Not the best shots but you can see how extreme the difference is.. Just got my new Time ATAC pedals and new cleats in the mail this week and i had almost forgotten what they were supposed to look. At this point those bottom edges are so sharp they double as a razor! Playing clipped in is awesome, but boy does brass wear fast. This isn't even a full year's worth of riding, just about 7 months of hard polo-only use. Luckily the recessed plate on my DZR's helps keep them fresh a bit longer, but i'm already thinking about buying a backup set to switch to about halfway through the season.
And by the way- clipped in? clipless? I've always hated the confusing terminology surrounding this tech. Apparently clips refers to what i've always called cages, but apparently cages are the platform housing of the pedal? Fuck it, i don't really care that much. All i know is that being attached to my pedals is definitely preferable to not.