Need More Clipless Pedal Tension
Well I wrecked two pairs of the Issi Trail 3. Both times due to regular everyday occasional ground strikes. The first pair lasted six months. The second warranty pair lasted 6 rides. Until one of four sides became non-functional they were great. Nice float, controlled positive feel, tons of tension (way more than Shimano). And my last pair were the +6 versions (an extra 6mm of axle to increase Q factor), which I quite liked. Next.
Looks like I found a solution. I warrantied those Issi Trail 3s and got a pair of the new XTRs with the big platform (M9120). They're awesome. I forgot that I still had the Issi cleats on my shoes and these have added just enough extra resistance to make it all work.