Home > Bike Types > Road Bike

Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic spins faster, longer with new bearings

6
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

In the world of professional cycling, sometimes seconds or single watts count. So if you’re someone like Team AG2R La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet, you might be pretty excited to help Look launch a new pedal during stage 7 of Paris-Nice. That new pedal is the Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic.

Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic spins faster, longer with new bearings Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic spins faster, longer with new bearings

The Ceramic in the name of course refers to the addition of ceramic bearings – something Look calls a first for one of their production pedals. The switch to ceramic results in a supposed reduction of friction by 18% and 4-6x increase in bearing life. Granted these claims are based off Look’s testing, not necessarily real world use.

Bearings are protected from the elements with IPX7 submersion and IPX6 water jet ratings, with double sealed spindles.

On the outside, the pedals are similar to other Keo Blades with 700mm² of cleat to pedal surface area, and adjustable tension via replaceable carbon blades available in 12, 16, and 20Nm tensions – 12 and 16 are included with the pedals.

Weighing at 110g each, the pedals have a 14.8mm stack height, and sell for €189.90 with a chromoly spindle. Available now.

lookcycle.com

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
hobbanero1970
hobbanero1970
3 years ago

will they hang properly so you can get into them easily?

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  hobbanero1970

Not the first time I read this… few weeks ago I looked the picture of my 3 bikes, and out of 150+ pictures, only in 1 occasion the pedal was not naturally in a “vertical” position…
Now if friction is reduced, then the pedal will more naturally flip.

Darcy
Darcy
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

The reason why Look pedals don’t always hang is because of the way weight is distributed. In a Shimano pedal all the weight is in the rear of the pedal, hence why they hang better.

Mic
Mic
3 years ago

Fancy ceramic bearings and only chromoly spindle?!?!?! Wtf

Robin
Robin
3 years ago
Reply to  Mic

Does the chromoly spindle suffer some performance disadvantage?

Mic
Mic
3 years ago
Reply to  Robin

Weighs more, it’s like going to 9 instead of all the way to 10 on your fanciest pedal,

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.