The grip pads are tough! I'm still using the original cleats that came with the pedals. The way these cleats are holding up, I may not put on the replacements until next year. Good stuff!
Look Keo cleats are lightweight and I have never had one break. But if you wear your cycling shoes to walk around when you stop (at food breaks during centuries) the cleats will experience wear from concrete abrasion (I did 17 centuries this year). If you are a high mileage biker like me (over 10,000 miles per year), you go through several sets of cleats per year.
Install tip - wash and dry the bottom of your bike shoe & cleat. Then take a pencil or marker and trace it around your old cleat before removal. Then remove old cleat and install new cleat in that tracing. Periodically check the screws on your cleat to ensure they are tight and also keep the cleat clean to avoid undo wear.
Another tip - use cleat covers when you walk around in your bike shoes.
These are great cleats. Easy to setup if youre replacing your cleats. Pair them up w your KEO Max 2 pedals. If youre a casual rider there are some vids on YouTube to help you set them up. If youre doing long rides I recommend getting fitted for your bike.
The engagement feels different than the standard Keo cleat, and works just the same. Much better walking when commuting or rain rides and worth it.
I purchased a pair of the black (no play) cleats and I'm very happy with them. They seem to click in to the pedal easier and they appear to be stronger. Be careful though to understand the color system, the red replacement set, unlike the original red installed set, has 12 degrees of play. I did not know this when I purchased a set at the local bike shop and I was quite unhappy with them.
These are my favorite cleats, the rubber grip makes it much safer on concrete and slippery surfaces especially running in them in transition during a triathlon.
I have used these cleats for several years and they do make walking easier without the need for cleat covers. Coffee shop stops or lunch stops are easier. I would grocery shop in them.
I like Look pedals and cleats but I don't like the fact that they wear out so fast. I don't walk around in my bike shoes that much but the cleats still wear pretty fast. I am thinking of trying Shimano pedals and cleats, as I have heard from friends thst they last much longer.
The Standard or original cleat is very slippery especially in the rain or in my expiry coated garage. So stopping or dismounting could be a little sketchy with your to planted foot coming out from under you.
The added rubber makes a world of difference. I used them for the first time on a 40 mile ride in the rain. Felt much safer and not too much wear for round one. Will still use cleat covers to make them last if time off the bike is extended (coffee shop)
I bought a bike that already had Look Keo pedals. I rode with Shimano SPD-SL for 12 years and these took a little getting used to. However, they have worked great for at least 2000 miles without replacement. I will keep using these on my newest bike.