Innovation is at the centre of the strategy of the LOOK brand. More than 169 patents were registered by Look Cycle International between 1998 and 2009, to maintain its place of leader on the very upper range, it is imperative to innovate continually…
In 2009, the INPI awarded LOOK with the Trophy of the most innovating company of the year.
Look carbon pedals, adjustable and ultra lightweight, have already won several international prises for design and innovation, of which the last in date the prestigious IF 2010 design prise rewarding our new model, the Keo Blade.
Objective: More speed
The evolution of LOOK's revolution.
The design progression that created the Keo Blade is the result of decades of pedal R&D. Every aspect of what is important in pedal design was considered for the development of the Keo Blade; comfort, efficiency, weight, reliability and safety.
The Keo Blade incorporates a completely redesigned cleat retention system. Instead of a traditional double spring to retain the cleat, the Keo Blade employes a single carbon fiber blade that works in compression secure the cleat. The advantages are; retention of the cleat is improved, clipping in and out of the pedal is smoother and easier. The carbon fiber retention blade has a smoother transitional release arc than a spring.
The cleat platform provides 31% more cleat support the cleat than a Keo Carbon pedal. Additionally, the stainless steel platform significantly reduces pedal wear at the cleat contact point on the pedal body. The stainless surface also provides a better surface for cleat contact than the composite carbon body. Tne KEO BLADE pedal does not require tension adjustment. The KEO Blade is available in two different tension models. The #12, which offers retention resistance for most cyclists and the #16 for cyclists demanding a higher cleat retention.
Keo axles have been completely redesigned for strength and reliability. The new axles are oversized and triple sealed providing a new level of stiffness and wear. Triple seals keep the bearings tidy to improve pedal wear and longevity. Keo Blade is available with a TI oversized axle. Each axle is shock and fatigue tested. Axles are approved after a rotational test of a million eccentric (which creates the shock each revolution) cycles at 100 rpm loaded with 90kg loaded on the center of the axle. This is well above the required EN14781 test of 100,000 cycles at 65kg centered on the axle.
KEO 2 MAX
Maximum power and reliability.