After a few years off, due to some cracked vertebrae and ruptured discs in my neck, I'm waiting for my new Cannondale CX3 my local bike shop has ordered for me. There's a good chance that if you're doing the type of riding I am, or especially if you are a hard core road racer, BMX, MTB, XC, Downhill racer, or technical rider, you have to change out parts, even on a new bike, to get things just like you want them. , At my age, and with the metal in my neck (stupidity) and knees (courtesy Military)...I'm pretty much stuck with the road/trail/adventure rider. Most of the stuff I wanted for the bike, they had there at the store, but I wanted a pair of clipless pedals, but I wanted the dual platform style that Shimano makes so you can wear serious clip in biking shoes, or just ride the flat side of the pedal in a decent pair of New Balance or whatever trainer/walker you want. Since pedals aren't something you can mount, adjust, etc.. then ride for 50 miles, take apart, inspect and then return, it's pretty much buy and your stuck with your selection. I ordered a pair of Shimano M645 DX pedals, based on specs and reviews, but like many other forums, the bike forum reviews are all over the place. Seems no one can agree on anything. Just wondered if any cyclist here, on a non-related forum might have something to say. Hoping I didn't make a mistake. Thanks ahead, J.