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Look Keo Carbon (CoMo)
11
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Speedplay Zero (CoMo)
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Shimano Dura-Ace
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Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Which pedal?

Old 10-05-06, 12:56 PM
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Which pedal?

I need to replace my Look PP206 pedals (giving them to the wife). Nows my chance to upgrade and I have decided on Look Keo Carbon CoMo, Speedplay Zero CoMo, or Shimano Dura-Ace pedals. Would love to see your comments on these and how the poll comes out.

Concerns:Speedplay Zero’s don’t have float with friction or self-centering capability like the Look’s. Wonder how that feels?
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This ONE
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get the speedplay x-series
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I switched to Look's after riding Speedplays for a while. I personally prefer the Looks. They feel much more solid to me.
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I hammer on my Shimanos and they feel really solid.
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Originally Posted by jberenyi
Concerns:Speedplay Zero’s don’t have float with friction or self-centering capability like the Look’s. Wonder how that feels?
That's not entirely true. The Speedplay Zeros offer both free-float and resistance-based float. They have an adjustable range for the free-float. Once you get past that angle, you hit resistance float until you get to the release angle. If you don't want free-float then you simply dial that down to zero. the resistance float range will bring you back to the edge of the free-float area. If you dial the free-float range to zero then the resistance float will center. Actually what's cool is that since the free-float range has independent adjustments for inboard and outboard float, you can dial in your center when you zero out the free-float. so if you have a natural skew in your foot position, you can make your center angled outwards or inwards to match.
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Pedals are almost more about personal preference than even saddles and frame sizing. I always loved Looks, but switched to Speedplays. Would I ever go back? Sure. Does it really matter? No.

The float is definitely different. After all it is the feature that tends to set these pedals (Look - same as DA - under license, and Speedplays) apart. If you aren't desiring more float then stick with Look. If you want/need more float for comfort then pick Speedplay.
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The Speedplays have a huge cleat that is awkward to walk on. Since no shoe has the 4 holes Speedplay cleats require, you must use a 48 gram, stack height increasing adaptor plate. Probikekit has killer prices on Look Keos (and not on Speedplay), and so they are basically the same price.

With Speedplay you need use all these extraneous pieces, just to make up for shoes not coming in 4 holes.


The Look Keo cromoly is lighter:

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The Keo Carbon's are truly awesome!
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Speedplay X replaced Shimano for me.
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