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Keo dilemma: sprint or carbon

Old 12-21-06, 05:07 PM
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Does anybody remember the day 2 years ago when that green "minion" took over the entire forum? Everypost was just that and nothing else - all over the board. There was a different name for it though....
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Oh yes, I remember that. It was April fools day.

Wasn't it called the "Shmoo"?

Or something along those lines.
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So, just reading this thread, no one seems to have answered the question about the multiple bearings. I haven't looked at a schematic, but I would imagine the bearings would be spaced apart and should allow for a more robust pedal. Is this not the case? Does anyone know for sure what the different pedals look like?

Shmoo was a cartoon character on one show... Space Ghost maybe? It could change shape and there was a whole family. It was also a friends nickname at the time, but it wouldn't be politically correct anymore to say why...
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sprints are sexy
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here's the carbon and the sprint. I'm not sure what the shape difference is all about, but i have a feeling it's more of an evolutionary stage than anything else. The sprint and classis(i believe) are newer.


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"Instead of using a total of three bearings per pedal, the Sprint is built with one outboard cartridge bearing and one inboard needle bearing per pedal. The Sprint's spring tension is slightly lower than what you get on the Carbon. The Carbon has a range of 12-18 Nm, while the Sprint adjusts between 9-15 Nm. Also, the stack height is slightly higher -- 16.5mm instead of the 15.7mm you get on the Carbon." Oh, and the carbons are lighter. Only by 30 grams but still another check in the plus column.

I can't believe the poll has the Sprint winning. As I posted before - Keo Carbon Cro-Mo, $125 new from Look dealer, and you're done. You will never once say "maybe I should have gotten the sprint". On the other hand, you may say "maybe I should have gotten the carbon".

End of discussion. Buy the Carbons.
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
"Instead of using a total of three bearings per pedal, the Sprint is built with one outboard cartridge bearing and one inboard needle bearing per pedal. The Sprint's spring tension is slightly lower than what you get on the Carbon. The Carbon has a range of 12-18 Nm, while the Sprint adjusts between 9-15 Nm. Also, the stack height is slightly higher -- 16.5mm instead of the 15.7mm you get on the Carbon." Oh, and the carbons are lighter. Only by 30 grams but still another check in the plus column.

I can't believe the poll has the Sprint winning. As I posted before - Keo Carbon Cro-Mo, $125 new from Look dealer, and you're done. You will never once say "maybe I should have gotten the sprint". On the other hand, you may say "maybe I should have gotten the carbon".

End of discussion. Buy the Carbons.

yeah, that's what i'm going to do, it was just a moment of hesitation since the carbon's are out of stock and the there's a few sprints yet.
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It depends on the color of your bike, of course.
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other than weight the other big difference is in spring tension. The carbons are more if i remember right, I dont know if that makes any difference to you at all though.
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Who can see their pedals while they're riding? What's this looks better crap?

But if you really can get carbons for 125 get them; thats about 30 more than I paid for sprints I think. I may get some carbons at that price... besides I've heard they look better.
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You can get the Sprints for $80 or so.
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
No question, Keo Carbons. $125 from probikekit and free shipping.
+1 I got carbons from pbk for $118 (must have been a favorable exchange rate day)
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Originally Posted by jeffc7
+1 I got carbons from pbk for $118 (must have been a favorable exchange rate day)

about a month ago, they had them at 108 or thereabouts mix that with the 10% off you got when you purchase extra cleats and they came out to like $109 for the carbons and an extra set of cleats w/ covers... stupid me for not buying them then.
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When you buy the carbons, most of your money is going into their 2007 marketing campaign. The sprints have been great to me - had em for over a year.
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