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Look Cycle Keo Grip Road Cleat

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Look's Keo Grip Cleats function the same as the older Keo cleats once they're engaged in a Look Keo or Keo 2 pedal. It's what they do the rest of the time that is so different. Look has done a great job at re-imagining their cleat, seeing what others have done, seeing what they could do better, and executing that vision.

The two things everyone will point to are the non-skid rubber pads underneath the "toe" and "heel" portions of the cleats. While those pads are pretty nice, and they do a good job of making walking easier and adding durability to the cleats. It's the center pad and what's underneath it that we're excited about.

The center pad is no big deal on its own; it sits atop the center of the pedal and should reduce lateral slop on the cleat/pedal interface. It is the memory clip underneath that we groove on. The memory clip makes it easy to replace cleats. This clip sits hidden underneath the cleat but it is locked into place in that fourth groove that many new shoes come with. You can find it on at least the following shoes: Bontrager, Sidi, high end Cannondale, and carbon soled Chain, Diadora, DMT, Gaerne, Northwave shoes.

There are three float options for the cleats, fixed aka zero float (Black) cleats, 4.5-degrees float (Grey) cleats, and 9-degrees of float (Red) cleats. Look pedals come standard with the Grey cleats. All three cleats come with 4mm of lateral adjustment and 9mm of longitudinal adjustment.

The Keo Grip Cleat replacement kit comes with two cleats, six 5x11mm screws, and six rectangular washers. The memory clip is in the cleat. The claimed weight on a pair of Look Keo Grip Cleats is 68g including screws and washers.

  • Plastic
  • 0-, 4.5-, and 9-degree float
  • Lateral and longitudinal adjustment
  • Memory clip
  • Non-slip rubber pads
  • Compatible with Look Keo pedals

Tech Specs

0°, 4.5°, 9 °
Look Keo pedals
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Avg. ride time: 6h 18m per week
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Keo grip and non-grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used both the grip and non-grip Keo's for several years. I switched to the non grip or bi-material because they do not squeak for me. The grip ones were ok for a few months and then started to squeak horribly. Would have to lube contact plate weekly. Switched to the bi-material (non grip) and no more squeaks and no more lube required. And if you are a bit careful, they don't slip too badly. Have cleat covers handy for longer stops or actual walking but stopping at lights, just put the back of your foot down first. So for me the grip cleats wear out fast. The non-grip are better but still wear out faster than I'd like but I suppose once a year isn't bad.

Don't Slip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love my Keo pedals and these cleats are much better than the versions without the grip- you don't realize what you have until its gone- or you're on your ass cause you slipped. The grey cleats are the default cleat of what comes with pedals and they continue to work well for me so I'm not going to mess anything up. I usually replace my cleats once or twice a year depending on how quickly they wear- old cleats can cause knee problems so replace then sooner than later!

Longtime Keo user

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Heres my take on color and grip no grip:

Black, no float is great feeling if you'e dialed in, have no knee pain and can adjust your cleat angle well. Very direct, easier to clip in/out etc. But if you don't get it just right, they can lead to knee pain. As a result, I ride grey and give up a slight bit of that direct feel for a bit of float and eliminate the chance of knee mis alignment. The red float is overkill in my book, don't see why you need 9'.
The grip version is great, much more secure when walking, until the grip pad falls off and your cleat is too loose in pedal. In spite of this problem, I still prefer the grip version, and replace more frequently if pad falls off. I unclip w my left, that cleat is usually worn and loose while right still looks like new. Often Im changing just the one cleat, going through two on left before right is worn. Change your cleats each season, new cleats are a great feel!

Longer lifespan for your cleats

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for the hubs. Here’s his review:

The Look Keo Grip is really the way to go. I’ve spent more than my fair share of time purchasing the non-grip cleats (because I’m too lazy to get on-top of online preordering). The non-grips work well, but you do slip, obviously, and they wear extremely fast due to ground contact and stepping patterns. The grips remove most excess wearing from the cleat so they last longer. With grips, you’ll need to practice fast clip-ins if you are concerned about race holeshots since they do sometimes catch in the pedal snaps, but it’s not a heavily noticed issue.

Avg. ride time: 27m per week
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Helps with removing play

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've fitted lots of people and these definitely help with the amount of "play" you can develop with the non gripper cleats. Yes these cleats wear out and develop play but they do a far better job than most at eliminating excess. All in all a solid buy.

Warning: The grip can get loose

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Be careful of the grip version of Look cleats. I have had the grip come loose with time. The little piece of rubber then interfered with me clipping back into the pedals (quite frustrating). This happened with the toe grip on left cleat which is the grip that is most likely to touch the ground when waiting at a light. Took me a while to figure out why it was happening. Anyway, I went back to regular "no grip" cleats. If you really want to walk in your cleats then I would suggest getting the cleat covers.

I used these cleats for 3 months and the no slip on the bottom of the clip in area came off. I like the no-slip but cannot afford to replace these that frequently!

Having never used cleats befor do you need...

Having never used cleats befor do you need to change pedals / do you need to have shoes to match cleats / do you need to have cleats for shoes as you can see I am a new at this

Best Answer

If you are making the switch from flat pedals to clipless pedals, you will need to make a full package jump. You'll need shoes that work with the particular pedal you choose (typically either 2 screw MTB cleats, or 3 screw Road cleats). The pedals come with cleats, so you with shoes and pedals you should be set. Please give us a call or chat in and we can narrow down choices and answer technical questions more fully.

How do you decide what degree to use?

How do you decide what degree to use?

Best Answer

"Float" is how much your foot can move around before the pedal unclips from your shoe... This is a matter of preferences, but honestly it's also a matter of conditioning: you'll simply learn where the edge of the float is.

I think you'll find that most recreational riders use 5 degrees of float... and that's what I'd recommend.

Takes the S out of slip :)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have been using Look pedals for years now. So glad they came out with this cleat! They work great - and as simply stated = no slip :) When coming to stops, taking your foot out of the pedal and bracing your foot to slow down - if you are still moving a little (as we all are) the standard Look cleats will slip out from under you, yikes. Can you say 'do the splits?'! So that said, these are a great upgrade for any Look pedal user. Same wear as the standard cleats; simply put - safer and well made. Additionally, these come with a small clip that fits snugly into the belly of the cleat; most of my friends do not know what this is for. It is specifically designed to work with Sidi Shoes. When installing these on a Sidi Shoe, there is a small phillips head screw that secures this little tab in place to the shoe - securely attaching the tab ( see Competitive's Sidi Shoe description, you can see the sole of the Sidi shoe, and the center channel where this attaches). This tab works awesome; because once you get your cleat position perfect; tighten this and leave it. So next time you change your cleats, you just place them over this tab, and whalah - perfectly in place without any tweaking! * see attached photo. So, take the risk out of slipping and taking out a riding buddy at a stop domino-style; or making a pit stop for a nature call and sliding out in over-sprayed whizz :) Get these, they are a necessity :)

Takes the S out of slip :)

Great picture Carter : ) Thanks for the helpful post!

What noise?

    Matched the grey cleats with my Look Keo 2 Max pedals and love the system. Put 1,000 on the cleats/pedals and have been very happy. LIke the added grippiness of the cleat for stops at the local cafe. Haven't had any issues with noise or squeaking like I had on my previous Look pedals that were 10 years old. Probably should replace these at the end of every season. slip but squeaky

      tried these in the red version because it seemed a good idea/improvement (better grip and less wear) over the regular version keos but they squeak annoyingly when there is a little water/moisture present between the cleat and the pedal contact area. Going back to the regular version keo because of this issue and plus they cost more than the regular version keo.

      Found a good way to deal with the wounded duck squeak for these -- Use an old candle, or surf wax, rub some directly onto the metal area/plate of the pedal, and whalah! No creaks!! Will have to re-apply about once/month; but works well :)

      I had the same squeaking problem and also went back to the regular version keo. I appreciate Carter's suggestions, but don't want to pay $10 more and then have to apply wax every month.

      Write your question here...what does degree...

      Write your question here...what does degree float mean

      Best Answer

      Float is how much movement the pedal is allowed. In other words, a pedal with 9 degrees of float, will be allowed to move 4.5 degrees from center, in either direction.

      Float helps people with bad knees, or foot alignment, since it allows the foot to "float" on the pedal a little bit.

      Red and White Version is Better

        The grip on these is indeed great and they'll probably last longer than the red & white version but the feel is off and they're squeaky. The white resin material gives a much much better feel in the pedal. I've got 250 miles on the red grip cleat and I'm gong back to the standard red & white keo.

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        Best cleat on the market

          The Look Keo pedal and the non-skid cleat are an exceptional combination. The Keo cleats are stiff and strong and have a very low profile that looks a lot less goofy off the bike than a spd-sl. If you already have a Keo pedal and don't use the non-skid cleat yet give it a try. When you get off your bike with jello legs the last thing you need to worry about is sliding on the floor on the way to your barstool. Use the Keo cleat covers if you walk at distance because the grips on the cleat do wear fast on concrete.