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Old 07-16-05, 04:52 PM
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Look KEO Pedals

Hey guys I just ordered a Cervelo Team 2.5 woo hoo. I now need to buy some pedals. The Look KEO's look bada**. What do you guys think? I have not tried the Looks, or the DA pedals.

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Old 07-16-05, 05:06 PM
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I'll let you know soon. Just getting some Keo's to go with my new Madone. Congrats on the new ride.
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Haven't tried them but I love the look of them.
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My KeOs are sittin' at the UPS facility but can not get them 'till monday. I got them to go with my new ride as well. My red A5.1's just dont look right on the 928

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i kinda like the keo's so far. a slightly different feel, but one you get used to pretty quickly. just be careful with 'em; road bike review has some comments on how some of the cleats have broken pretty easily. and i suggest the gray 4.5 degree float cleats. 9 degrees is way too much.
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The Keo's are fine pedals. I ride them along with Shimano SPD-SL's and find them to be comparable.

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what is the stack height on the Keo vs spd-sl.
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I have Keo's...love 'em. Wish the cleats were a little more durable...but at least they aren't expensive... $12 bucks or whatever once a year isn't that bad... IMO..
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I love the KEO's as well, but I do agree the cleats are easy to tear up. I just got a set of covers so when I stop I put them on so I don't have any problem. Nice lite pedals though.
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They feel good. I broke a new cleat, they are real hard and brittle and its easy to slip when walking with them.
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Thanks for the replies guys! Tough decision.

Thanks again,
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Originally Posted by samp02
what is the stack height on the Keo vs spd-sl.
Don't know the specifics, but they appear to be very close.

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I have ridden on some base model Look peddles and friggin' could not stand them! I tipped over a couple times with those things. So I tried Speed plays, Crank Brothers Quattro’s, and a couple others. A buddy of mine gave me a set of Keo's to try... I will never use another peddle. They are awesome!! Great, stable platform to sprint with, easy to clip into... and they look cool.

Just my 2 cents.

Oh yeah... I now have 3 sets of them!
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^ p-e-d-a-l

I've got about 1500 km on some Keos and so far I like 'em. My only complaint is the play in the sealed bearings but I understand that is normal? Whatever, I came from Dura-Ace PD-7401's with fully adjustable bearings.

The red cleats have too much float for me so I'm switching back to black cleats. Cleat covers are a must-have item. The pedal/cleat contact area is larger than Look Delta but the walking area is much less... short walks on concrete (like the walkway around my house) chew up the cleats pretty fast. Cleat covers are a smart investment even if it means more crap in my pockets.

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Originally Posted by F1_Fan
^ p-e-d-a-l

... short walks on concrete (like the walkway around my house) chew up the cleats pretty fast. Cleat covers are a smart investment even if it means more crap in my pockets.
I agree with this 100% and the cleat covers are hardly noticeable in a jersey pocket. I have just made it a habit to put them on the minute I get off my bike and they do make walking much easier.
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Keos are my first set of road pedals (coming from SPDs) and generally I've been pretty pleased. Nice and light obviously, and small - some road pedals (e.g. other Looks) look way to bulky and complicated for my liking.

Yes, cleats are hard to walk in, break easily and wear out fast. Also the pedals scuff *really* easily and the decals wear off. Ease of clipping in ok but not great, but then I'm used to SPDs.

I'd give them 7/10.
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