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Look's Keo Grip Cleats function the same as the older Keo cleats once they're engaged in a Look Keo or Keo 2 pedal. It's what they do the rest of the time that is so different. Look has done a great job at re-imagining their cleat, seeing what others have done, seeing what they could do better, and executing that vision.
The two things everyone will point to are the non-skid rubber pads underneath the "toe" and "heel" portions of the cleats. While those pads are pretty nice, and they do a good job of making walking easier and adding durability to the cleats. It's the center pad and what's underneath it that we're excited about.
The center pad is no big deal on its own; it sits atop the center of the pedal and should reduce lateral slop on the cleat/pedal interface. It is the memory clip underneath that we groove on. The memory clip makes it easy to replace cleats. This clip sits hidden underneath the cleat but it is locked into place in that fourth groove that many new shoes come with. You can find it on at least the following shoes: Bontrager, Sidi, high end Cannondale, and carbon soled Chain, Diadora, DMT, Gaerne, Northwave shoes.
There are three float options for the cleats, fixed aka zero float (Black) cleats, 4.5-degrees float (Grey) cleats, and 9-degrees of float (Red) cleats. Look pedals come standard with the Grey cleats. All three cleats come with 4mm of lateral adjustment and 9mm of longitudinal adjustment.
The Keo Grip Cleat replacement kit comes with two cleats, six 5x11mm screws, and six rectangular washers. The memory clip is in the cleat. The claimed weight on a pair of Look Keo Grip Cleats is 68g including screws and washers.
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Having never used cleats befor do you need...
Having never used cleats befor do you need to change pedals / do you need to have shoes to match cleats / do you need to have cleats for shoes as you can see I am a new at this
If you are making the switch from flat pedals to clipless pedals, you will need to make a full package jump. You'll need shoes that work with the particular pedal you choose (typically either 2 screw MTB cleats, or 3 screw Road cleats). The pedals come with cleats, so you with shoes and pedals you should be set. Please give us a call or chat in and we can narrow down choices and answer technical questions more fully.
How do you decide what degree to use?
How do you decide what degree to use?
"Float" is how much your foot can move around before the pedal unclips from your shoe... This is a matter of preferences, but honestly it's also a matter of conditioning: you'll simply learn where the edge of the float is.
I think you'll find that most recreational riders use 5 degrees of float... and that's what I'd recommend.
Takes the S out of slip :)
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Have been using Look pedals for years now. So glad they came out with this cleat! They work great - and as simply stated = no slip :) When coming to stops, taking your foot out of the pedal and bracing your foot to slow down - if you are still moving a little (as we all are) the standard Look cleats will slip out from under you, yikes. Can you say 'do the splits?'! So that said, these are a great upgrade for any Look pedal user. Same wear as the standard cleats; simply put - safer and well made. Additionally, these come with a small clip that fits snugly into the belly of the cleat; most of my friends do not know what this is for. It is specifically designed to work with Sidi Shoes. When installing these on a Sidi Shoe, there is a small phillips head screw that secures this little tab in place to the shoe - securely attaching the tab ( see Competitive's Sidi Shoe description, you can see the sole of the Sidi shoe, and the center channel where this attaches). This tab works awesome; because once you get your cleat position perfect; tighten this and leave it. So next time you change your cleats, you just place them over this tab, and whalah - perfectly in place without any tweaking! * see attached photo. So, take the risk out of slipping and taking out a riding buddy at a stop domino-style; or making a pit stop for a nature call and sliding out in over-sprayed whizz :) Get these, they are a necessity :)
Matched the grey cleats with my Look Keo 2 Max pedals and love the system. Put 1,000 on the cleats/pedals and have been very happy. LIke the added grippiness of the cleat for stops at the local cafe. Haven't had any issues with noise or squeaking like I had on my previous Look pedals that were 10 years old. Probably should replace these at the end of every season.
...no slip but squeaky
tried these in the red version because it seemed a good idea/improvement (better grip and less wear) over the regular version keos but they squeak annoyingly when there is a little water/moisture present between the cleat and the pedal contact area. Going back to the regular version keo because of this issue and plus they cost more than the regular version keo.
Write your question here...what does degree...
Write your question here...what does degree float mean
Float is how much movement the pedal is allowed. In other words, a pedal with 9 degrees of float, will be allowed to move 4.5 degrees from center, in either direction.
Float helps people with bad knees, or foot alignment, since it allows the foot to "float" on the pedal a little bit.
Red and White Version is Better
The grip on these is indeed great and they'll probably last longer than the red & white version but the feel is off and they're squeaky. The white resin material gives a much much better feel in the pedal. I've got 250 miles on the red grip cleat and I'm gong back to the standard red & white keo.
Best cleat on the market
The Look Keo pedal and the non-skid cleat are an exceptional combination. The Keo cleats are stiff and strong and have a very low profile that looks a lot less goofy off the bike than a spd-sl. If you already have a Keo pedal and don't use the non-skid cleat yet give it a try. When you get off your bike with jello legs the last thing you need to worry about is sliding on the floor on the way to your barstool. Use the Keo cleat covers if you walk at distance because the grips on the cleat do wear fast on concrete.