Pedals are one of the unsexiest parts of your bike, so you'd be forgiven for forgetting about them, but you'll remember in a hurry if they break when you're 20 miles from home. That said, you don't want a pedal to weigh six pounds, either. The everything wizards at Shimano solved that dilemma with the 105 PD 5800 pedal, a strong and durable pedal that brings the weight savings of carbon to the party, all at a price you can actually live with. Shimano didn't use pure carbon fiber for the PD 5800, but instead thought up a carbon composite that's almost as light and more resistant to damage. Where the cleat and pedal meet, a stainless steel plate increases strength and provides a wide platform that helps increase power and stability. The cleat itself is Shimano's classic SPD SL, perfect for all around use, and the included Yellow version has three degrees of float for easy dismounts if you want more latitude, you can swap it out for versions that offer more or less float. Shimano also thoughtfully designed the cleat for easy walking, so you don't take a digger onto your face when you walk into the cafe trying to look all cool for the barista.