After a few months of cx and some real use, the egg beater center did not rotate easily... I think the end of the spring in the center was rubbing the cage a bit. I took them apart, filled it down some, cleaned everything up and they seem to be rotating fine now... The issue was causing poor engagement... Not good in a cx race! Switched them to my mountain bike for further testing. Had egg beaters on my mountain bike and found those to be issue free... So the egg beaters are now on my cx bike where i really dont want clip in issues. So far, i definately like the egg beaters better.