Speedplay’s formula is pretty standard across the Zero pedal range, with the key difference being variable spindle materials. The recreational cyclist may prefer the economy of the Chrome-Moly model while the hammer-fest racer will demand titanium, but those of us who wear many caps on the bike — racing, training, commuting, sportives, weekend noodling — recognize the neutral sweetness of Speedplay’s Zero Stainless Pedals with Walkable Cleats. They’re the right blend of stiff reliability, low weight, and price, recommending them for cyclists who, like us, enjoy a protean life in the saddle. While the Zero Pedals’ virtually unlimited options of float, fore/aft, lateral, and rotational customization often steal the limelight, anyone who’s ever clipped a pedal on 90-degree corner in a crit will also appreciate the Zero’s low profile and generous clearance. The included Walkable Cleats also deserve some credit because their rubberized housing addresses the common issue of sliding all over the damn place on the kinds of slippery, stained concrete floors favored by coffee shops. The housing doesn’t impede the cleat/pedal interface, and they also protect the cleats in the event that a flat forces a mid-ride walk to the bike shop for a tube or more CO2.