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LOOK Cleats - Red vs. Gray

Old 07-19-06, 02:34 PM
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LOOK Cleats - Red vs. Gray

Am looking to replace my old LOOK pedals with new Carbon ones. They come with a gray cleat (4.5 degrees floating) and you can get an optional red cleat (9 degrees travel).

Just wondering what guys are using, and what the pros and cons to either would be?
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How much float is on the pedal? My 247's have 6 degrees I think so the 9 degree is the only one that makes sense if I want to take full advantage of the float the pedals provide.

make sense?
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Old 07-19-06, 02:42 PM
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Can you send a link? Are you trying to replace an ARC cleat with a KEO?
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I just got my keo's a few weeks ago, switched over from speedplay x/5s...
I asked the same question and in the end went with the gray that came stock, so far I have no issues. I did setup the cleat as I thought is should be, then on my first ride I stopped 1 or 2 times to make adjustments, and now the seem great.

In the end the amount of float needed seems pretty personal, many people use the black (0 float) and love them... How much float are on you present pedals?
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Originally Posted by not2fast
Am looking to replace my old LOOK pedals with new Carbon ones. They come with a gray cleat (4.5 degrees floating) and you can get an optional red cleat (9 degrees travel).

Just wondering what guys are using, and what the pros and cons to either would be?
Unless you have really bad knees or are really lazy, there's no reason to use 9 degrees of float the red ones provide. They float so much, it's like you're not even clipped in.
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Old 07-19-06, 04:31 PM
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I use the gray ones that my keos came with. 4.5 is plenty for me and I have bad knees. Can't imagine having any more than that. They are very free float though, I wouldn't mind just a little bit of centering tension but I'm getting used to it.
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Originally Posted by Phantoj
Can you send a link? Are you trying to replace an ARC cleat with a KEO?
I am going to replace an old LOOK pedal (have no idea what model, they are 18 years old.) with a new Keo Carbon. It comes with gray, which I will probably use. They did offer the red as well.

I am not sure how much float my current cleats have, but there is a little bit in there.

Thanks for all input.
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If you have your bike, and shoes set up correctly, and don't have an abnormal pedaling action, you shouldn't need to use the red cleats. I have been using black cleats as long as I can remember, and except for rehab for a knee operation, have never used the red cleats.
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Old 07-20-06, 09:38 AM
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I am not lazy and I don't have bad knees- most importantly i don't want bad knees, so I use red, I guess i dont' see the negatives of more float.
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I use the grey cleats on my Keos.. love em. I dont think I would ever switch pedals or cleats.
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Originally Posted by not2fast
I am going to replace an old LOOK pedal (have no idea what model, they are 18 years old.) with a new Keo Carbon.
I don't think the KEO cleats are compatible with the old pedals. I think you need an old-style pedal... "ARC" or "Delta" are words that are coming into my mind.

You CAN get a carbon one, but it won't be made by LOOK:

http://store.airbomb.com/ItemDesc.as...ogle&IC=PD9402
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I use the red cleats. I haven't encountered any negative effect of having more float.
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