I think that it is crucial to have a pedal with a solid, steel spring, just as the RXS.
If this is just an opinion on iclics, no big deal. I was responding to your statement as quoted above.
I don't have iclics, I may never end up with them. The cleat was redesigned to be firmer & wear less. You may notice that the new cleats are black instead of red - and are beefed up in a number of ways.
I am not sponsored by Time, the bike shop I work at does not sell Time... I've got no connection to them at this point.
My reason for posting in this thread is that you are noting legitimate complaints about the "iclic" system - but in a thread titled "iclic2"
Absolutely, the iclic (1st gen) system had problems - no argument on that from me. There is a thread on this forum where quite a few folks talked about their experiences - and many of them weren't good.
The point of the iclic2 series is that the cleat is beefed up (I haven't heard of any pontoons breaking off the new ones), the pedal is much more durable (again, no complaints voiced about experiences
of pedal body wear), and the system seems much more "put together" than the first generation.
I'll be quiet now & let the conversation go on - my points were that you were 'crying wolf' over issues which aren't the case on this gear.
I hope your pedal situation gets sorted out, and do be safe... having been involved in sprints where riders unclipped, I know how bad that can be. Hope it works out well for you in the end