Look Indoor Dual Pedals
Do you need pedals for your indoor trainer? Are the Look Indoor Dual Pedals the answer?
The Look Indoor Dual Pedals are designed specifically for indoor training. They are ‘dual’ in that they accept two types of cleat; either Shimano’s SPD or a Delta cleat. Manufactured in France, Look say they’re more “durable than standard indoor bike pedals” . They also say they can “withstand repeated, ultra-high intensity indoor sessions“.
The pedals have steel axles, composite bodies and stainless-steel platform; sounds robust enough to stand up to some zone-6 thrashing! Weight is claimed to be 480 grammes, obviously not so much of an issue for a bike that isn’t going anywhere. I would prefer they err on the side of reliability than weight.
What makes them different from any other double-sided pedal, is that each side takes a different pedal system. While being able to clip in either side off-road is a massive benefit, it’s not a priority on an indoor trainer. Being able to use two different pedals systems is useful if, like me, your trainer is used by more than one person. My son uses SPDs and I use Look style cleats, so these would save me a five minute faff at the beginning of a session.
Speaking of installation, the Look Indoor Pedals have L and R stamped in red on them. May seem, obvious to regular cyclists, but for newbies the simple act of installing a pedal can often result in a stripped thread; a simple thing, but could save some frustration.
The Look Indoor pedals come supplied with two sets of cleats; Delta and SPD. The composite Delta cleats have front and rear grip inserts, so hopefully you won’t slip on your lovely laminate flooring. The cleats also have “Silent Float” technology for an “optimal, noise-free pedalling experience“. They are of course compatible with any 3-hole shoe. The SPD cleat is familiar to anyone who’s ridden clipless off-road. The mini metal cleat sits in between the tread of an off-road shoe, allowing you to stride confidently across a marble floor!
Who would need them?
The indoor trainer is now a common piece of training kit for many cyclists. They allow you to perform sessions without the distractions of traffic, bad weather or pot-holes. If you are sharing a trainer between users, then I can see how the Look Indoor Dual Pedal could be a useful item. Or perhaps you have convinced your boss to install one at work? Having a double sided cleat for different users would be useful. They’re currently listed at £99.90 on the Look website.