegra model. you can't loose with these guys.