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LOOK 'Keo' cleats

Old 06-23-17, 07:48 PM
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LOOK 'Keo' cleats

Time to get some new cleats for my road pedals; I want a higher float, easier on the knees.

I have the Forte 'Team' pedals from Performance, which are 'Keo' style cleats.
Can I use any Keo style cleat, or do I need to stay with the Forte's, which don't seem to offer a high - float option ?
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Old 06-23-17, 08:16 PM
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Actually, my wife's Physical Therapist said that less float with properly adjusted cleats is better for her knees.

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If a pedal is compatible with a more common well known cleat you generally should be able to use cleats from the original manufacturer. Some off-brand stuff can be more finicky because they cannot use the same cleats use slightly different cleats which have different tolerances or it is of low quality. Of course that is not always the case.

The Red KEO cleats I believe have the most float unless something has changed. If you really are looking for the best float and easiest on the knees pedal you will probably hear Speedplay bandied about and from all reports are correct on that front.
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Any Keo compatible cleats should work with Keo compatible pedals. As mentioned above, I find that I'm more comfortable with less float, not more. You may want to experiment with the position of the cleats. Everyone's feet stick in or out at a slightly different angle and you will be most comfortable with your feet in a natural position.
All that being said, I have Look Keo pedals on the bike I ride most. Since the plastic cleats wear out far too quickly, I have tried off-brand cleats (Lifeline brand from Wiggle). They cost half as much as Look brand cleats and worked pretty well, but the fit was not as precise and there was some noticeable play that was irritating. Of course, not all brands are equal; but in the big picture cleats are pretty cheap.
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Thanks guys. I was sourcing some odds-and-ends parts online for a big ride i'm doing this summer, and needed to add some more stuff to get free shipping.

I tend to ride fairly neutral, unless i'm climbing, when my feet go noticeably toe-in. Had a long day of sustained climbs, and my left IT just gave up about 50 miles in, from pushing my foot against the shoes against the cleat. I figure a 7* cleat might make the setup less critical than the 3*'standard' cleat.
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