This major innovation patented by LOOK is at the heart of their design of this easy-to-use, secure pedal. With this new spring-free design they have created new sensations for cleat insertion and removal.
The use of composite material and a simplified design make the KEO Flex one of the lightest and least expensive pedals in its category. Cleat removal is by flexing the two outside clips of the KEO Flex lever. The central lever maintains the cleat in position during pedaling and facilitates cleat insertion. The tension of 8 Nm is suitable not only for novices using automatic pedals but also for leisure use.
The KEO Flex spindle was specially designed for this pedal. It comprises a single ball bearing (12mm interior x 21mm exterior) and a bush. LOOK spindles are only validated after a rotation test lasting 1 million cycles at 100 r.p.m. with a load of 90 kg on the centre of the pedal and off-centre rotation (which creates a shock at each revolution). This test is markedly better than the current standard: EN14781.