After sucking wind up too many hills, I decided to put aside any irrational thoughts about why anyone in the world would want to attach their feet to their pedals while flying downhill through the woods. Boy was I happy with the results. I installed them myself with a wrench after watching a YouTube video. I feel so much more momentum when transitioning uphill as well as general stability and have only had a few silly mishaps with falling. Pedals are sharp, so be thoughtful about your vehicles interior while transporting.
Great pedal. I'm not a downhiller. I'm using them for fat biking in the winter and this crank bros. pedal dovetails nicely with my other models on my other bikes so I can use bike shoes or bike boots depending on the race or conditions. Easy to click into and when snow gets packed in my cleat the platform is a good fall back (and also serves as a scraper to clear the cleats) Purchased when they were on sale.