Maybe he means the pedals? clear elastomers don't stay clear for very long on the pedals
sorry I had a box of wine last night and thought about tires
I ride the onzas with clear elastomers long and several thousand km, they are been very reliable.
However I would never go with them for this season, by cooling the elastomers being hardened and could trigger unusual.
I like them special because the lock is very comfortable by Easy-Clicks system.
But what is the alternative? Shimanos are too heavy for me ...maybe the Egg Beater from Crank Bros
I spent years on those pedals, I'd still be using all 4 sets of mine if I had cleats(I hoarded rebuild kits, but foolishly not the cleats) Even with blue/black elastomers nothing feels the same
If you prefer the clears(hard to believe), nothing else will come close to the jello like feel and ability to clip out simply by pulling up, except for maybe platforms. But those might grip your shoes too well