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switch from look to time??(4 posts)

switch from look to time??twobits
Apr 1, 2003 7:47 PM
i'm considering swithcing from my look pedals to the new time impacts. can anyone who's done the same give any advice? comments?
re: switch from look to time??juanteal
Apr 2, 2003 6:53 AM
I switched from Look to Time and posted this review in the pedal section.... 2500 miles later I'm very glad I made the switch.

I never tried the Lance pedals though... those might be the way to go.

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Summary:
Defintely a step up from my Look P247 because they're way lighter and don't creak.

Hard to clip in and out of, these dudes can test my patience every now and then, especially when I get some mud in them. Clipping in isn't nearly as intuitive as the old Looks. But once you're in, they're rock-solid and everything you could ask for in a pedal. For this reason, I'd say they're not great pedals for commuters who tend to clip in and out a lot.


Strengths:
Light, cheap overseas, lots of ways to adjust (tension, q-factor, float, release angle...).


Weaknesses:
Expensive in the US. Don't pay domestic prices-- check the UK sites for waaaaay better deals.

Similar Products Used:
Look P247.
re: switch from look to spd-sl'swackycyd
Apr 2, 2003 12:28 PM
the spd-sl's are the ped's to go for, granted the impact's are a cool lookin' system, but the cleats are cack.
read any report and thee spd-sl's get the thumbs up everytime.

Wacky, one very happy ultegra spd-sl user.
re: switch from look to time??kenyonCycleist
Apr 5, 2003 5:25 PM
forget look
forget time

both systems are cumbersome and rely on the outdated technology of springloaded tension and plastic/rubber cleats

take a look at the coombe pro

the mech is like turning the cap on a pop-bottle..no springs/ rubber/ plastic or the like and they have better clearance than speedplay..are stronger and u can change the inward and outward release from full-float to zero float..in fact they are so easy to clip into u can clip in a shoe into them off the bike w/ shoe in hand