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    look s-track clipless pedals?

    im curious has anyone here using look s-track pedals. im interested in hearing your opinions on them.

    thanks in advance,
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    I ordered a set when they first came out. They looked perfect. Good adjustment, good in and out. Very light.

    When I first got them they were pretty good. Much better than the Shimano's or Candy's. However, if you ride rocky trails like in Tucson, they will eventually start chipping and cracking the plastic guide that makes the clip-in so good. Why they used plastic is beyond me. It got to the point where I couldn't clip-in because the cleat would catch on the cracked plastic guide. The design is good, they just didn't use the right materials for the job. I would say they are more of a XC/dirt road pedal.

    I have Time ATAC Alium's now. They are heavier, but dang they really take a beating on the rocks and keep going. Just as good with clip-in and out.

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    i gave up on SPD and have been rocking flats. i want to give the look s-track a shot. i picked up a pair of s-track off ebay for $80.
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    i received my look s-track pedals today and i was pretty excited to install them on my bike. this was my last chance with clipless pedals. i hated SPD and these look s-track are even harder to get them in and out. the mtbr look s-track looked so easy:

    Look S-Track Mountain Bike Pedal - YouTube

    i installed the cleats on my shimano MD77 with the 1mm spacers and i cant seem to find the correct position of the pedals.
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    Many ppl who get the Looks set up with the shims seem too like them. Although, actually setting up the shim seems to be the biggest complaint. Because of this, i went with Times as the other poster above suggested. No shim, good float, durable, and i don't even need a tensioning system since they are easy enough to enter and exit as is (lower models have no tensioning). Hope you can get them set up. Most ppl really like them once they do.

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    I have about 150 miles on them. So far, they've held up through mild singletracks and flat XC. To be fair, I have yet to do any serious mountain/terrain riding.

    As far as shims go, I'm using only the "red" or the thinnest.

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    What is the right shims you should use with carbon fiber soles? I am worried about pedal digging into sole in eggbeater style. Should you add some extra protection or is the 0.5mm shims enogh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arisaast View Post
    What is the right shims you should use with carbon fiber soles? I am worried about pedal digging into sole in eggbeater style. Should you add some extra protection or is the 0.5mm shims enogh?
    What shoe are you using? I use the Mavic Fury and the 2mm combined with the red 0.5mm shim work flawlessly. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    i received my look s-track pedals today and i was pretty excited to install them on my bike. this was my last chance with clipless pedals. i hated SPD and these look s-track are even harder to get them in and out. the mtbr look s-track looked so easy:

    Look S-Track Mountain Bike Pedal - YouTube

    i installed the cleats on my shimano MD77 with the 1mm spacers and i cant seem to find the correct position of the pedals.
    Hello I want to know if u have some new comments on these s-track pedals thanks

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