They should be known as CLIP-IN pedals in my view. For some reason 'clipless' has become the default term for shoes which have a cleat which engages into spring loaded plates on the pedal. They are called clipless because they were originally an alternative to pedals with toe clips. They dont have toe clips on them and became known as clipless as a result. Rubbish.levad said:I use toeclips at the moment but do not have them done up tight. I am thinking of getting some M324's. Do they really make as much difference as people claim, I have a few hills on my commute. Also, why are they called clipless when you are clipped in all the time?