LOOK Keo Blade Carbon TI Pedals
At the tippy-top of the Look pedal range sits the Blade Carbon TI. Identical in every way to the Keo Blade Carbon CR, with exception of a titanium axle, in lieu of the heavier and more robust cromoly axle. The net result is a monster 20 grams per pedal weight reduction. When you get into pedals equipped with titanium axles, the price of pedals increase significantly. Riders need to balance between gram savings on a rotational weight component vs value.
The Carbon TI features Look's brilliantly simple and distinctive blade design. At the center of affairs, we find the 22mm wide carbon fiber blade which is nested into the center of the carbon pedal body. The blade functions as a lever for pedal entry and exit, while adding rigidity to the pedal body for a more solid platform. This means the carbon blade acts as the pedals body's spine. Its firm lateral composition offers both support and structure, while its longitudinal flex permits easy entry and exit. This brilliantly simple design is easy to service with just a few standard tools.
The pedal body is constructed of carbon fiber. Carbon is the ultimate choice over alloy or composites, due to the immense amount of durability and strength you can create with a minimal amount of material. This wide carbon body is is fitted with a massive 700mm² stainless plate. This sets the stage for the ultimate platform for pedaling performance. The bonded stainless sheet also provides durability and smooth glide during cleat rotation. The carbon pedal body spins on a precisely machined and polished titanium axle. The axle is fitted with both sealed ball and needle bearings that are fully serviceable and replaceable. The combination of pedal body and spindle on the Blade TI yields an incredibly low 13mm stack height.
The Blade Carbon TI pedals are available with three release resistance levels, each based on the stiffness of the carbon Blade. Choose 12Nm if you are new to the system, or prefer less release resistance. Experienced riders and racers generally prefer the 16Nm option and it's greater resistance, other riders that focus on retention may opt for the 20Nm version. The Blade Carbon pedals include a pair of 4.5-degree float Keo cleats.
- Full carbon fiber pedal body
- 22mm carbon fiber Blade
- Perfectly machined and polished titanium axle
- Triple bearing design includes 2 sealed bearings and needle bearings
- Large 700mm² stainless steel platform
- Includes grey 4.5º cleats
- Choose 12Nm, 16Nm or 20Nm release resistance
- 90 grams each, 180 grams pair
- Made in France
AnonymousPosted on 9/13/2017
I bought a pair of these to replace a 10-year-old set of Look Keo HM Carbon Ti pedals that had been completely worn out. It was an easy transition, since I'm already used to Look Keo cleats. These pedals are a great upgrade, although to be fair Im comparing these brand-new pedals with a pair of worn out Keo pedals. I got the 12nm blade, which is certainly strong enough to keep me cleated in. I definitely do not need the 16nm or 20nm blade. The large metal platform on which the cleat contacts the pedal is very comfortable, and I would assume it should greatly increase the useful life of the pedal. My old Keo HM pedals had a carbon contact area, and this had been worn down quite a bit. As a result, even new cleats were held in place by the pedal very loosely.
Pros long-lasting metal contact area. Great feel.