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Look Keo Sprint Pedals

Old 05-02-07, 10:40 AM
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Look Keo Sprint Pedals

I have an old pair of Look Pedals. I think the model is something like P198. They are fine for me as I don't race anymore but the right pedal makes a clicking noise on the down stroke. Can't stand noise. I opened it up and put a bunch of grease into it and it stopped the noise for a while but it's back. So I'm thinking I need a new set of pedals. These Looks have been reliable as I've had them for 15 years, so I figure another pair of Looks is the way to go. Has anyone got the new Keo Sprint model. Are they fine for fitness riding and out of the saddle intervals?
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Old 05-02-07, 10:43 AM
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you may want to check this thread:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/ph...&highlight=keo

I'm not a fan of plastic cleats, there are better designs.
 
Old 05-02-07, 10:58 AM
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I just set them up coming from SPDs. I'm loving them so far. The plastic cleats do bug me a bit, in that they will wear pretty quickly if you walk on them. Still, if I have to replace even once a year, not enough of a deal killer to trade up to something else.
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Old 05-02-07, 11:01 AM
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I switched from am AL body Look Delta cleat to the Sprints. As far as functionality goes, I find they are a bit easier to click into than the Deltas.

As for durability, they seem to hold up pretty well--not my opinion, but a consistent opinion across the forum.

As for the spindle breakage issue in the thread mentioned, that is indepependent of the body material, and seems to be fairly infrequent. Overall assessment is they are a good deal, especially if you can snag 'em cheap at PBK.
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Old 05-02-07, 11:06 AM
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I have 2 pair of keo sprints that I race and train on. So far so good.
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Old 05-02-07, 11:17 AM
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I have been using them for a week, and love them. Wish you could click in on both sides though, I miss that. Overall, great pedals! (FYI - heard that the red fades into a bright pink over time, but can't confirm.)
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Old 05-02-07, 11:27 AM
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Only complain is without the cleat covers, very slippery to walk on. Otherwise, good pedals. I have Keo Carbon and Sprint. Both have been good.
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I've had 'em for a year. I ride about 10,000 miles per year (on track for a little more this year) and in a city so I'm constantly clipping in and out. Also, I race with them.

1) I'm on my second pair of cleats, and they will probably last until mid-summer, but I use cleat covers religiously because they are slippery.
2) The painted logos will last about a week before rubbing off.
3) The pedal body is just starting to wear out a bit by the plastic clip above the spring mechanism and the Teflon pad.

Bottom line, they're durable and will be fine for rec riding like you are doing. PBK has them for 83 bucks too.
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Old 05-02-07, 12:03 PM
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Been using my Sprints since last year, switched from another Look pedal (959?). No issues with them other than they are super slippery without the covers. It would be nice if they were flippable but they aren't.
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I had KEOs on both of my bikes until recently. I kept breaking the cleats, even when they were practically new. I switched to the new Shimano 6620 Ultegra pedals and love them. The wider platform is really nice and the rubber pads on the bottom of the cleats make a world of difference. Ive walked in these things without covers, etc for the past few weeks and the cleats still look almost new. The Looks start getting chewed up after 1 ride of putting your foot down on stops.

KEO pedals are great. KEO cleats kind of suck.
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Which makes me wonder, given the number of complaints about the cleats, why Look doesn't offer a more durable version. I really like the pedals (have em on both bikes) but the cleats are definitely getting scuffed up big time, even though I do very little walking in them.
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Old 05-02-07, 02:34 PM
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What's PBK?
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Keo's are the real deal... if you're pricing them in your LBS, try checking eBay... for what Sprints cost in the LBS, you can get some Carbons off eBay...
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Originally Posted by BobD
What's PBK?
http://www.probikekit.com/

edit: http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A8052

Change the currency in the top left corner of the homepage and it will show everything in USD. They charge $10 shipping from the UK per order.
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The Ebay deals are just about as good as PBK these days. If you dont want to wait on shipping and avoid the customs hassles, there are some good US sellers on the KEOs that are within like $10 of PBK.
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Newbie Pedal Question

I'm a mountain biker getting into road cycling and want to get some opinions on pedal/shoe combos. I was thinking some sort of Look KEO pedals and a moderately priced pair of SIDI shoes. Does anyone have any advice? I appreciate your help!
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Old 05-02-07, 09:35 PM
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the keo sprints are on sale at pbk for 63 i believe.. very good deal.. ive been using the red ones for awhile and i love them. easy to click into and have a large platform.. I recommend them.
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