LOOK Pedals KéO Blade Carbon 2023
The new KEO BLADE CARBON is designed to win and improves the experience with blade technology in clipless pedals. This new version is the result of many years of technical development experience and constant improvements resulting from daily contact with the greatest cycling champions. As with its predecessor, the click mechanism of the KéO Blade pedals does not require a spiral spring. The tension for clicking in and out is only generated by a carbon leaf spring. This enables a more defined exit from the pedal and a significantly faster release of the foot at the end of the exit. In order to satisfy the demands of all drivers, the KéO Blade is available with 3 different release forces with 8 or 12 Nm release force. The 8Nm version will suffice for most riders, while 12Nm is suitable for powerful riders and sprinters looking for an extra firm grip in the pedal. Look recommends starting with 8 Nm to gain experience and, if necessary, to switch to a harder variant. Thanks to a special tool, the leaf spring can be exchanged to change the release hardness.
Thanks to the perfect integration of the carbon leaf spring, the Blade is the most aerodynamic pedal on the market. 2 channels on the sides also support the optimal air flow. Compared to the previous version, Look has optimized the contact surface of the pedal plate on the stainless steel surface of the pedal. With a contact area of 700 mm², the contact area has almost doubled. Nevertheless, the weight of the pedals could be pushed further down by a slimmer axle line and a lower step height.
The double seals and extensive material tests of the axle n, which far exceed the applicable standards, guarantee a long service life.
Area of intended use : road bike/triathlon/time trial
Material pedal axle: Chromoly+ steel
Material pedal body: carbon
Contact surface material: stainless steel
Size contact area: 700 mm²
Bearing: 1x ball bearing, 1x needle bearing
Freedom of movement: depending on the cleats 0°, 4.5° (included) or 9°
Release hardness: carbon spring mounted for 8 Nm + additional 12 Nm spring plates (included)
Release angle: not specified
Q Factor: 53mm
Compatibility: Look/SPD-SL sole standard
Weight limit: 100 kg
Weight according to the manufacturer: 220g
Weight weighed: 232g
Scope of delivery:
- 1 pair of LOOK KéO Blade Carbon pedals
- 2 pairs of spring plates (8 Nm, 12 Nm)
- 1 pair of cleats + screws