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Is the Look CX7 available yet?(15 posts)

Is the Look CX7 available yet?Dog
Mar 22, 2001 1:17 PM
Looking all over for them. Some catalogues list them, but they are not yet available. Anyone heard anything? Thanks.

Doug
re: Is the Look CX7 available yet?DrD
Mar 22, 2001 1:34 PM
The colorado cyclist website says they will be in stock on 3/28... no idea how true that is, though...
beware Co Cyclist websiteJiggy
Mar 22, 2001 2:52 PM
not saying it's not a good retailer, but I watched a pair of bars that were backordered have the expected stock date be delayed 2 weeks, then another 2 weeks, another 2 weeks, then a month, then takes off completely. Meanwhile, the order was cancelled.
re: Is the Look CX7 available yet?Ian
Mar 22, 2001 6:50 PM
Doug,

We were hoping to have the pedals out in February, but faced a few production problems. I have not received an update from Veltec (Look's USA distributor) as to a new release date. I just sent them an e-mail and will keep you posted.

Ian
Have you seen this review?BipedZed
Mar 23, 2001 5:29 AM
http://www.bike.com/features/template.asp?date=2%2F14%2F2001&page=2&lsectionnumber=6&lsectiondirectory=techno
ThanksDog
Mar 23, 2001 7:28 AM
Hadn't seen it, but thanks. Can't wait to see one from someone who's used them a while. I appreciate it.

BTW, why can't they make these things lighter?

Doug
WeightBipedZed
Mar 23, 2001 8:06 AM
For the most part the weight is in the retention mechanism. Look pedals were adapted from ski bindings and the retention design is very similar.

The ProFits share a similar size cleat but the retention design is simplified and therefore a bit lighter.

Speedplay pedals have a very simple spring retention design and the pedal is so light because the pedal body is essentially the static cleat. The actual Speedplay cleat is also very light due to the simplicity of the design.

Don't know much about Time road pedals though.

From what I've gathered, the CX7 seems really pricey ($350!!!) for adjustments that aren't really necessary for most riders.
Doug, release date.Ian
Mar 24, 2001 8:58 AM
I was told sometime in April. I can usually take that to mean the end of the month.

Ian
re: Is the Look CX7 available yet?TJeanloz
Mar 24, 2001 3:51 PM
My Veltec rep was in last week with a pair, so they should be available soon (she said mid April, which in rep speak means early May). A word of warning- they are complicated. I heard Veltec was offering a college degree program in CX7 adjustment. The pedal is super adjustable- but it seems to be solving problems before they exist.
Why no Ti axles on Looks?Dog
Mar 28, 2001 6:10 AM
Anyone know why Look won't take obvious measures to lighten these things up with Ti axles? Any engineering reason for this? I'd expect it on any pedal over $300, that's for sure.

Doug
To expensiveIan
Mar 29, 2001 7:17 PM
The pedals already retail for $349.99, imagine how much they would be with ti axles. We are talking a 25 gram per pedal weight savings and a $100 increase in cost. And now there is the possibility of needing a rider weight limit. It is just not worth it.

Ian
kinda heavy pedals for you....dave
Mar 25, 2001 5:32 AM
I thought you were the ultimate weight weenie. Ultralight everything. These things weigh 340 grams. Surely you're using speedplay X/1's.

All kidding aside, I've found that speedplay pedals, combined with SIDI shoes, enhances the smoothness and speed of my pedaling. Placing the foot as close as possible to the pedal spindle is the key.

I used LOOK style pedals for years and wouldn't go back.
re: Is the Look CX7 available yet?Jeff
Mar 26, 2001 9:42 AM
I could probably benefit from the extra adjustments these pedals offer, but only because I have a coach that would know how to properly fit them to me. But jeez, $349 seems outrageous. It will be interesting to see what totalcycling.com offers them for.

Given the face that my Looks have worn out at a pair per season (the bushings wear out on me, and can't easily find replacement parts), I can't justify that expense. I'll probably buy a pair when they've been out a year and can be had much cheaper.

Anyone know if someone sells a re-build kit for Look 256's? I got two pairs in the garage that I hate to throw away because the bushings went bad on me!

Jeff
zonabicimike mcmahon
Mar 29, 2001 9:21 PM
Zonabici.com seems to have them in stock. With the euro exchange rate, the price is just over $300.00. You'll probably end up paying at least $30 in shipping, so you're looking at close to U.S. retail. Are there really that many people out there who: a) have knee, ligament, tendon problems that can be resolved/mitigated with these adjustments; b) will be able to adjust the pedals properly to achieve the advertised benefits; and c) who don't mind shelling out $350 for no-lighter-than-average pedals in the hope they will be able to accomplish (a) and (b)?
Release date.Ian
Apr 9, 2001 6:01 PM
They are on their way from France. They should be available the week of April 23rd. Only 125 pair are in this shipment, so your shop would already have to have them on order.