Look Revises Keo Classic and Blade, Announces Smarter Keo Power with Polar
While Look had a number of new products in the booth at Eurobike, the big news was what wasn’t there – the next generation of Keo Power. Continuing to work with Polar, Look announced the next Keo Power pedals will indeed use Bluetooth Smart transmission protocol which means drastically improved compatibility with computers and devices outside of Polar computers. The first version was based on Polar’s WIND transmission which was specific to Polar computers. The move not only opens up the Keo power system to other devices, but hints at future Polar computers with Bluetooth Smart compatibility.
What was at the booth however, were updated versions of the Keo Classic and Keo Blade. Check them out next.
The Keo Blades continue the use of carbon springs, but get an updated spring with an aerodynamic profile and improved cleat entry and release. Pedaling platform on the Blades is increased to 64mm and the new spindle reduces stack height to 13mm. 3 carbon blades are now available with 12/16/and 20 Nm tension ratings, and the pedals come in at and incredible 90g in Ti or 110g in Cr per pedal.
The Keo Classics also get an update with a new bi-injected composite body for a single pedal weight of 139g.
A new dimpled surface improves stability and pedaling comfort, while the release angle is set at 8 to 12°.