I was looking for a pair of pedals that could be used for recreational riding. I thought these would be perfect, as they're light and good looking. Unfortunately, within 100 yards of my house, the platform came off the spindle. The pedals don't spin easily, which I've been told by the manufacturer will loosen up. In the meantime, I'm spending precious energy just trying to get my pedals to spin. I'll keep these until I find something better. I wouldn't recommend.