This model, which is new for 2017, is the entry level to Look's Keo Blade system.
The peals are available with release tension in 8Nm or 12Nm, the 8Nm is lower than all other models in the blade range and may be more suitable to ladies and younger riders.
The Blade body and blade are built from composite material. This substance makes the production of a range of less rigid blades possible – 08 to 12 -, for a cleat engagement and release feel that falls between a metal spring and a carbon blade pedal.
The Blade brings together all the benefits of a blade pedal: crisper in and out clipping, better foot support for more security, aerodynamic shape and low weight (compared to a conventional spring system). The platform contact area has been enlarged, providing excellent pedaling stability.
Blade technology uses a blade instead of a conventional metal spring, which has many advantages for the user:
Safe cleat entry/ release: the blade flexes, providing a firm hold once clipped-in, and when clipping-out, releases the foot faster at the end of the process in a quick and secure movement.
An aerodynamic shape: thanks to the integration of the blade inside the body, pedals equipped with BLADE technology have the best aerodynamic shape ever created.
Low weight: the design of the pedal around a blade system allows a significant reduction in weight and better load distribution.