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Look PP 396 Pedals

3.56/5 (39 Reviews)
MSRP : $195.00


Product Description

LOOK pedals continue to evolve. For 2001, Look’s pedal collection will have a new, updated design. The new PP396, which replaces the former PP296, has a streamlined aero body design, with all the same great features.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by calhoun

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2013

Strengths:    Great pedals, used them for 40 yrs. , even the campy record which roll smoother but it is not an issue for them to roll smoother, able to win on either pedal and prefer the Look 396 over all pedals except the new keo max 2 .

Weaknesses:    0-----but if the do actually squeak, all you need to do is put a little grease in the toe, and also if you pedal stroke is a twisting motion then that is your body alingment that is incorrect

Bottom Line:   
Great pedal!


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jtsk a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

Strengths:    Good looking, very functional click-in and click-out. Good solid platform feel once clicked-in.

Weaknesses:    SQUEAKING

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden these pedals for over 4 years and just changed to Shimano Road pedals (PD-7810).

While these are very good pedals, the cleats squeak at times to such an annoying level that you start to hate to get on your bike. They don't squeak all the time, it seems to happen only with some cleat sets. Ironically, the Look brand cleats are the worst squeakers. Some off-brand cleats do not squeak at all while other squeak a little bit.

To stop the squeaking, I tried everything: cleaning, waxing, oiling, re-seating, not oiling, cleaning again, new cleats, etc, etc, etc.... Sometimes it got so bad that I could FEEL the squeaking in my feet with every pedal stroke. Talk about ruining a ride!

Finally had enough and just 86-ed these things in favor of Shimano Road pedals PD-7810.

It's really a shame, because Look makes a great pedal, they just need to solve the squeaking issue. Unfortunately for them, it's too late to save me as a customer....I had too many frustrating hours in the saddle.

I couldn't help but think as I endured another ride with squeaking that I'm sitting on a $4000 bike and the stinking pedals make more noise that a department store bike.

Low Value rating is strictly because of the squeaking problem.

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Favorite Ride:   Tulsa Wednesday Night Ride

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Wellgo road, Shimano road, Shimano SPD


Bike Setup:   Trek 5900 w/full Dura Ace


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gus Brown a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2007

Strengths:    Smooth operation good look and really durable good price to weight ratio.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
These pedals are the most comfortable of all the clipless pedals I have used.(and I have used many)The large platform really works for my 235lb. build.

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Favorite Ride:   A long strech of road anywhere

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   harrells bicycle sho

Bike Setup:   2005 Raleigh Super course

shimano 105 front derailleur ultegra rear derailleur 105 shifters tektro R750 carbon fiber brakes FSA RD 80 wheelset vittoria Rubino pro tires 700x23


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bentforks a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2006

Strengths:    Solid, dependable platform. Comfortable and lots of free play, easy to clip in and out of.

Weaknesses:    None to date

Bottom Line:   
Been using the Jalabert Signature PP396 for over 3 years. Experienced no problems and eliminated the squeaking easily (see below), having ridden in both below zero temps and hot conditions.
The squeaking is not restricted to LOOK pedals alone.

THE SQUEAKING ASSOCIATED WITH PEDALS IS OFTEN DUE TO MOISTURE. TO SOLVE IT PUT SOME FISHING REEL LUBRICANT BETWEEN YOUR SHOES AND THE CLEATS. BY DESIGN, FISHING REEL LUBRICANT EXPELS MOISTURE. THIS HAS WORKED FOR NUMEROUS RIDERS I KNOW USING VARIOUS SHOE/PEDAL COMBINATIONS.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   internet somewhere

Similar Products Used:   None (first clipless purchased)

Bike Setup:   7005 Aluminium Alchemy with Ultegra drivetrain and old 105 wheels (yes, it's heavy!)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Clive a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2004

Strengths:    n/a

Weaknesses:    n/a

Bottom Line:   
This isn't a review as such. I've been able to get rid of my Look pedal squeak issues as follows:

1) remove the cleat from the shoe.
2) place a spacer between the black rubber plug that sits in the middle of the cleat, and the sole of the shoe. I use a piece of thin cardboard, about 2 - 3mmm thick.
3)replace the cleat.

This has the effect of making the cleat sit more 'positively' in the pedal, and removes the excess play that contributes to the squaek. Good luck.

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Favorite Ride:   around Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Purchased At:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Vitus 992, Dura Ace, Mavic Open4CD, Selle San Marco Regal as ridden by the great Greg LeMond



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How do I adjust my Look PP 396 pedals?

I have an older pair of Look PP 396 pedals that are in great shape (rarely used) that I just put on my racing road bike. I've lost the manual and it seems as though Look (via their website) doesn't provide a manual. My problem is that I seem to be able to unclip from them rather easily, like whe ... Read More »

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