Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Keo Cleats

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Keo Cleats

    HI
    Been using the Black Keo cleats for a few months and managed to break one the other day, my LBS don't carry them, so I had a Red pair that were new in the box that came with my pedals, slapped them on my bike shoes and man did it bother my legs, it really was causing some cramping in my left calve and my glutes. PS I put them in the same spot and angle as the black ones due to the wear signs on the shoe.
    Now every one says the black are hard on the knee's I guess I was used to them, I may have to order another set on line.
    Does anyone use the black and prefer them to red. :
    Doug

  2. #2
    Pretend Racer dcvelo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northern Neck
    Posts
    1,282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I split the difference and use the grey (4.5 degree float). Works for me....

  3. #3
    Senior Member RoMad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Citrus county Fl.
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Tuscany , Lemond Poprad, 1970's Motobecane Grand Record
    Posts
    781
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mine only came with the black ones and I haven't had any problems with them. I just looked through my manual that came with my pedals and it said that you change the float by changing the cleats. Sounds like you need to order another set of black ones.

  4. #4
    Riding my bike
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bi-Coastal Bays (Boston & SF)
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR C2 / Bianchi "beater"
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I started with the red cleats (basically thinking my AARP qualification and history of bad knees would require them). However, I switched to the grey cleats when the reds wore out and I'd never go back. Much more comfortable. I thought the reds felt "squirmy" by comparison, and my knees feel better overall with the grey's.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Allegheny Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Medina, OH
    My Bikes
    confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
    Posts
    5,579
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use the gray cleats with the rubber strips that help with walking. They cost a couple dollars more but are worth it to me.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

  6. #6
    Senior Member kr32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Waldorf Md.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and Gary Fisher Wahoo
    Posts
    2,045
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Baftap View Post
    I started with the red cleats (basically thinking my AARP qualification and history of bad knees would require them). However, I switched to the grey cleats when the reds wore out and I'd never go back. Much more comfortable. I thought the reds felt "squirmy" by comparison, and my knees feel better overall with the grey's.
    I use the Red Cleats and have felt that same "squirmyness" I may have to try the Grey ones now.
    I have no real problems with the Red though so it can wait till they break or wear out.

  7. #7
    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,379
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Grey cleats for me too. Black = too little. Red = too much.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

  8. #8
    Senior Member EastOfMidnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Easton, MD
    My Bikes
    Felt F3C; Colnago Masterlight
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use the grey and like them better than the red. I am thinking about getting rid of the Keo's though - I think they are clumsy to engage. Of course it could be my inherent clumsiness....
    My other bike is an Adirondack Guide Boat.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •