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LOOK PP396 vs PP357(5 posts)

LOOK PP396 vs PP357Peter E
Dec 4, 2002 1:33 AM
Are there anything i've missed or is the PP396 the same pedals as the PP357 (materials and bearings are the same according to spec.) accept for the difference that PP396 have a button on the back where you can adjust the exit-angle between 0 and 9 degrees?
Because this actually makes the PP396 slightly heavier and a lot more expensive. To me that function seems unecessary, are there any other reasons to go with the PP396?
I find the 396s sqeakier . . .Look381i
Dec 4, 2002 2:57 AM
than my 356s or my 206s. IMO, for most riders, the 206s provide all the function needed at the best price and lowest weight. I got mine two years ago for about $30 on sale.
I find the 396s sqeakier . . .ww11
Dec 4, 2002 6:44 AM
My 247'S have worn out. The plastic tabs on the back of the pedal have a groove in them. So i have some forward and backward movement. I looks like the tabs that hold the cleat is different on new look pedals. I want the new ones but hope that they will last more than a year. Any comments? I wonder if using not LOOK cleats would damage the pedals?
re: LOOK PP396 vs PP357No_sprint
Dec 4, 2002 7:40 AM
The 396s have a higher entrance and release tension in addition to the adjustable float. I run them on both my race bikes. I love them. They take some getting used to as they are definitely on the harder side of getting in and out. I don't like float and using the red cleat has so much, so I use the black cleat and set the adjustment on 2. It works perfectly for me.
I bought PP357's....StevieP
Dec 4, 2002 7:42 AM
...because of the same reason as you and the fact I could get them in the colour I wanted (silver) whereas PP396's didn't come in silver. I couldn't see the point in spending extra on the 396's.

I have not had any probs with the limited milage I have put them through.

Have a look for some PP337's on offer (old version of PP357). At www.xpedia.co.uk they are £24.95 plus shipping. I have some of these and I have had no problems whatsoever and I have just bought another pair. They don't look as slick as the 357's but they are fundamentally the same & nearly half the price. Anyway, who looks at the pedals when they are riding?!