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LOOK A5.1 vs. A3.1 . . .(3 posts)

LOOK A5.1 vs. A3.1 . . .EngerSal
May 6, 2003 10:27 AM
Other than a few grams, what is the real difference between these pedals? I see that the 5.1 has some little adjuster that appears to increase or decrease the float from 0 to 9, but, given that the 3.1 works with cleat that already gives 11 degrees of float, what is the point?
re: LOOK A5.1 vs. A3.1 . . .Ian
May 6, 2003 2:00 PM
A3.1 - with red cleat gives 9 degrees of float, with black cleat gives 0 degrees of float. Weighes 210 grams. Entry and release tension from 8-12nm.

A5.1 - with red cleat gives adjustable float at 0, 3, 6 or 9 degrees. Weighes 180 grams. Entry and release tension from 11-16nm.

Other than that, the 5.1 has a more sculpted look.

Ian
All depends ...Will Ross
May 6, 2003 3:04 PM
For a lot of folks, there probably isn't any point. But I did recently purchase a set of Look pedals with the standard 9 unadjustable degrees of float, and found that my feet now fishtail like a tuna on a trawler deck. If the bike wasn't in the way, I'd be clicking my heels together like Dorothy trying to get back to Kansas. I've ordered a set of 397s so that I can hopefully get things under control. Both my feet, but especially my right one, point outward significantly, so the right amount of float is the only thing standing between me and knees like Joe Willie's. I'm thus understandably a bit less inclined than a few days ago to dismiss adjustable float as a gimic.