The pedals are lightweight and come with custom cleats, that are big compared to the standard Shimano cleats. But are quite easy to clip in and out. One major design flaw about the Xpresso is its razor-sharp edges which look beautiful, but unfortunately will easily slice your lower leg skin right open. This is particularly important when you consider that we tend to walk beside our bikes. I had to use sand paper to blunt the edges to prevent any injuries. Though it doesn't now look that sleek, they are at least safe.