Look KeO Blade CroMo Bicycle Pedal
The new design of the Kéo Blade Carbon TI pedal is based upon a carbon blade that allows 30% more resistance than a Kéo carbon when the cleat exits the pedal in the moment disengagement. The advantage being that the cyclist feels more secure in the pedal and it eliminates the need for a spring tension adjustment bolt. The Kéo Blade Ti is available with two different release resistance blades. Version 12 for the all-around resistance and version 16 for riders desiring more retention. It is possible to change the blades with a special tool made for changing the blades.
The Blade design combined with a new injected long carbon fibers (more than 10mm compared to 1 to 2 mm) permits the creation of a superlight pedal and improves its durability.
For a more efficiency and stability the Blade has a cleat support platform that is 31% larger and 17% wider than a Kéo carbon. A stainless steel platform has been molded into the body which improves power transmission and decreases wear on the pedal platform.
Great detail has been paid to reliability: high resistance body, bi-enjected lever, stainless steel cleat surface, oversized double sealed axle and bearings make the Blade durable and rigid. The cleat retention component is double injected. Each material has a specific purpose. One material provides excellent mechanical strength. The other material interacts specifically with the cleat.
- Double seals
- 2 cartridge ball bearings - 1 needle bearing
- Oversized axle
The new Kéo Blade carbon Ti pedal maintains the height to the pedal platform by using an oversized Ti axle. The system is comprised of 2 small cartridge ball bearings 12mm x 18mm and a cartridge needle bearing. Look 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. Bearings are double sealed to assure long bearing life.
By using a 14mm long axle thread, the new LOOK axle permits adjustment of the Q-Factor by 2mm by adding a specific washer available as a spare part. This allows Q-factor adjustment from 53 to 55mm.