johnwrote a review of Speedplay X2 Road Pedal on March 26, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I really like this pedal. I have ridden about five times since installing these pedals and have never been more comfortable and efficient on the bicycle, ever. When I ordered the pedals I also ordered shoes; it was way over due... at least decades overdo. The x2's were easy enough to put together and line up on the shoe. Once installed the difference was incredible. The power transmission is to the point that doing that after work 15 mile ride ...... isn't enough ..... now I need to find a longer ride.
I have some trouble getting the pedals into the cleats, but, for now, I will attribute it to operator error. The x2's are my first clipless pedals so I have to adjust a little. Also, I have had to make some adjustments on the rollers. I had more control of the bicycle with clipped pedals and shoes, but they make my knees hurt. The SpeedPlays take care of that. I have never been as comfortable on my bicycle as I am now in a large part, due to the x2 pedals and the amazing amount of lateral motion you get.
Overall, the x2's are a great pedal for the money and (see Juan Carlo's review).... if I wear them out I will by another pair.