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LOOK vs. SPD-R(4 posts)

LOOK vs. SPD-Rhobbes
Feb 20, 2003 4:25 PM
I just recently bought my first pair of "real" road shoes (Nike Hautacam) and its time to upgrade to a road pedal too. I have looked at various options and I have narrowed my choices down to:

Shimano SPD-R535 or maybe Ultegra 6601

I like the idea of the three-bolt attachment of the LOOKs, but the SPD-R is attractive too bc of the lighter weight. Whats your vote? Thanks
re: LOOK vs. SPD-Rwasabekid
Feb 20, 2003 5:46 PM
I currently use Ultegra 6601. It takes a little getting used to it and have no problems after that. Wide platform, good float and (to a certain extent) variable "Q" factor. You just have to take into consideration that this was designed for racing (spd-"R"). Meaning, it was designed to be tight to prevent accidental clip outs during sprints. Hence, I won't quickly recommend this if this is your first clipless pedals, as most new users have a tough time getting used to it. However, if you think you can get over this learning curve without hurting yourself, then go for it.

Good Luck,

Look PP 396s...JBergland
Feb 21, 2003 7:25 AM
... can be bought for $75-$100. Hard to beat that price!!
Look PP 396s...al0
Feb 21, 2003 12:34 PM