Look Cycle Keo Blade 2 CR Pedals $339.99
Wider, lighter, shorter.
The Look Keo Blade 2 CR is the next in line to the Keo Blade 2 TI, and it benefits from all the innovations and technologies developed through the years for the Blade series. The Keo Blade 2 CR has been optimized for more power, more stability, and even better aerodynamics than its predecessor.
Look's Keo Blade 2 CR's design is based on the new wide Carbon blade, which gives you a 17% wider body for an ultra-stable platform for your feet. Even though the pedals are wide, 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 chromoly spindle. This brings your cleat closer to the pedal, which minimizes power lost in the transfer from your feet to the drivetrain. The stack height of the Keo Blade 2 CR 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 pedals is the "blade." This piece of carbon in this innovative design was 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. And, although it may seem like a pedal doesn't make that much of a difference when faced with a headwind, for those of you who race against a clock, you know that every second counts.
The Look Keo Blade 2 CR Pedals are available in three spring tensions: 12Nm, 16Nm, and 20Nm.
Reviews & Community
Solid Pedal - Once you're in...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I use these on my Specialized Tarmac Expert and before I was using Look Keo Max which are now on my commuter bicycle.
I really like my Keo Max pedals, I purchased a new bike so new pedals seemed right.
The Blade 2's look amazing. The engagement is a bit different, but easy to get used to. The clip-in sound is loud and sounds very solid. It's pretty cool.
The pedals are pretty light and balanced, which is great, but also leads to their only flaw. They don't spin freely once they are disengaged.
Keo Max pedals have a spring with weight at the rear so the pedal spins and rests at nearly the same position after each release. The Blade 2's are never in the same position and after a month of riding I still find myself looking down at intersections to clip-in at times.