Pedals are one of those things that nobody wants to spend money on, so they go with what they know or what their friends recommend. Well, I have been running a single pair of these pedals for almost a decade, now on a second bike, and they have thousands of miles on them with absolutely zero issues, ever. In fact, this isn't really a review of the ATAC 6 pedals, it's a review of the ATAC XS, which is the predecessor to this model and shares all the same construction and technology. I've had zero, zip, none, nada, absolutely no problems. No replacing parts, no adjusting, nothing except buying new cleats every few seasons. I'm one of very few people I know who own ATACs, but everyone I've met who owns them feels the same way. They engage every time, they never clog, the float is great, and the pedaling platform feels sturdy. So there you go: your friend just recommended Time ATAC, and you should trust him because he rides a ton and knows about stuff.