chris anker sorenson fortuned-vital concept pro cycling team look road bike

Team Fortuneo-Vital Concepts is the new name for Bretagne-Séché, which we saw at the Tour de France last year where they were riding prototype Look TT bikes and next generation Zed one-piece carbon cranks. This year, they’ve got that new name and some new Keo Power powermeter pedals, special edition tires and more…

chris anker sorenson fortuned-vital concept pro cycling team look road bike

The bike with the new power meter pedals belongs to Chris Anker Sorenson, who is apparently the Denmark Champion.

chris anker sorenson fortuned-vital concept pro cycling team look road bike

And who apparently dislikes the brake cable rubbing against his inner thigh as much as we do.

chris anker sorenson fortuned-vital concept pro cycling team look road bike

To mount their numbers, they use a simple metal bracket sandwiched between the rear brake and the frame.

prototype look keo power powermeter pedals with ant-plus for garmin cycling computers

These prototype Keo Power pedals use an external pod and plug into the spindle like the current version, but these did without a zip tie to secure them to the crank arm. The key difference, from what two of their team people told us, was that it does not transmit via Bluetooth. That’s the transmission protocol of choice for Polar, who partnered with Look on the first generation power pedals. Without that, it means ANT+, and they said it sends power data to Garmin cycling computers.

prototype look keo power powermeter pedals with ant-plus for garmin cycling computers

These were fairly rough looking pods, suggesting they’re still in early testing, but we’re happy to see them expanding to include ANT+ transmission. While we like the current version, the market potential is quite limited by only transmitting in Bluetooth.

prototype look keo power powermeter pedals with ant-plus for garmin cycling computers

steven tronet fortuned-vital concept pro cycling team look road bike

Also on the team is the Champion of France, Steven Tronet…

prototype look keo power powermeter pedals with ant-plus for garmin cycling computers

Who was not running the power meter pedals. He, along with Chris, were both using Challenge Strada Special Edition tubulars.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Even with Ant+ I think the Keo Power pedals are going to be a tough sell, especially given their price relative to other power meter options on the market.

  2. Hey mudrock those cranks are ZED2 not the last generation ZED3 so i bet they saw some huge mileage under a national champion bike. Moreover if your shoes are rubbing on any carbon and you don’t protect it with clear protect il will wore out quickly.

  3. Considering how many power-meters there are now compared to head-units it would be nice
    If the polar computers would work with Ant+ units. There is defiantly more room in that segment.

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