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Look Keo Blade Boosts Road Pedal Aero, Performance & Adds Fast Spring Swaps

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Look considers the all-new version of the Keo Blade its fastest pedal ever. Their design team addressed many outstanding issues, such as bearing life, pedal balance for clipping in, and even made the design slightly more aerodynamic. 

2024’s new Look Keo Blade road pedal

Look Keo Blade rider photos

What is the Look Keo Blade?

The Look Keo pedal is a staple of the World Tour and the local cafe ride. In 2011, Look’s carbon spring ‘Blade’ version took the Keo design and swapped its metal mechanism for a large, lightweight carbon spring. The unique design reduces the overall pedal weight by nearly 20% – compared to those traditional metal sprung Keo pedals.

What’s New? 

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Developed and tested over three years in collaboration with World Tour riders who were working closely with the Look design team, the new Keo Blade is the company’s most well-rounded Keo Blade pedal design.

Look Keo Blade action

The updated design offers high-end performance and valuable improvements. The weight didn’t change much, but clipping in and serviceability certainly did.  

Look Keo Blade Updates 

Updated Aero Profile: Look has re-imagined the pedal’s aerodynamic body profile. The design team reshaped a lower frontal surface area, and an all-new leading-edge aerodynamic profile. These updated aero designs work together to reduce drag, saving 2% over the previous Keo Blade design.

Larger Contact Pad: The new Look Keo Blade now boasts a contact area of 705mm²  (at 64mm wide), ample for a pedal weighing just 95g (claimed, per pedal). That#s 5mm² more contact area than the previous version. The larger platform hopes to eliminate hot spots further, especially in thin/stiff carbon shoe designs. And it offer riders increased pedaling stability.

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Easier to Clip-in: The new Keo Blade has a 60% easier clip-in rotation due to an improved weight balance vs. the previous generation. This new balance gives riders more confidence clipping in and staying in the pedal, no matter the spring tension.

Durability and Reliability: The latest design also incorporates a new spindle design, updated internal and external dual-sealed bearings, and reformulated long-lifespan water-resistant grease. The imporved water-resistant design allows for (gentle) jet wash cleaning by mechanics without worrying about blowing through the team’s pedal reserves.

Look also updated the pedals’ contact area, from alloy to high-grade stainless steel. Plus, the newly strengthened body design means 200% higher robustness and impact resistance.

We reached out to the Look design team for clarification they explained: “The contact surface has indeed been updated; however, it was already made of stainless steel. The update involves dividing the contact plate into three parts instead of a single piece. This modification improves flatness, preventing unwanted rocking movement and ensuring better pedaling stability.”

Easy ‘Blade Swap’: Riders can also now switch their Blades out in under one minute for their preferred tension (available in multiple tensions from 8-20). Or to just replace the spring for a new same-stiffness one, to keep the pedals feeling brand new.

Look Keo Blade – Pricing & Model options

Look Keo Blade:

  • Body – Carbon
  • Cleat – Keo Grip
  • Axle – Chromo +
  • Bearing – Steel
  • Retention – 08 – Comp
  • Contact Surface – 705mm² 
  • Q-Factor – 53mm
  • Total Stack – 14.8mm (Pedal 8.5mm + Cleat 6.3mm)
  • Weight – 115g
  • MSRP – 145€ / $174 / £140

Keo Blade Ceramic:

  • Body – Carbon
  • Cleat – Keo Grip
  • Axle – Chromo +
  • Bearing – Ceramic
  • Retention – 12 – Carbon
  • Contact Surface – 705mm² 
  • Q-Factor – 53mm
  • Total Stack – 14.8mm (Pedal 8.5mm + Cleat 6.3mm)
  • Weight – 115g
  • MSRP – 210€ / $252 / £200

Keo Blade Ceramic Ti:

  • Body – Carbon
  • Cleat – Keo Grip
  • Axle – Titanium
  • Bearing – Ceramic
  • Retention – 16 – Carbon
  • Contact Surface – 705mm² 
  • Q-Factor – 53mm
  • Total Stack – 14.8mm (Pedal 8.5mm + Cleat 6.3mm)
  • Weight – 95g
  • MSRP – 310€ / $389 / £300

New Keo Blade Availability

Look Keo Blade pair ti

The new Look Keo Blades should be available at a shop near you in February 2024. As we test the new Keo Blade, look for a full review and updated photos. 

Lookcycle.com

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SteveT
SteveT
27 days ago

The marketing brochure guys were apparently working OT on this one. “Look also updated the pedals’ contact area, from alloy to high-grade stainless steel.” Ummmmm, newsflash – stainless steel is an alloy. 🙂

Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
27 days ago
Reply to  SteveT

Every time someone says alloy they mean aluminum. No need to ACKKKTUALLY them.

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