Look Cycle Keo Blade 2 TI Pedals - Road Bike Shop
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Look Cycle Keo Blade 2 TI Pedals
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The Look Keo Blade 2 TI Pedals are an extension of the same innovations found in the original Keo Blade Carbon. They feature a wide body and reliable cleat retention system, but they save you 40 grams per pair with the incorporation of a titanium spindle. Look's Keo Blade 2 TI's design is based on the new wide carbon central blade, which gives you a 17% wider body than the original Keo for a more stable platform underfoot. Even though the pedals are wider overall, the cornering clearance was actually increased due to the widening occurring at the topside of the pedals. To further increase efficiency, the Blade 2 features a reduced stack height by using an oversized Titanium spindle. This brings your cleat closer to the pedal, which minimizes power lost in the transfer from your feet to the drivetrain. Just in case you are concerned about the reliability of the spindle, all Look spindles are approved only after a rotational test of 2 million cycles at 100 rpm, with a load of 90kg and an eccentric rotation. The eccentric rotation replicates a "bump" in the road during each pedal stroke. This is much more abuse than your pedals will ever take on the road. The stack height of the Keo Blade 2 is 13mm. A permanent cleat-stop contact ensures the same contact no matter what angle your foot is pedaling. At the heart of the Blade 2 TI pedals is the new "blade." This piece of carbon has been placed at the center, or "heart," of the pedal. It has been fully integrated into the design. The blade's function is to flex against the retention plate to hold your cleat in place. By placing it the full length of the pedal, your foot is not only held more securely, but the pedal's aerodynamic profile is also enhanced. The Look Keo Blade 2 TI Pedals are available in three spring tensions: 12Nm, 16Nm, and 20Nm. They weigh roughly 248g for the pair (with cleats and hardware).