Tri gear and add up so quickly especially when you are new to the sport and just trying to get off the ground. It’s a bit sad when I see many age groupers enter a tri still riding with flat pedals. Maybe it’s fear of being locked in or it could be the sticker shock of buying a bike and now having to fork over another $200+ for pedals? The Mavic Sprint I beleive is a great product for rookies who don’t want to spend a great deal of money while at the same time reap the benefits of being clipped in. They are a heavier set compared to most pedals out there but they offer a wide platform for beginners to feel comfortable stepping in. The pedals you can adjust the tension and the bearings are sealed. Did I also mention they are only $99?