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campy pro-fit vs look(10 posts)

campy pro-fit vs lookdolmencc
Feb 26, 2002 12:01 PM
i'm of two minds whether to get record/chorus pro-fits for my new bike (de rosa with campy record and neutrons) or swap my nearly new look 357 pedals (looking a bit worn now, paint peeling off one pedal after 3 months)
i like the broad platform on the looks and haven't used any other pedals.
do the pro-fits offer as secure a platform?
are they worth the money? it would be nice to have all campagnolo components on the bike:)
thanks in advance
re: campy pro-fit vs lookKent
Feb 26, 2002 12:27 PM
I have rode both and I like them both. The Campy profit platform is almost as big as the Looks, but not quite as big. I think both pedals do a great job.

The Campy Profit Record pedals are very lightweight compared to the Looks, 265 grams versus Looks lightest pedals the CX-7's which weigh 340 grams, the difference is probably close to 1/4 of a pound when comparing the Record Profits with the 357's so if you are a gram counter the Record Profits may be worth taking a look at. If your current Look pedals are functioning fine and you are not trying to seriously count grams I think buying the Campy pedals is just throwing money into the wind. If all Campy looks are what you want I'd say go to you local BS and ask them if you can testride a used pair, that would let you know if you like how they feel or not. No use buying a good looking pedal if it turns out you don't like how it feels.
Call me silly, but this guy wants Campy, and he will get Campybill
Feb 26, 2002 1:46 PM
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Life's short, go Campy, I always say.
I've used both. I like the Campy's quite a bit. But there really wasn't anything wrong with the Looks. They feel similar. I've thought that the Campy felt smoother, with better support somehow (there was something more precise about the float) but, aside from going from lower level Look (236) to top-shelf Campy Record, this was almost certainly because I wanted the Campy's to feel better.
Image is everything. Not really. Sometimes maybe.
re: campy pro-fit vs lookMcAndrus
Feb 26, 2002 1:49 PM
Look - solid, reliable platform, wide contact area.
Campy - lighter, comfortable platform, slightly smaller contact area.

Ride them both and like them both. Ride easy with both and hammer with both. If I had to make a singular judgement it would be that the Campy's are a little more comfortable because I can move my feet around a little more.

If I already owned the Looks, though, I wouldn't buy the Campy's just because.
Releasegrzy
Feb 26, 2002 2:39 PM
I prefer the release of the Pro-fits. The Look system requires a dead flat rotation of the foot while the Campy will allow some diagonal action. Call it a hold over from MTBing or that I'm always practicing track stands at stop lights - the Campy is easier to get out of. I also think that the Look system is big and clunky which makes getting in a tad bit easier. I don't think that contact area is much of an issue if you have a stiff shoe - a Shimano SPD or Speedplay system is much smaller and people seem to do OK. I any event you gotta admit that the quality of the Campy product is a lot better than the Look - my finish is still attached after 4+ years. The Campy pedals are pretty spendy.
Record vs Chorusjagiger
Feb 26, 2002 4:46 PM
I have Chorus pedals & they work great, however the finish hasn't held up very well. The pedals have a lot of scratches after 1 season. I'd get the Record if you have the money & decide on Campy.
Build qualityKerry Irons
Feb 26, 2002 4:32 PM
I've had several pairs of Look pedals apart, and I would say that the quality on the Campy is significantly higher (bearings, tolerances, metal quality, etc.). While Campy is more expensive, it is also more durable. If you keep things a long time, cost will wash out, or the Campy ProFit may even be cheaper. Platform is roughly the same - don't confuse pedal size with platform size. However, if your Looks are just going to end up in a box in the basement, the purely logical incentive to get Campy is small. Emotion is another subject.
Build qualityNow that's downright nasty
Feb 26, 2002 6:22 PM
What is retail on a pair of Campy Record Pro-Fits?
re: campy pro-fit vs lookRay
Feb 27, 2002 4:51 AM
I've used both quite a bit lately. I'd been riding Look, but couldn't deal with the squeaking cleats, so decided to try Pro Fits. I went with the Daytona model (cheaper and lighter than Chorus - cheaper than Record). To sum up, I found the Campy platform felt notably smaller and less supportive than the Looks. Still not bad, but I noticed a difference and since the supportive platform is what drew me to Look in the first place, this matters to me. Getting in and out is slightly tougher with the Campys, but is still very easy, so no issue there. The Campy's dont squeak and the float is smoother (almost like Speedplay in terms of lack of resistance but not range) but more limited range than Look. I prefer the Look float because I'm not looking for my foot to move around on every pedal stroke - I just like to change my foot position from time to time. The Looks don't float all that freely, so my foot will stay put until I want to move it, whereas it was moving around a lot on the Campy - again similar to Speedplay in smoothness except far less range.

I concluded that I personally prefer Look and found a couple of pairs of the old Dura Ace Looks, which don't seem to squeak like the 247s I used to have. So, as long as they last, I'm good.

Anybody want to buy a nearly unused set of Daytona Profits and/or a nearly new set of Look 247s?

-Ray
re: campy pro-fit vs lookSlipstream
Feb 27, 2002 9:04 AM
Here are some great reviews:

Tech Talk: Pro-Fit Pedals
www.campyonly.com/techtalk/techtalk10.html

2001 Record Road Test, Part 4
www.campyonly.com/riderslikeyou/2001/record_4.html

You can purchase the Record Pro-Fit pedals at
www.sdeals.com/ in England for $140; it takes
about 10 days.