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Look CycleKeo Grip Road Cleat


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  • Red 9 Degree, One Size ($35.00)
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Item # LCY0037

Clip in.

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 SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
0°, 4.5°, 9 °
Look Keo pedals
Recommended Use

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Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Red 9 Degree, One Size
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Exactly what you need

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great and are exactly what you need, no more/no less. Very simple and easy to replace when worn out. Love the anti-slip and it truly does help, as with all cleats you still have to be careful, but solves the major problem. If you want to be locked in (with no play) make sure to get the 0 degree.

Only cleat I use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using Look pedals and cleats for years. These particular grip cleats are great if you don't want to bust your butt walking into a gas station mid-ride and have everyone laugh at your. They are grippy enough to feel confident when you're on or off the bike. I always use the grey 4.5 cleat. I usually replace them 1-2 times per year.

Tried and true

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been running the Keo pedals for years. The pedals last forever, just pick up a fresh set of cleats every few seasons. Personally, I like the grip version with a 4.5 degree cleat.

Pedal hard

    Grip version is nice while walking. Look pedals are easy to clip in and keep you secure. Chose the 4.5 to save the knees.

    LOOK... I See what you did there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used both the Grip and Non Grip versions of these cleats, and I used some generic ones too. I have used them in the 9 degree and the 4.5 degree but I like my knees too much to try the zero degree version.
    I felt like longevity and smoothness is better with the Look branded cleats over the generic, I will just throw that out there. Nothing huge, but I would definitely say better. as for Grip and Non Grip, I prefer the grip, especially when getting off of your bike on a slick gas station sidewalk. The grip version does add some friction to the float, so if smooth friction trumps landing on your butt while dismounting your bike, I would say to go with the non grip option. But since I like staying upright, I choose grip. Now for the float. I would say if you have more sensitive joints or if you want to allow for a more natural movement, the 9 degree are the way to go. with that said, I love the 4.5 degree float option, that is what comes stock with the pedal and makes me feel a little more connected to the bike. Personal preference right there though.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      ...no 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.