I train on this pedal year round and have had unparalleled success with this platform (7-8K miles per season). The pedal clears mud, dirt, and snow. These pedals will provide a clean interface between your foot and your bike. I typically replace my cleats a few times each season to keep the pedal feeling tight. The pedal is completely re-buildable and recommended to keep the bushing feeling new. I use them to train and race on my Ti 11's. I like the way they feel the same and it saves your 11's from training abuse. I have an original pair I still train on that will be six seasons old this summer.