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Pedal Preference - Look or SPD-R Style(7 posts)

Pedal Preference - Look or SPD-R StyleWhipper
Aug 20, 2002 10:56 AM
Please give me your preference. I have SPD-rs now but get tired having to spin the pedal around so I can click in each and every time. I'm wondering if the Look style is easier to use.

Before you ask, I have used SPDs for at least 7 years. I'm just looking over the fence wondering if there is something better
re: Pedal Preference - Look or SPD-R Styleraboboy
Aug 20, 2002 11:04 AM
I have Time ATACs. They're double sided (as are most MTB pedals) so I don't even look. You may have a snob or 2 look at you funny, but f*ck em.
look here now..african
Aug 20, 2002 11:14 AM
I have used look for over 6 years and have had no problems. Just got a new pair too. Love em. Got them off E Bay, good deal, Jalabert series. Cheers.
Aug 20, 2002 12:25 PM
I have been using Looks for 17 years and love them. In order to avoid the "Look creak" that occurs from the cleat-pedal interface over time, I would suggest that you get the Look PP206's. Not only are they lighter than the other Look models (PP357, 396, etc.), they are less expensive, and give you the most bang for your buck in my opinion.
BMX platforms or toe clips ...Humma Hah
Aug 20, 2002 2:25 PM
Cruisers should have platforms. The old ones let my feet slip off and banged my shins. Modern BMX platforms don't do that. I can pedal nice, smooth, efficient semicircles, mounts and dismounts and stops and starts are effortless. I can hit 140 RPM or more with them and not feel like I'm about the slide off. And I can wear comfortable sports shoes on them. After 150 miles of riding, I've got no problem with hot-spots, etc, because I can move around and get comfortable. I can cruise on my arches (more comfortable when seated on a cruiser), and climb on my toes.

The Paramount will be a fixie. It will need toeclips or clipless. Toeclips may be a pain, but they're the correct type of pedal for the vintage, and I'll start out with them. We'll see how long I hold out before I'm staggering around on cleats like the rest of you.
re: Pedal Preference - Look or SPD-R Styleyiucycle
Aug 20, 2002 6:10 PM
i this is for road bike or road riding right? if yes i would suggest speedplay. i have use speedplay for 3 yrs and they are the best. they only release when you want them to and also release in a crash but it will never release by itself. i have a friend who has a look pedal and almost crash into me during a sprint when one of his pedal popped out. speedplay is also easy on you knees which is a plus to everyone.
I use SPD-R...cabinfever
Aug 21, 2002 4:21 AM
Mainly because I can buy a pair of Wellgo WAM R-4's from for $35 with shipping. The bearings are smooth, and I've had no problems with them. A friend who switched from SPD-R's to Looks says he can feel the larger Look platform, and likes it. But, I use a carbon sole shoe, and I never really feel the platform because of the stiffness of the sole anyway.