Sprint to Victory.
The sound of clipping in marks the passage from a leisurely enthusiast to that of a dedicated, life-long cyclist. For many of us, Look pedals were the first ones we clipped into. Look's fantastic Keo Sprint packs a ton of value for the road clipless set and if you are looking for some pedals that won't break the bank, "look" no further. Their simple, functional construction privileges durable reliability over the flash and bling of carbon and titanium. They're also way less expensive than the Carbon Ti Blade Pedals, sure, there is a weight penalty of about 50g per pedal but the Keo Sprint's blend of reliability, proven design, and affordability make it a no brainer if you are pedal shopping.
In addition to the material differences, the Keo Sprints differ from Look's top-tier Blade models at the engagement mechanism. Where the Blades that the likes of Sagan and Greipel ride feature a leaf spring design, the Sprints are tensioned by a coil spring. The dual-injected pedal body and chromoly spindle are no doubt slightly heavier than the Blade Carbon Ti's carbon fiber and titanium, but we suspect the steel spring is primarily responsible for the weight difference. That spring is also responsible for the pedals' variable tension. Where the Blade pedals are only available in fixed resistance, the Sprint lets you dial the Newton meters to fit your personal preference—even if that preference changes as you progress.
Like with its more expensive stablemates, the Sprints use a similar design of a tapered spindle and bearings and in this case it is a blend of a roller bearing (inboard) and a needle bearing cartridge (outboard, in the tapered end). This allows Look engineers the ability to keep stack height low enough so you can rock through the corners.
- Reliable clipless pedals for cyclists of all levels
- Materials favor value over low-weight bling
- Classic steel spring engagement has been proven for decades
- Low profile helps avoid pedal strikes
- Adjustable tension for customized disengagement force
- Includes Keo Grey cleats with mid-range float
- Separately available cleats alter float