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Shimano Ultegra or Look pp396 pedals?(8 posts)

Shimano Ultegra or Look pp396 pedals?komatiite
Aug 16, 2003 11:00 AM
I am finally on the quest for new pedals. totalcycling has pretty decent deals on them and seeing as how i am ordering a set of shoes, thought i would splerge [sp?] on new pedals.

what is everyones opinion on the aforementioned pedals. these are my choices. i am riding older Look pedals now and like them quite a lot. I'm looking to spend around $65-100 on pedals.

thanks.
Splurge?filtersweep
Aug 16, 2003 12:17 PM
The SPD-SL are very similar to the Look design. I like them simply because they don't squeak, and my foot feels closer to the spindle. The Ultegras are quite a bargain (about $100- and you know $25 of that is the cleat).

Did I mention that they don't squeak? Since they are not annodized, they hold up cosmetically quite well. Keep in mind the Look is the original copied by Shimano.
Splurge?komatiite
Aug 16, 2003 1:23 PM
I currently am riding the celeste Bianchi Look pedals and havent had any problems at all with squeak, however, i have heard many people complaining of the squeak associated with Look pedals.

I do like that they are not annodized and wont show 'scars' as bad as the Look counterparts.
Splurge?MichaelM
Aug 17, 2003 3:50 AM
I have a set of shoes that take a look cleat, could these be used with Ultegra SL's ? The shoes won't take an spd cleat.

Thanks.

Michael
re: Shimano Ultegra or Look pp396 pedals?rollinrob
Aug 16, 2003 8:03 PM
I just got a set of look pedals from Colorado Cyclist for 53.99. They are the black Look 337, so far I only have about 100 miles on them. They look great on my Waterford..
re: Shimano Ultegra or Look pp396 pedals?filly
Aug 16, 2003 9:43 PM
was having the exact same debate in my head last week, and i finally went with the ultegras. i also got my price from totalcycling, but went in to performance and they price matched--so, i got them the same day as opposed to getting the goods shipped from ireland. by the way, i really dig the pedals. no problems, good times.
Shimano Ultegra (R600) can squeak......WOY
Aug 17, 2003 5:43 AM
Mine does.....
re: Shimano Ultegra or Look pp396 pedals?bburgbiker
Aug 17, 2003 8:57 PM
i used the pp396 for around 6 months and was happy with their overall performance. the had very smooth bearings and the overall construction was very durable. i recently purchased the new dura-ace from total cycling; mainly for the weight benefit, but also because i started hearing the dreaded LOOK squeak. overall i'm happy with the dura-ace - very smooth entry/exit. my friend just got the ultegra and i think they're only 30 grams heavier but the spindle is different (as well as the bearings, i think). at full retail it's hard to rationalize the dura-ace price but the deal from TC is pretty damn good.