The cage offers the most benefit when trying to clip in in sketchy situations. Ya once clipped in it doesn't offer much support. But opting for a cage less SPD pedal to save 100g is a poor choice IMO unless on a pure xc machine
Maybe in 20 years when most of the baby boomer kick the bucket the market demand will soften to push prices reasonable again. But by that time more cannon fodder from 2nd world countries will be lining up at the border to escape their shitty countries and choke up the lower mainland.
At what point do you stop letting people in the lifeboat before it begins to sink too?:eek2: