LOOK KÉO CLASSIC 3 Rating
Guest Tester & Author: Kalden C.
Product Tested: KEO CLASSIC 3
MSRP: check here
Source: Bike Shops, Websites
Supplied by: LOOK
Summary: Great value for a very good pedal.
- Strong Chromoly axle
- Dual composite material body
- Easily adjustable Spring tension
- 400 mm2 surface area (cleat to pedal)
– Light (348 gr/pair w/cleats & screws)
- None Identified
User Review( votes)
LOOK KÉO CLASSIC 3 Review
Hello my name is Kalden. I’m an 11-year-old Southern California bike racer that has been on Speedplay pedals for 3 years. Recently, my coach noticed that my heels were hitting the crank arms. He said it was in part because my Speedplays have too much float. He had a pair of Look KEO CLASSIC 3 that he gave me and asked me to write a review on them.
When I unboxed them, I noticed the pedal was much wider than the Speedplays.
The LOOK Keo Classic 3’s have helped me out because my feet have more support with the wider platform when pedaling. This was really helpful in sprints. But the main reason I like this pedal is because it has less float. I have done some races on this pedal and it solved my problem. I would recommend this pedal to anyone.
I can’t wait to take my next FTP test using my new pedals!
Thank you Kalden and congratulations on your race win using your new pedals! Last Sunday (3/5/17), Kalden entered the Men Junior 9-12 race at CBR Dominguez Hills and won! He told me that his feet felt secure in the pedals which ultimately gave him more power transfer since his feet weren’t slipping around like they used to with the old pedals.
When I was test riding them, I was constantly asked these two questions.
1) How durable is the composite material?
2) Is there a rider weight limit?
So, I contacted LOOK. Here is their reply;
thanks for your interest in LOOK products.
There is no rider weight limit.
We advise only the rider weighing more 100 kg (220.5 lbs.) to check regularly the pedals as well as the users riding a lot.
The bottom line, no weight limits, but check them periodically – as you should do for any pedals.
Kalden also sent me a side-by-side photo of his old Speedplay pedals and new LOOK Kéo pedals. I edited the photo superimposing the Speedplay pedals over the LOOK pedals. I did this for a reason.
In their advertising, Speedplay claims that they have more contact surface area. While this may be true, the one complaint I get from Speedplay users is that their feet don’t seem to have as much stability – i.e., their feet rock back-and-forth.
This is very clear to see with the photo to the right. So even though the LOOK Kéo pedal might have a little less surface contact area, it is wider and larger which means that it actually has more pedalling stability. This was one thing Kalden noticed immediately.
WHAT ELSE MAKES THIS PEDAL STAND OUT?
How about an oversized Chromoly steel axle & miniature ball bearings (12 mm inside x 18 mm outside) and a needle bearing cartridge, all for improved wear resistance. Look also has a new method of fitting the spindle into the pedal body to also ensure prolonged reliability
• A great entry-level/sport road pedal
• Lightweight – 140g (pedal only)
• Comes with Gray Keo Grip cleats with 4.5° of angular float, hardware
• Strong Chromoly axle, 9/16” X 20 mm
• Dual material composite body. Light, stiff, and strong. Also, has a textured center surface that prevents the shoes from slipping
• Inboard bearing is a sealed cartridge type. Needle bearing in the center
• Low 15.7mm (0.618”) pedal stack height
• Adjustable spring tension (8 to 12 Nm)
• 400 mm² contact surface area
• Full 2-year warranty
I have always enjoyed bicycling and, through a series of coincidences, became a Bicycle Industry Consultant and Product Tester. I test prototype products for companies and have published only off the shelf production products on biketestreviews.com.