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Look Keo Sprint pedal problems

Old 08-04-08, 04:57 PM
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Look Keo Sprint pedal problems

I've moved from SPDs to Keo Sprints with proper road shoes. I have been for a couple of short rides and a couple of 50 milers and can not get the hang of clipping in to these pedals. Sometimes it can take hundreds of yards of fumbling. Does anyone else have this problem with these pedals? I'm seriously thinking of putting them on Ebay and going for Speedplay Zeros.
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Old 08-04-08, 05:05 PM
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yea had same problem when switched from spd-sls to keos. I've found it easier the more i've used them but they definitely are more difficult than spds.
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Old 08-04-08, 05:07 PM
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I've been on Keo Sprints for 4 weeks and I clip in within 1 revolution. Not sure what you spd guys are doing wrong. the pedal starts at roughly 90°, move your shoe against the pedal turning it right side up and at the same time the front end will engage then just put pressure on the back and there you go. Sure I sometimes fumble but usually it's when I'm tired/not feeling comfortable on the bike for whatever reason.
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Old 08-04-08, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by round-the-bend View Post
I'm seriously thinking of putting them on Ebay and going for Speedplay Zeros.
Good idea.
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Old 08-04-08, 05:17 PM
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I started a thread with the same complaint a few days ago, glad it's not just me
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funny, i started a similar thread a week ago. keo's are a little difficult to get used to coming from other pedal systems. they are undoubtedly a good pedal, and worth the effort to overcome the learning curve.

HOWEVER, i got frustrated early and bought speedplay zeros, and they are the mutt's nuts
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
funny, i started a similar thread a week ago. keo's are a little difficult to get used to coming from other pedal systems. they are undoubtedly a good pedal, and worth the effort to overcome the learning curve.

HOWEVER, i got frustrated early and bought speedplay zeros, and they are the mutt's nuts
Bad, or good?
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Old 08-04-08, 06:39 PM
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It is like "the bee's knees" it is a good thing.
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Originally Posted by Szczuldo View Post
move your shoe against the pedal turning it right side up and at the same time the front end will engage
The front end doesn't always engage. It seems the rubber bits on the cleats don't let your foot slide into position. Finding it easier now with more practice, but if you've ridden spd for a while and then the Keos, it isn't always first time, everytime. I use both types of pedals most days on two of my bikes.
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go for shimano, they are much more user friendly and the cleats have little feet on them so you dont wreck the contact points when walking.

oh and also when they say zero float... they mean zero float (unlike campy)
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oh and also when they say zero float... they mean zero float (unlike campy)
If your knees can take it
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Old 08-06-08, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by rjh299 View Post
The front end doesn't always engage. It seems the rubber bits on the cleats don't let your foot slide into position. Finding it easier now with more practice, but if you've ridden spd for a while and then the Keos, it isn't always first time, everytime. I use both types of pedals most days on two of my bikes.
it just takes some getting used to, but those cleats are amazing to walk on. You can always just get the old style cleat which doesn't have rubber grips on the bottom.
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sit in your house on your bike and practice. its really not that hard.
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I have had problems getting into Keos too. Sometimes takes a good bit of fumbling but I usually get it eventually.
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