Bought these to swap out my SPD pedals while I get used to new terrain. I love not worrying about whether I'll get out of my pedals when I need to riding up a steep trail or through a rock garden. Having the flat pedals gives me a higher level of confidence to try things I wouldn't try riding my clipless pedals. My only comlpaint is the occasional slippage when climbing. Everyone once in a while, if I get in too low a gear, the rapid spin causes my foot to fall off the pedal while climbing. But that is mostly user error. So I'm getting better at picking my gears. Would highly recommend, especially for those new to mountain biking.