The new KEO BLADE CARBON TI is the result of both the technical heritage of LOOK in automatic pedals as well as their industry leading manufacturing knowledge of carbon.
The Keo Blade is a mechanically revolutionary new pedal that changes the way clipless pedals feel and perform. The innovation of this pedal is driven by safety, lightness, comfort, efficiency and reliability.
The concept: a carbon leaf spring (blade) replaces the traditional wound wire cleat retention spring.
POSITIVE CLEAT ENGAGEMENT AND DISENGAGEMENT: The new concept of the Keo Blade Carbon Ti is based on a carbon blade spring, which provides a 30% higher linear spring tension feel than the 2009 Keo Carbon. The result is a more positive spring rate feeling, allowing a more distinct entry and release.
These advantages make the pedal very secure, allowing the removal of the spring tension adjustment. However to satisfy all cyclists, 2 different spring tension blades are available for the Keo Blade Ti: 12Nm, which will suit most cyclists, and 16Nm for racers seeking even higher tension.
VERY LIGHT WEIGHT(95g): The use of the Blade concept, combined with a new material injected with longer carbon fibres allows us to maintain a weight of 95g, while still improving its strength and durability. This new material blend uses carbon fibres of over 10mm in length, where previous bodies were limited to only 1mm to 2mm.
WIDE PLATFORM AND LARGER PLATFORM SURFACE AREA: For an even more efficient pedal and greater stability, the Keo Blade Carbon has a pedal platform that is 31% larger in surface area, and more importantly, 17 % wider than a Keo Carbon. To further improve power transmission and to extend the pedal's service life, the platform now features an over-moulded stainless steel plate in the body of the pedal.
EXTREMELY RELIABLE: Special attention was paid to reliability: very durable body, bi-injected lever, a new STAINLESS STEEL platform area, a new oversized axle and triple bearings make this pedal an extremely safe and durable pedal. Bi-injected lever : the lever's two materials have very specific roles: one brings an excellent mechanical behaviour, while the other reduces cleat friction.
KEO BLADE CARBON Ti AXLE PROFILE: The new oversized Keo Blade Carbon Ti axle maintains a minimum overall stack height. It is composed of 2 miniature roller bearings (12 mm interior x 18 mm exterior) and a needle bearing. LOOK axles are only validated for production after a rotational test of 1 million cycles at 100 rpm, with a load of 90kg on the centre of the pedal, as well as an off-centre rotation (which creates a shock at each rotation). This test is more stringent than the most demanding standard currently enforced: EN1047Bl.
Dual seals ensure a very long service life of the roller bearings.