Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Have Keo Grip cleats replaced the originals?

Notices
Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

Have Keo Grip cleats replaced the originals?

Old 03-21-10, 11:29 PM
  #1  
elemental
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
elemental's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Have Keo Grip cleats replaced the originals?

I have been a happy Keo user as long as I've been clipless on the road, and I've even found myself defending Look pedals in a thread or two of late. My Keo Sprints have never been a problem, and I'll be the first to admit I abuse my cleats to no end (at something like $14 from PBK why baby them?). I recently took a look at the cleats I have mounted now, and realized they are so destroyed I can't believe they still work at all (and I hadn't even noticed a performance issue). "No problem," I thought, "I'll just order another $14 set from PBK."

But they're gone.

I can find the new grip cleats all over, but what little original cleats are left look like they're closeouts, and the more I read about these grip cleats, the more terrible they sound. Am I being forced to eat the BF crow as Look replaces what I thought was a great product with an inferior one? Am I doomed to choose between silly grip cleats and Keo knockoff cleats (which, in some cases, cost more than I payed for the originals)? Or am I overreacting and are both cleat types still available?
elemental is offline  
Old 03-21-10, 11:54 PM
  #2  
Hunt-man
Tete de Couch
 
Hunt-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: West Linn OR
Posts: 1,488

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://brecktrips.com/lookkeocleats-...greefloat.aspx

Will these work?

I ordered 3 pair. Seemed like a good deal.
Hunt-man is offline  
Old 03-21-10, 11:59 PM
  #3  
alpha_bravo
Mr. Sparkle
 
alpha_bravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 534

Bikes: 08 Specialized Allez Elite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
As far as I know both types are still available. The Bi-matieral cleats can be had at Jenson USA for $20.
alpha_bravo is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 12:07 AM
  #4  
deep_sky
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 1,257

Bikes: 2012 Scott CR1 Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Still made like crap, either way. I've learned to put up with it, unless I want to go to speedplays to get the float I need *sigh*
deep_sky is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 12:45 AM
  #5  
elemental
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
elemental's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Hunt-man
https://brecktrips.com/lookkeocleats-...greefloat.aspx

Will these work?

I ordered 3 pair. Seemed like a good deal.
Whoa.

Did it all work out? You know what they say about "too good to be true..."

If it is legitimate, I think I'll order some pairs myself. I'll be stocking up for the Gripocalypse, should it actually come to pass.
elemental is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 02:12 AM
  #6  
CrimsonKarter21
Mitcholo
 
CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
Posts: 8,850

Bikes: 2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think that they're still making the originals. If they stop making the originals I'll probably switch to Shimano. That's how much I hate the grip cleats.
CrimsonKarter21 is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 04:12 AM
  #7  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,508

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1142 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 22 Posts
I hate the grip cleats. The instant they get slightly worn it makes clipping in a pain. I like the originals, which are still made my Look and widely available.
patentcad is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 06:49 AM
  #8  
ckelly49
MANANA.
 
ckelly49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 325

Bikes: '06 Trek 5200

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400002_400048
ckelly49 is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 08:59 AM
  #9  
Hunt-man
Tete de Couch
 
Hunt-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: West Linn OR
Posts: 1,488

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by elemental
Whoa.

Did it all work out? You know what they say about "too good to be true..."

If it is legitimate, I think I'll order some pairs myself. I'll be stocking up for the Gripocalypse, should it actually come to pass.
Well, I rolled the dice yesterday. Got two confirmation emails. Looks legit so far. Their inventory is very clearance oriented, so I think it will be fine. I'll let you know.
Hunt-man is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 09:14 AM
  #10  
nayr497
Senior Member
 
nayr497's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nilbog
Posts: 1,705

Bikes: How'd I get this many?

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have both the originals and the grip cleats on different shoes. I don't find the grip cleats any harder for clipping in and the rubber does make walking on hardwood floors much safer and easier. I haven't really noticed too much of a difference on the bike, but off the bike the grip has some upsides.
nayr497 is offline  
Old 03-22-10, 10:36 AM
  #11  
teterider
On the Move
 
teterider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,219

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Hunt-man
Well, I rolled the dice yesterday. Got two confirmation emails. Looks legit so far. Their inventory is very clearance oriented, so I think it will be fine. I'll let you know.
I just did too with a few sets at that price.
teterider is offline  
Old 03-27-10, 06:24 PM
  #12  
teterider
On the Move
 
teterider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,219

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Update:

I got an email saying the Look Keo cleats were out of stock so I was credited back that amount, and the other 2 small items I ordered were shipped. Well of course I really only made the order because of the $5 clearance Keo cleats (I had ordered 3 sets), and threw in $11 of other stuff just since I was ordering anyway. So in the end I spent like $17 for a couple items I really have no need for and will toss in a box anyway.

This was a bust, although the website is legit.
teterider is offline  
Old 03-27-10, 06:44 PM
  #13  
elemental
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
elemental's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by teterider
Update:

I got an email saying the Look Keo cleats were out of stock so I was credited back that amount, and the other 2 small items I ordered were shipped. Well of course I really only made the order because of the $5 clearance Keo cleats (I had ordered 3 sets), and threw in $11 of other stuff just since I was ordering anyway. So in the end I spent like $17 for a couple items I really have no need for and will toss in a box anyway.

This was a bust, although the website is legit.
Lame. Well, thanks for keeping me updated guys. The $15-20 they usually go for won't kill me.
elemental is offline  
Old 03-27-10, 08:10 PM
  #14  
roadiejorge 
stole your bike
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4201 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
They still make the originals and I doubt they'll discontinue them so keep trying; I see them in most bike shops I go to so check yours as well. I like the Grip when i commute because I often have to unclip and need to walk a bit when I get to the building I work in, and while the cleat covers work fine as well I prefer the Grip because I don't have to put anything on or remove anything.
__________________
I like pie
roadiejorge is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Samuel D
Road Cycling
5
11-27-17 12:48 PM
Ironfish653
General Cycling Discussion
4
06-24-17 05:11 PM
Jixr
Bicycle Mechanics
2
04-04-17 05:19 AM
gregjones
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
9
05-05-13 05:32 PM
FPSDavid
Road Cycling
13
03-13-12 05:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.