ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE
First invented over 30 years ago LOOK’s pedal technology has significantly marked the cycling industry’s past and continues to be geared for the future of the sport.
LOOK’s first-generation pédales automatiques were originally created by French ski binding specialists in the early 80s who noticed that pro cycling racers were still using the same toe-clip and strap system developed at the turn of the 20th century.
LOOK’s clipless pedals were launched in 1984, offering cyclists a much easier and smoother way to engage and release their bike pedals as well as maximize their power transfer efficiency. At first, the cycling industry was dubious about the pedals’ performance—that is, until Bernard Hinault, who had helped to design them, won his fifth Tour de France using the pedals in 1985.
Thirty years later, LOOK’s pedals have won the cycling world over. Today, sixteen UCI teams, including Movistar, Astana and AG2R La Mondiale, ride with LOOK pedals. Andre Greipel, otherwise known as Rostock Gorilla and one of the most powerful sprinters in the world, is LOOK’s newest spokesperson. In fact, LOOK features a KÉO BLADE CARBON PEDAL – ANDRE GREIPEL—a testament to the sprinter’s long-standing appreciation for LOOK pedals.
There are two main core innovations to LOOK pedals: their blade and carbon technologies.
LOOK’s blade technology uses a blade, rather than a traditional spring, which offers a wide range of benefits to cyclists:
· Because the blade flexes, cyclists’ feet get a firm hold on the pedal once clipped in. What’s more: the clip-out process is much smoother, releasing feet in one quick and safe movement.
· Thanks to the blade system and surrounding pedal design, LOOK pedals are extremely lightweight and ensure better load distribution.
LOOK takes its innovation a step further, fitting its LOOK’s KÉO Blade Carbon CR
pedals with a carbon body and blade. The reasons? Carbon fibers offer exceptional stretching resistance and stiffness, which enable better power transfer. In addition, carbon can greatly lighten the pedal weight.
KÉO Blade Carbon CR pedals feature a pedal spindle with a very low stack height of 13 mm. They also use a needle-bearing cartridge for better stress resistance while pedaling and two spaced ball bearings that distribute the load and increase the rigidity of the spindle, guaranteeing unprecedented rotational speed. The pedals’ wide platform surfaces, which are covered with a 64 mm rigid stainless steel plate, further maximize cyclists’ power transfer.
LOOK’s pedals have garnered a worldwide following, with a long list of road, triathlon, track, MTB and criterium pro racers. For more information on the LOOK product line-up, visit: http://www.lookcycle.com/en/