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Cycle Components - Look pedals

On this page: Keo Carbon | Keo Easy | Keo Sprint red | PP 396 | M166 | PP 357 | Carbo Pro pedals | Competition PP 75 | Celeste-colored Look pedals

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It was the Look ski-binding company that made clipless pedals easy to use and popular.

The first clipless pedals (that is pedals without toe clips and straps) were patented in 1895, but they never caught on. For nearly a century riders used quill pedals with toe clips and straps.

In the early 1970s Cinelli of Italy, famous for it bars, stems and frames, came up with a clipless pedal suitable for track use. It wasn't practical for road use because it required the rider to reach down to the pedal and pull on a lever to release the shoe from the pedal.

The French Look ski-binding maker had the brilliant insight to use its "twist-out" technology that allowed a skier to twist his foot to step out of his skis to create the first truly practical clipless bicycle road pedal. Patented in 1984, Look pedals got a giant boost when Bernard Hinault won his fifth Tour de France using Look's pedals in 1985.

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault winning the 1985 Tour de France prologue with Look clipless pedals.

In the late 1980s, French competitor Time began selling pedals that allowed the foot follow its natural tendency to rotate slightly through the pedal stroke. This rotation, called "float", was a godsend for many riders who suffered knee and ankle problems with cleat systems, including Look, that locked the foot in place.

Look quickly responded with a simple redesign of the cleat that allowed the Look pedal user's foot to rotate. Now, one can even specify how much float one wants: fixed, or no float, three degrees of float or even more.

With some changes, the fundamental design that Look pioneered in the mid-'80s remains the basic design of most road pedals today. Step in and twist out.


Look Keo Carbon road pedals. New, $225.00

Part# 64437

  • Carbon fiber-reinforced body
  • Chromoly axle
  • Grey cleats with 4.5 degrees of float
  • Adjustable spring tension
  • In one season six Pro-Tour teams used this pedal.

Keo Carbon pdals

 


Look Keo Easy road pedals. New pair, $110.00

Part# 64494

  • Though the picture shows one pedal, this is a pair of new pedals for sale.
  • Comes with grey cleat (4.5 degrees of float).
  • Body is made of a glass-fiber reinforced polyamide. Light, strong, and reasonably priced.
  • Tension is not adjustable, but they are easy to enter and exit.

Look Keo Easy


Look Keo Sprint red clipless pedals. New, $140.00

Part# 64496

  • We have two pair
  • New in box
  • Chromoly axle
  • Adjustable cleat tension
  • The Sprint has an injected polyamide body.
  • Twin bearing design, one inboard sealed bearings and one outboard needle bearing.
  • Look KEO low-profile cleat design.
  • 4.5-degree cleats included

Keo Sprint red pedals


Look PP 396 yellow clipless pedals. New, $200.00

Part# 64999

  • We have two pair
  • This pedal uses the "ARC" Delta cleat
  • Produced in the early 2000s
  • Adjust the pedal float with the knob back of the pedal: 0, 3, 6 or 9 degrees of float. Neat!
  • Cleat tension is also adjustable with the allen key fitting on top of the pedal.

Look PP 396 pedals

Pedals, cleats and directions

Look 396 Pedals

Side and bottom view

Look Pedals

Another view

Pedal bottoms

Bottoms of both pedals

Pedals in box

These pedals are new, in the box.

look pedal box

The Look factory box. The Veltec Sports on the label was the the Look importer in the arly 2000s. The firm closed its U.S. operation in 2011.


Look M166 silver clipless pedals. New, $130.00

Part# 65108

  • This pedal set uses Look's "ARC" cleat, available in either fixed (no float) or floating versions.
  • Produced in the early 1990s

look M166 pedals

Simple, clean design.

Look M166 pedal

Another view with a set of red cleats


Look PP 357 clipless pedals. Used, $75.00

  • Uses Delta "ARC" cleats.
  • Has "Multitensor" tension/float adjustment

PP 357 pedals

Top view

Look 357 pdals

From the side

Look pedals

And the same pedals flipped around

Look Pedals

Back view

Look pedals

From the front

Look pedals bottoms

The pedals bottoms. They look pretty good.


Look Carbo Pro black clipless pedals. Used. $75.00

  • Produced in the 1990s
  • This pedal set uses Look's "ARC" cleat, available in either fixed (no float) or floating versions.

Look Carbo Pro pedals

Classic, simple, clean design

Look Carbo Pro pedals

The pedals flipped 180

Look Arbo pro pedals

First-generation Look Carbo Pro pedals

Look Carbo Pro pedals

The bottoms look good.


Look Competition PP 75 clipless pedals. Used, $35.00

  • These pedals are priced without cleats. If you need a pair we have them posted here.
  • This pedal was also marketed as the Mavic 645 LS, but the Mavic version was hard-grey anodized.
  • Produced about 1987

Look Competition pedals


Look Celeste-colored clipless pedals. Used, $40.00

A lovely set of pedals in Biachi's trademark color.

Look Celeste pedals

These pedals are made for ARC cleats, which are not included at this price. If you need a set of cleats for these pedals or a set you already have, we have lots in stock.