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Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro??(4 posts)

Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro??happychicago
Mar 20, 2003 6:11 PM
I'm currently using doublesided SPD pedals, but have had clip (in & out) problems. Plus, my feet feel somewhat "tight" after long rides. I'm training for my first Ironman and usually ride between 20 & 100 miles.
I've researched for hours (too many hours) and can't decide which pedals to purchase: Speedplay (x-0, x-1, x-2), Look (PP396, A5, cx-6), or Coombe Pro.

I currently have Sidi T-1 shoes..I am 6'1, 175 lbs., and am somewhat interested in walking ability through triathlon transitions. However, I am most interested in a comfortable, fast, durable pedal.

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
Look PP396african
Mar 28, 2003 7:12 PM
No reason really but they work for me. Had old looks for over 6 years. When you come into transition take your feet out of the shoes while still on the bike. That should help you have a fast T2.
re: Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro??gbr3000
May 16, 2003 10:20 AM
I'd go with the look A5, they are amazing pedals. I have been riding Look for as long as i can remember and have not been let down yet. You shouldn't need to worry about walking, since your feet should be out of the shoes while they are on the bike as you head into t2, as they should already be on the bike as you go into t1. But as far as training goes the Look cleats have covers you can get for a few bucks that you can cover the cleat up to protect it. Look cleats have been known to fade fast. Look pedals, I would also look at the free arc adjustment, i think this comes on all but a few pedals Look has. The A5 has an excellent platform and i've never had a hot-spot problem on any of my rides, long or short. They are also very stable when getting out of the saddle for a quick push as well. The initial arc setup and float setup on the pedal and cleats may take some time, and be somewhat angering, but worth while. hope this helps.
re: Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro??kenyonCycleist
Jul 12, 2003 7:17 PM
the coombe has the best aeodynamic profile, ease of walking and adjustability of the 3