Pedal Cleats

➤ Mode: Floating (7°)
➤ Material:  Engineering thermoplastic
➤ Compatibility: Look Keo system
➤ Weight:  24g/pc

➤ Mode: Fixed
➤ Material:  Engineering thermoplastic
➤ Compatibility: Look Keo system
➤ Weight:  24g/pc

➤ Compatibility: SPD
➤ Weight: 20g/pc
SINGLE DIRECTION RELEASE

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Descriptions

Pretty much out of sight and out of mind, your pedal cleats are, nevertheless, crucially important components on your bike, no less than any clamp, bracket, bolt, shifting lever, or anything else. Pedal cleats connect the energy source, the bike’s engine—which is you, of course—to the drive mechanism. That connection must be absolutely reliable: your shoe needs to stay firmly connected to the pedal through periods of high stress, as in a sprint or on a steep grade. For example, when you are pushing a sustained 4-500 hundred watts through your drivetrain shoe, cleat, and pedal need to stay connected. At the same time, the connection must also allow you to easily remove your shoe from the pedal. The cleat should be firm when secured in the pedal, but smoothly twist to the side and then away, clear of the pedal ready to deploy to the ground or road in an emergency. There should also not be any play, or looseness; the cleat should fit snugly into the pedal without any movement and certainly no noise as it rattles around due to a less-than-perfect fit. Cleats can move ever so slightly with only the slightest of noise. This amounts to a slow drain of efficiency over the course of a ride, which can make the difference between a place on the podium and oblivion.

Our pedal cleats are formed from engineering thermoplastic. This group of polymers is a special high-performance segment of synthetic plastics with properties that make them much stronger and heat-resistant compared with standard plastics or commodity thermoplastics. Their strength and resistance to heat, chemicals, and impact make them perfect for demanding applications, such as functional, semi-precision parts or structural components—perfect for pedal cleats. 

Our KCR71 is the floating model, with a left or right movement range of 7°. The movement allows foot and knee to rotate slightly. ‘Unclipping’ comes with a little less resistance since at the point of release, your foot is already moving, and you smoothly break out of the pedal. The KCB01 in contrast is fixed. A tiny bit more effort is required to break out with fixed cleats, but the advantage is greater efficiency since there is no lateral movement, a small inefficiency but one which adds up during a race for example. Again, small gains in energy efficiency can mean the difference between 1st place and no place at all. Both these models fit the Look Keo system. Both models also sport the patented rubber foot you see in the middle, which ensures the cleat is not loose at all whilst fixed into the pedal. The foot gently presses against the sole of the shoe eliminating any chance of play that may result due to wear over time. For mountain bikes the S01 alloy model features a single direction release design. 

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