I am using Shimano SPD pedals for urban commuting and SPD-SL for touring or faster rides, but have grown dissatisfied with Shimano's plastic cleats. They wear off quite fast and need to be replaced after a dozen rides or so. I am looking for alternatives and would like to know about your recommendations. LOOK Have you ever tried Look? Their pedals and cleats look ultra-solid, but seem to be sensitive to dust and mud. Here's their KEO Sprint Pedal, for example. SPEEDPLAY They look really cool, are recommended everywhere, but are a bit hefty price-wise (X/2 Road Pedals, for example). If you have any other suggestions, I'll add them to the poll.