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Time vs Look pedals(7 posts)

Time vs Look pedalschrisc
Dec 4, 2001 12:06 PM
I am gonna purchase some look or time pedals. Any feed back?Pros and Cons
re: Time vs Look pedalspmf1
Dec 4, 2001 1:47 PM
Both are good systems. I've used both. I prefer Time because I think they are a more comfortable pedal with a bit larger platform and a bit closer foot to spindle distance.

Look has a lot going for it though. The cleats fit on almost any shoe and are easy to find (not always so with Time). Many versions of Looks weigh less than the top of the line Time which costs quite a bit more. If bang for the buck is an issue, I'd say get the Looks and spend the savings on a nice pair of shoes (even more important).

Don't buy the Look versions with on-the-fly adjustment. It'll either not work out of the box, or quit soon after.
I personally prefer Time over Look systemsbw
Dec 5, 2001 12:18 AM
I owned both system, Time Titan Magnesium and Shimano Dura Ace PD-7401 (like Lance Armstrong uses).

IMHO Time have more float over Look system anytime.But the only problem with Time is.....You need to get Time compatible shoe or Time shoe itself to get the maximum pedalling power transfer. Otherwise you need to puchase an adapter for Time cleat.

Good luck
re: Time vs Look pedalsRHS
Dec 5, 2001 7:16 AM
I have used both Look and Time. I prefer the Time pedals due to the float and the secure pedal to cleat connection. Time pedals are a bit more expensive but worth the extra cash. As for shoes, I use Sidi shoes. No adapter plate needed for Time clears. The combination works very well for me. I've been riding Time pedals for about 10 years now. I just purchased a new set for my new bike. I'm still using a set I purchased in 1992 on my "B" bike and they still work flawlessly.
re: Time vs Look pedalstr
Dec 6, 2001 5:47 PM
Both are very good, but i have the time pedal and consider the platform size to be better than the others. Platform size is important (in my opinion)on long or hard riding. This is why you see so many of the pros using time pedals. I have used them for almost ten years and believe them to be a great product. I use time, carnac, and sidi shoes with them. On the smaller pedals you are gambling against hot spots or bruised feet on the longer and harder rides. The time shoes aren't bad either. I am still riding winter rides on a pair from 1993.
Gave up on Looksmickey-mac
Dec 6, 2001 9:35 PM
After using nothing but Look pedals for approximately 14 years, I just switched to Speedplay pedals. Two factors convinced me to give up on Looks: 1) the infamous squeak and 2) short life. Every pair of Looks I've ever owned developed an annoying squeak sooner or later. Although I tried lubes and other fixes on the cleats and pedals, nothing cured the squeak. Perhaps more importantly, Looks seem to give up the ghost sooner than they should. As someone else mentioned, the models with the adjustable knob on the back are particularly bad. I haven't spent much time on Time pedals, so I can't offer an informed opinion. I just thought I'd let you know why I gave up on Looks after all these years. OTOH, I stuck with them so long because they were solid and secure when in proper working order. The good news is that some pretty good deals are out there on Look and Time pedals so you can test out one brand. If you don't like them, sell them on ebay and buy the other brand. Good luck.
re: Time vs Look pedalsnon-sprinter
Dec 7, 2001 9:24 AM
I ride on both. The times are slightly more comforatable, but not much more than the looks. It's really a hard call. They're both so comfortable over the other pedals. I find the LOOK pedals to be a little easier to clip in and out of repeatedly like in traffic. But then again the Time pedals aren't that difficult either. See what I mean. Try to see if you can try someone's set out if you can.