- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 16 October 2009
Look are celebrating 25 years of clipless pedals and are one of the most widely adopted pedals both for professionals and enthusiasts. The newest innovation is the Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti, lets take a look at the details.
The traditional progressive spring has been replaced so that it is linear and as such provided better engagement, security and performance. In plain text – a snug fit and better clipping out.
The platform is also much larger (more surface area and wider) that the Kéo Carbon for comfort and, as Alberto Contador confirms, provides better power transmission. The contact area is from eye catching INOX stainless steel and will be a head turner when your riding companions clip out and the pedals flash in the sunlight.
The oversized axle, dual seals and ‘long fiber’ injected carbon body ensure reliability and durability. Total weight with the Ti axle is just under 95 grams (258 grams a pair including cleats)
The K?o cleats have rubber contacts to make walking easier and more comfortable. Still not a sneaker or hiking boot, though the awkward wobble after you dismount and you walk your stead a few meters to the winnhers podium may become less awkard.
The pedals are expected in January 2010 and the Australian price is not yet known.
Groupe Sportif are the Australian distributer of Look.