Shimano has tried various types of clipless road pedals, but its latest Look-style versions are definitely the best. Toe-in engagement of the three-bolt cleat is identical to Look’s, but with a much harder, abrupt ‘clack’ in and out, even on the lowest tension setting.
On a positive note, the broad body and stiff roll-free feel from shoe to pedal means that even the most powerful sprinters won’t worry about maximal power transfer. And the option of fixed or 3° float means a more anchored feel, with no springiness at the edges.
The broad stance cleats are also the best here for walking on. Riders who like a looser, softer or more mobile foot feel, however, should probably look elsewhere.
Excellent quality make them a bargain, although 105’s are only 20g heavier (the Ultegras weigh in at 392g) for £20 less.
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