Running 28mm conti gp4000 on mine.. still a bit of clearence left.
My wife and daughter's bikes (about a grand each or thereabouts) came with cheap pedals and straps...which were immediately removed and stuck in a box in the garage to be replaced by their choice of pedal (both SPD, as it happens). These are relatively cheap bikes too, so for more expensive stuff it's even more likely that the rider will want their own pedal. Of course, you could negotiate with the shop to include them in a bundle deal as a sweetener, but that's up to you. My son even swaps pedals around depending on discipline, so has a few sets in the garage!
Platinum discount of 12% is only off the RRP. So no benefit for items that are reduced by more than 12% already.
I find myself continually looking at road bikes, especially the cannondale synapse range. I can currently get a carbon ultegra di2 2019 for £2800. I really don’t know any other brand so am reluctant to switch. I’m not so concerned with racing, just want all day comfort.
How exactly is it used to defy giants? Do you just zip round and between their legs or something?