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Campy Pedals or LOOK Pedals?(6 posts)

Campy Pedals or LOOK Pedals?BikinCO
Dec 16, 2001 3:00 PM
I'm getting some new pedals and am looking at the Campy Daytona or the LOOK 357 or 236. I have ridden LOOK's for a long time and am currently riding old school Shimano 600 EX that is basically a LOOK pedal with Shimano stickers. I am a fan of the LOOK but have heard some good things about the Daytona pedal (plus I have full Daytona 10 speed on my IF). So what do you think?
Campy Chorusjagiger
Dec 17, 2001 5:39 AM
I don't know about the Daytona's exactly, as I have Chorus. FWIW, they work very well, never a problem & I like the design. However, the finish scratches easily which you wouldn't expect at this level. I'd expect the Daytona might be similiar.
Either oneMcAndrus
Dec 17, 2001 5:55 AM
I ride both, actually. My main bike has Campy Daytona pedals and my rain bike has Look.

I only have two complaints about the Daytonas: they're very easy to kick over when you're trying to clip in - say at a stop light - and the cleats are a touch expensive.

The Daytonas are very comfortable on long rides, though, and a little lighter than the Looks. They also seem to float a little more - even though I believe their float is rated close to the Looks.

Except for the cleat wear and replacement cost, they've worked flawlessly for me. And they don't have the Look squeak. I think Look has a patent on that sound :-).
re: Campy Pedals or LOOK Pedals?patrick
Dec 17, 2001 8:18 AM
I've been riding the Campy Datona Pedals for about two months now and fully recommend them. I was going to either purchase the Daytonas or Looks as well and got such a great deal on the Daytonas that's what I went with. Have not been disappointed in the least. My $.02.
re: Campy Pedals or LOOK Pedals?davidl
Dec 17, 2001 8:42 AM
Go with the Daytonas - I've had the same experience as the above posters. Highly recommended!
re: Campy Pedals or LOOK Pedals?JG
Dec 17, 2001 2:33 PM
I have had the Daytona pedals for about a year now, and I have not experienced a single problem with them. Very secure once engaged and comfortable on long rides. I had a little trouble unclipping at first, but since I have found it easier to rotate my foot inboard as there is no "ramp" on the inboard side of the pedal. On the outside, it provides increasing pressure to prevent an inadvertant disengagement.

Yes, the bottoms scratch easily, but who looks at the bottoms of their pedals?!

I do highly recommend a pair of cleat covers as the gray plastic part of the cleats does wear quickly on cement, but teh metal part of the cleat (the expensive part) doesn't contact the ground when walking.

I would buy them again tomorrow.

JG