Shimano's 105 Road pedals are pitched at those starting to look for some real performance from their pedals, without wanting to fork out for lighter, fancier models in the market. Just £15 or so more expensive than the company's entry level road pedal, the 105s mark a huge jump in performance and ease of use.
Available in either silver or black, these are designed to coordinate with the 105 10-speed group set and are visually appealing, with smooth, organic lines.
Genetic's Syngenic pedals might well be faithful copies of Look’s justly popular ARC design but nice detailing and great build quality distinguishes them from a sea of clones. True, some may baulk at the relatively steep (20mm) axle to sole measurement and the KEO type just pip them to the post when it comes to power transfer but they’re fantastic starter pedals if you are either new to single sided road pedals or want some dependable starter kit for a stab at racing.