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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Look Keo Blade Reply with quote

Does anyone here have them? I'm thinking of getting a set, but obviously until I've tried them, I don't know which tension would be best suited to me. I weigh 74kg, and ride the grey cleats (currently on Keo Carbons with adjustable tension).

My gut is telling me probably 16nm? How easy is it to change the blade? I ask because you can get some great prices on the lower tension models.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 12nm with grey cleats. Only my 2nd pair of clipless pedals so I don't have a lot of experience to reference against, but I did ride a bike with a pair of 16nm and found them to be very firm. So much so that I was having to think ahead by some distance when I thought I might want to unclip. It took a definite stamp to engage the cleat, and heavy twist to disengage. Also, riding in stop-start traffic I spent quite some time with one foot unclipped. That might just have been down to unfamiliarity though. The 12s seem to me to be a good compromise - firm enough to effectively hold the cleat, without needing special consideration to engage/disengage.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Look Keo Blade Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Does anyone here have them? I'm thinking of getting a set, but obviously until I've tried them, I don't know which tension would be best suited to me. I weigh 74kg, and ride the grey cleats (currently on Keo Carbons with adjustable tension).

My gut is telling me probably 16nm? How easy is it to change the blade? I ask because you can get some great prices on the lower tension models.

I changed a couple of bikes from Look Delta's to Keo Blades last year. I have the 12nm and ride with the red cleats, although so far I haven't had to change the blade. No probs with the pedals at all, just a little reduced stack height over the Delta's. Guess now I've made the change I might have to upgrade all bikes. I paid about 100 for a pair from my LBS for the first pair, and got the second pair for half that price on line.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had 12 and 16, still have the 16 as a spare if my P1's ever fail. The 16s are quite tight to get out of in a hurry but still more than OK. I tended to use them on the track and TT bike and the 12's on the road bike that id be more stop start on. for all round use Id just go 12 as they are more than capable.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
for all round use Id just go 12 as they are more than capable.


Even with my prodigious power?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were OK for me, so you'll be more than fine
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRC have them going for 47, but I didn't fancy the white ones, as they'll look dirty in no time. I ended-up buying the Black ones in 8nm, and getting the 12nm kit for another 15.
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