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New Look S-Track MTB Pedals Replaces Quartz

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2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

Look’s new S-Track mountain bike pedals replace the Quartz with an entirely new design.

They use an “S” shaped spring, hence the name, that acts as a torsion bar and claims to provide instant entry and release regardless of conditions.

They come in three models, the base with a composite body and deflectors (142g), the S-Track Race with alloy deflectors and an injected carbon body (145g) and the S-Track Carbon Ti with the injected carbon body and titanium axle.

The deflector sits at the rear of the pedal and guides the cleat over as you slide your foot forward to clip in. Without it, the cleat would try to catch the rear spring.

2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

Inside the oversized body there are two cartridge bearings near the threads and a needle bearing at the outer edge.

2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

The cleats rest on a metal platform with 460 square millimeters of surface area. The sides are recessed a bit to provide clean ace for treads. They come with spacers for increasing the effective cleat height.

2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

An optional cage doubles the surface area but will still let you clip in. It’s available in composite or alloy.

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2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

2013 Look S-Track clueless mountain bike pedals replace Quartz

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Josep Barberà
Josep Barberà
11 years ago

Bonics… nice!!!

Tucker
Tucker
11 years ago

Are those weights correct?! Whats the weight for the ti axle’d model?

Jeff
Jeff
11 years ago

I love the quartz so I am glad to see an update as I thought they where abandoning the MTB market.

Evan
Evan
11 years ago

Where’s the carbon leaf spring?

erik
erik
11 years ago

if you look at the last pic you see why. no need since the rentention hooks are in an S-shape, their torsional flex creates cleat retention

Stuart Lightley
Stuart Lightley
11 years ago

In-pedal Power meter coming soon no doubt, judging by the size & shape of the body!

WG
WG
11 years ago

@Stuart – at this point they could at least hide a multitool there to add functionality! There’s plenty of space inside.

greg
greg
11 years ago

can i get a detailed cleat pic? looks like the cleat has its own pontoons that sit to the sides and rests on the top deck, correct? im wondering what the overall width of the cleat is.

Andy
Andy
11 years ago

Is the cleat any different to the existing Quartz one?

Mindless
Mindless
11 years ago

Nice.

SfattoSlone
11 years ago


the red “pontoons” that you are referring to are inherent to Diadora MTB shoes, its called a Multiped.

Tyler- has anyone seen an availability date? Need new eggbeaters for CX season, but would be interested in trying these out if they’ll hit dealers in the next month or so…

Andrew
Andrew
10 years ago

I just bought two sets to replace my Crank Brothers Eggbeaters and Candy pedals.

My early impressions are very positive. They weigh about the same as CB Eggbeaters.

The S-Track feel much more securely attached to my cleat. They offer great support and the cleat appears to be more rigid than the CB. The construction of the pedal looks better too.

Moreover, I had been developing regular knee pain with the CB pedals. None with the S-Track.

The only drawback has been that they are harder to engage than the CB pedals. Maybe I just need to get used to it or break them in.

I wish they had been available earlier.

Now if they can last longer than a season, they will be on target to best the CB line of shoddily constructed pedals.

Very happy so far.

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