Look Keo Blade loose feeling (0 deg cleat)

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skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

I'm currently using the last gen Look Keo Blade with Look 0 deg grip cleats. To my understanding, My shoe isn't supposed to move around on the pedal, but i get this loose feeling when i twist my foot around. This is worrying cuz when i'm putting down the power, the last thing i want is my foot to come out of the cleat. And thats happened a couple of times already

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2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

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IchDien
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by IchDien

To be fair the retension springs on those were very dodgy in my experience. There's a reason for the design change in the newer models.

skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

IchDien wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm
To be fair the retension springs on those were very dodgy in my experience. There's a reason for the design change in the newer models.
anything i should check for on my pedal to see if thats indeed the issue?
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

shuttlenote
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by shuttlenote

How old is the cleat? I found this to be the case when the cleats are end of life.

skyliner1004
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by skyliner1004

shuttlenote wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 am
How old is the cleat? I found this to be the case when the cleats are end of life.
when i got too anoyed of it being loose, i immediately changed to brand new look keo grip cleats. So they're brand new with less than 10 walking steps on them.
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

zefs
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by zefs

They come ins 12,16 and 20nm spring tension so might be normal if you have the lowest ones. On Shimano pedals if you adjust the spring the cleat float also increases or decreases. But it shouldn't make you unclip unexpectedly, do you find they unclip too easily?

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

So basically your foot isn't stable enough for 0deg cleats, but you're using them anyway. What's happening is the 0deg cleat's lack of float means it engages the spring/release as soon as your foot twists. My half-assed solution was to crank the spring down on my non-Blade pedals to near maximum retention. This was annoying in daily riding, so I just went back to gray cleats.

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