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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Well, given my experience I don't think an online merchant "guarantee" really matters all that much. I actually purchased my original pair from an eBay merchant, but my LBS has been able to get them replaced 3 times now with zero questions or hassle.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:56 am 
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I had the 16nm version before and the body cracked. No more tension after that. I got it warrantied and sold it. I'm now on Speedplays.

Great pedals BUT I think they're best used for race day only.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:50 am 
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I broke thru my second set of Blade Ti 16nm body ... they again replaced them .. I sold them online and brought Time Xpresso and couldn't be happier

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Interesting.... I did a search for the Xpressos here and also read more than a few posts about them breaking rather early in their lifespans so I'm thinking maybe its a lightweight carbon-body pedal issue? Though I have also heard Xpressos do work nicely....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:27 pm 
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I bought a pair of the 16 NM Ti pedals from Chain Reaction Cycles and after a month they developed an annoying click; it would come and go which was even more frustrating, it was only after I completely stripped down the bike and closely examined the pedals that I discovered a split on both pedal housings. The spindle and bearings were intact, but the "click" was from the split on each pedal. Chain Reaction were spot on with the warranty and I now have a replacement second pair, if they split again I will revert to the Look Keo Carbon Max version. By attemting to loose the weight and yet still increase the pedalling platform Look may have reduced the strength of the actual housing. I am not heavy (75kg), but do apply significant force when sprinting in a group.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:39 pm 
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I gave in and got a second set for my 595....God I love these pedals so much hope they dont break...they are so much better than previous Keo ti's


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:20 am 
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I've been through two pairs of the 16nM Chro Mo Blades in 8 months, same cracks, one on the right the other on the left/replacement pedal. I've reluctantly had to move on. As I came from Speedplay & with no interest on going back as loved the real estate the Blades provided. So I've decided to go with Dura Ace 9000 pedals. My Campy components doth protest, but at this point, I don't care.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:46 am 
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I just saw this article on cyclingnews.com:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... ery/277684" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks like they are addressing the issue by beefing up the carbon spring.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Suspect this is largely a case of lots of sets in use so quite a few failures.

More than Shimano it seems I will admit.

However to suggest Look Keo Blades are "race day only" is clearly wide of the mark given how many people use these every day without issue.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:13 pm 
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There are lots of Look Keo pedals out there ... Keo Blades ? They are nowhere near common at all. I probably see 1 for every 12-15 Keo users I encounter. And there are an approximately equal (maybe higher) number of Shimano SPD-SL users as far as I can see around where I ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I see lots of Keo Blade users. Less than Keos and Shimano SPD-SL true, but those have been around much longer and occupy cheaper price points on average.

It stands to reason - Keo Blades have been Look's main mid to high end race pedal for what 3 or 4 years now. Look are I think the most popular pedal manufacturer for mid to high end pedals? Of course there will be lots in circulation.


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