Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ceramic pedals review

Look has put ceramic bearings in its flagship Kéo Blade pedals

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ceramic represents the acme of Look’s pedal tech. You’d be hard-pressed to notice the effect of the swap to ceramic bearings, but the changes in bearing material and placement should lead to increased stability and longevity. The Kéo Blade Carbon design is prone to creak, unlike a pedal with an enclosed spring.

Reasons to buy
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    Streamlined design

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    Positive engagement

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    Low friction bearings

Reasons to avoid
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    Only two fixed release tension options, unless you buy another blade spring

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    Tendency to creak once wet and dirty

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Look has a new top of the line pedal. Apart from the Ceramic legend on the spindle, the Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ceramic pedal is superficially the same as the steel bearing options.

But inside, there are new ceramic bearings, that Look says not only reduce friction by 18% but also increase power transfer. Look says that the bearings also last between four and six times longer.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.