I got these and so far they’ve been great on the IC4. Definitely much easier to clip into. Just make sure your shoes are able to take those cleats. I didn’t realize my older spin shoes weren’t compatible and had to order new ones when I got the pedals.
You can get Shimano's lower end pedals for something like $55 (https://smile.amazon.com/SHIMANO-PD-RS500-SPD-SL-Without-Reflector/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=shimano+SPD-sl&qid=1588035281&sr=8-2 on amazon, but you can get them cheaper elsewhere). Low end pedals are low end pedals- heavier and not as long lasting, etc.
You can get good pedals, or cheap pedals from both companies, and really, its how much you want to spend, how much the weight matters to you, etc. I have the RS500 version on my old bike and I think the'll hold up fine, they are just heavy and not as nice. I expect this is more similar to your LEO Classic 3. To me, its really about how long the cleats last and how the overall platform holds my foot. With Shimano, its wider and I feel like it supports my foot better and I like that when you walk on them, you're not actually walking on any of the points that contact the pedal, so you aren't wearing them overly fast by walking on them. With look, you walk on the same interface points that the cleats touch on the pedals and in my experience the cleats end up wearing much faster. Just me :-P
I switched the pedals out to the Shimano SPD-SL and they’ve been perfect. Much easier to clip into. I personally would not stick with SPD and would switch to either SPD-SL or Delta which is on the Peloton. SPD-SL and Delta are pretty much the same in my book, but I chose SPD-SL because cleat options for it appear more available.
SHIMANO Unisex – Adult's PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_95X389134D0MJT8PR5W0
As for shoes, I just looked around and ordered whatever was on sale with Pear iZumi that had good ratings. I got Try Fly (actually for triathlons) and my wife got their Quest Road. Think they were both $75.
I recommend switching to a a SPD-SL pedal and getting some SPD-SL cleats for it, if you plan on getting shoes. My wife had an extremely difficult time clipping in and out of the SPD. And I found myself having to readjust the clear more often. SPD is a 2 point connection whereas SPD-SL is a 3 point. There is a good set of Shimano pedals you can get for $65:
SHIMANO Unisex – Adult's PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K4N0DC5WFKCK5R6D036V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Some people have also had issues with the stock pedals stripping the crank arm, and this could help remove that potential issue. I also don’t have any issues with the cleats shifting. If you go this route, I’d recommend getting the yellow cleats as they have a good amount of float in them which can help make sure you don’t injure your knee with slips in your form. Read up on float to make a more informed decision.
You can also go the Delta route (very similar to SPD-SL type connection), which is what Peloton uses. I used SPD-SL just because it appears more prevalent and available (e.g., I can shop around for cleats if/when I need to buy more)
The bike’s stock pedals are compatible with the SPD cleats. With that said, I’d definitely recommend buying new pedals and switching to a SPD-SL pedal and buying some SPD-SL cleats. I think they are easier to get in and out of, not to mention many users have had issues with the stock pedals. I got these pedals:
SHIMANO Unisex – Adult's PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7P1N1SFS1N65AS3RFVKV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I would also get some bike grease for installing them.
These use a different type of cleat that requires 3 holes on the shoe. Make sure you have compatible shoes. Entry and exit is 1000 times easier than the tiny cleats that came with the bike.
These are what I use. I have a Sunny.
SHIMANO Unisex – Adult's PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_pXfbGb4T5NRAM
SHIMANO SH-RP1 High Performing All-Rounder Cycling Shoe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCWM62N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_4YfbGbQSXRXTV
Shimano 105 / Ultegra https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_N5MA9JKW793QS497G8MQ
Thinking about taking the plunge and buying clipless pedals for my cycle.
Himmat nahi :(
Yeh wala SHIMANO Unisex – Adult's PD-RS500 SPD-SL Road Bike Pedal Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07QFZR8YV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zjIzFbGMCY51Y