Ride the same pedal as the greatest riders
Designed to win, the new Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic improves the experience associated with the use of blade technology in a clipless pedal. This new version is the result of experience gained during years of development in the heart of our manufacturing facility and to continual improvements made thanks to daily input from the greatest of champions.
Lightweight, aerodynamic, powerful, the new Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic has all the assets to allow you to improve and optimize your performance until victory is yours. It is for these reasons that Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic is the unanimous choice of many champions who have made it a weapon of choice in the conquest of their greatest achievements. The Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic has the best weight / power ratio in its class. Its new design completely integrates the blade for unrivaled aerodynamics.
Every component, every ball is meticulously selected to ensure the highest level of quality and performance. The balls are precisely calibrated one by one by a machine, down to the micrometer. They are then ordered according to size in perfectly-adapted rings, with the result that every bearing has a totally unique structure.
A long lifespan is the main advantage of ceramic bearings. Rounder and harder than traditional balls, they are less sensitive to dust or deposits and guarantee consistent, durable performance. Furthermore, ceramic is not subject to corrosion. These physical properties ensure the bearings have a lifespan 4 to 6 times longer than standard steel bearings.
Reduced friction is the best-known and most characteristic advantage of ceramic bearings. The perfectly circular shape and the hardness of the balls combined with ceramic-specific, optimized greases allows for an 18% reduction of the frictional forces applied to the bearing.
Optimized spindle: more power transfer and reliability
In order to meet the requirements of the most demanding cyclists, the BLADE CARBON pedals are designed to resist the very worst weather conditions. Particular care is given to each component within the axle to ensure optimal lifespan.
The axle is guaranteed waterproof by IPX7 (full immersion) and IPX6 (rotating pedal exposed to water jets) tests. The design of the outer cap and the inside nut have been revised to meet these requirements.
Blade : Lighter – aerodynamic - safer
The use of a carbon blade instead of a conventional metal spring offers numerous advantages:
- The “blade – lever” system is 20% lighter than a standard “spring – lever” system.
- The carbon blade blends fluidly into the shape and volume of the pedal, improving the overall aerodynamic properties of the product.
- The BLADE technology revolutionizes the engagement/ disengagement experience whilst offering firm and secure support. The bowing of the blade when un-clipping means the required disengagement torque is reached more rapidly in the dynamic of the movement, allowing for faster cleat release.
Pedaling experience is also improved thanks to a firmer lateral stop.
The best power to weight ratio
The full extent of the power a cyclist develops is transferred to the bike – and the road – through the pedals. Without going into extensive scientific detail, the larger the contact area, the more efficient the transfer of energy will be. On the other hand, the wider contact area, the more the weight of the pedal increases.
LOOK engineers have worked tirelessly to pinpoint the areas where energy transfer is optimal, in order to finetune design and reduce any unnecessary surfaces. This careful analysis was key to producing a pedal with the best weight-to-contact area ratio on the market today.
Body and blade carbon technology
Using a carbon body lightens the weight of the pedal and provides an additional gain in stiffness for improved power transfer.
blade technology is a major technical innovation in the history of the automatic pedal because of its many benefits: lightweight, Aerodynamic, Ultra-secure when clipping in and out
- Use: Race.
- Body: Carbon.
- Spindle: Chromoly +.
- Threading: 9/16 X 20 mm.
- Bearings: Ceramic.
- Stack height: 14.8 mm.
- Distance pedal spindle / crankarm: 53 mm.
- Platform width: 67 mm.
- Platform surface area: 700 mm².
- Real weight: 232 g (pair).
- Tension: 2 types of composite blades included: both 12 and 16 Nm.
- Accessories included: a pair of Grey Kéo cleats + screws.