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Keo dilemma: sprint or carbon

Old 12-21-06, 12:24 PM
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Keo dilemma: sprint or carbon

So i thought i'd want the keo carbon's but the red sprints are signifcantly cheaper and there's not much of a weight difference. Slight difference in shape... but i'm not sure what that means and then there's 1 less bearing.

a little help.
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ah damnit!!! please move to road cycling... sorry
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I'd stay away from the reds. Better dead than red, you know....
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rotating weight is one of the few areas where weight actually counts, but I'd still get the sprints--unless this is some pimp bike or you're that much of a weight weenie

I have the dura ace (7800) pedals, which use a LOOK style cleat (I previously had speedplay zeros)

have you looked at the shimano stuff?--very nice imo (and I'm a campy guy!)

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Originally Posted by Ziemas
I'd stay away from the reds. Better dead than red, you know....
excellent point on the commies! I didn't even consider the potential P&R consequences of riding w/ red pedals.
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Originally Posted by Serpico
well rotating weight is one of the few areas where weight actually counts, but I'd still get the sprints--unless this is some pimp bike or you're that much of a weight weenie

I have the dura ace (7800) pedals, which use a LOOK style cleat (previously had speedplays)

have you looked at the shimano stuff?--very nice imo (and I'm a campy guy!)
just my little old steel lemond. I did look at the shimano stuff, but it's a little heavier, but other than that great look great feel.
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Originally Posted by clutchy
just my little old steel lemond. I did look at the shimano stuff, but it's a little heavier, but other than that great look great feel.
steel lemond is a great bike, but weight shouldn't be a concern. get the sprints.
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Originally Posted by Serpico
steel lemond is a great bike, but weight shouldn't be a concern. get the sprints.

now remove price considerations. Would you still get the sprints?
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Originally Posted by clutchy
now remove price considerations. Would you still get the sprints?
I think it's a non-issue either way. imho the sprints look nicer. the carbon keos look like ski bindings, like the old look pedals.

I think you should consider the ultegra or dura-ace pedals too. they look nicer, and work as well (if not better) as the keos.
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Originally Posted by Serpico
I think it's a non-issue either way. imho the sprints look nicer. the carbon keos look like ski bindings, like the old look pedals.

I think you should consider the ultegra or dura-ace pedals too. they look nicer, and work as well (if not better) as the keos.

i'll check them out again, thanks for the input.
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i put keo sprints on my new bike and they work great. i didn't see the advantage on the carbons. then again, my old bike had Mavic pedals (Look style) that weighed about 3 pounds each, so the sprints feel like feathers to me!
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+1 for the ultegras. that's what i'm getting.
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I have the Keo Sprints and love them. They are easy to get use to and feels good when riding for a long period of time. When it's time to change or upgrade, I'll stick with Keo's.

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Can't go wrong with the Keo. Just decide how much you want to spend and pick the one you want.
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keo reds ftw.
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Originally Posted by botto
+2. That's what I ride. Great pedals.
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Originally Posted by munkyv22
+2. That's what I ride. Great pedals.
the cricket thinks so too.

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i read that the reason campy is putting the end to their pedals is b/c of the success of the keos (& i bet the shimanos as well).
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No question, Keo Carbons. $125 from probikekit and free shipping.
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rotating weight doesn't matter as much on pedals as it does on rims because they are not rotating as fast.
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Originally Posted by clutchy
So i thought i'd want the keo carbon's but the red sprints are signifcantly cheaper and there's not much of a weight difference. Slight difference in shape... but i'm not sure what that means and then there's 1 less bearing.

a little help.

I recommend sprint. The classic is probably the best bang for the buck you can get on the global market. IMHO, the sprint and carbon are nicer versions but mostly in weight. I can't detect smoothness difference between the sprint and classic. I haven't tried the carbon yet, so no comments.

btw,WHAT THE HELL IS THAT lOCHNESS GREEN THINGY IN YOU SIG?
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
No question, Keo Carbons. $125 from probikekit and free shipping.
With that sort of deal I say go for the Carbons. Blingbling. I'm waiting for my classic LOOKs (why do we capitalize this, remind me) to break down so I can go Keo to be cleat-compatible with my brother and at least one pal (roughly same sized bikes) but they're only 2+ years old and going strong.
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I think one should ask what you intend on using the bike for?

If it's for your commuter, I would say go with the sprints. They are cheaper, durable, and you won't cry if you scratch them up from daily rainy riding.

If it's for a fast bike you want to use for club rides or racing, then I would definitely go for the carbons. I have two sets of Keo cro-mo carbons, and love them. But, I use cheap Nashbar Ventouxs for my commuter.
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Originally Posted by samsation7
btw,WHAT THE HELL IS THAT lOCHNESS GREEN THINGY IN YOU SIG?
It's my minion.



Thanks everyone for all the great advice. We'll see what ends up happening.
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