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difference between shimano & look pedals?

ianbarianbar Posts: 1,352
edited July 2012 in Road beginners
i have currently only used 2 sets of entry level shimano pedals. when i next buy a bike i may upgrade pedals too at least to 105 maybe even ultegra pedals but whats the difference with look?
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cannondale caad8 tiagra 2012


  • John.TJohn.T Posts: 3,698
    Not a lot. They both work the same but you must use the correct cleats. IMO the Shimano cleats wear better and are safer to walk in.
  • MikeWWMikeWW Posts: 723
    Agree with above. The Shimano ones wear far better. Think the Look ones are made of cheese
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I find Look easier to clip in to - the front part of the pedal that you hook into is raised above the pedal which makes it easier to catch. But I only use those pedals on my poshest bike. For the rest I just use Shimano SPDs which are hard to fault.
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