If you like options then this pedal is for you. You can ride an SPD on one side or a regular shoe on the other side -- it's your choice. Clipless pedals, sealed bearings, and a platform on the other.
Was looking for clip pedals with a big enough surface so I could ride my commuter/road bike without bike shoes if I just wanted to take a casual ride into town. These are great. Easy to clip in/out with bike shoes, and easy to pedal with regular shoes.
I really have no complaints. I wanted clipless pedals for longer rides, but also the ability to hop on the bike with any old shoes for shorter jaunts. These pedals fit the bill...and didn't cost a lot of bills.
I needed to upgrade pedals on my commuter and wanted to have the option to wear my bike shoes or not so I gave these a try. I couldn't be happier, they went on with ease, look great, and are comfortable with either shoe. I am already thinking about adding another pair to my mtn bike that still has cages on the pedals.
They work for my purpose. Have them on my commuter that I take to work with flat shoes, but also wanted the ability to take longer rides on when I can't take my other bike to the trails. It is annoying when I'm trying to go from a stop and end up on the side with the clip... but how can I blame them for that? No problems so far. The pedals and cleats clip in and out nicely and I have plenty of grip on the flat side. A good solution for the commuter and occasional weekend rider.