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I am a long- time user of Time, and more recently Garmin pedals that use the Keo cleats. I use the grey non-slip cleats (4.5 degree of rotation). Pedals and cleats are a personal choice, but I have used these cleats, in various forms, for a long time. I have settled on these, as they work well. The cleats are durable, and easy to install. I have settled on the non-slip version. This past season (now approaching 7000 miles), I went through 2 sets on a pair of Sidis. I first used them with a second-hand pair of Look shoes. In regard to value, if you watch, BTD often has these on special, and when that happens, I buy 2 pair.
Look cleats are still rather pricey for mass-produced plastic things but they come in a nice box with a really thick manual and pretty decent screws. I've tried the grip version but clicks and squeaks should not accompany a ride.
Put these on your shoes, clip in, and enjoy many miles. Unless you're a frequent walker (the horror!), these cleats will easily last a season. If they don't, you walk in your cycling shoes too much. Take them off and slip on flip-flops like every cyclist with a notion of decency.
Excellent cleats with 2 improvements:
1. retaining bolts now for a 4 mm allen wrench instead of the old 3 mm + slotted screwdriver
2. better marks to know the cleats soon will need replacement.
This is my first set of black Keo cleats. I have not noticed a substantial difference when clipping out. Maybe I clip out a little sooner. You MUST use cleat condoms if you do any walking with these on pavement because you will wear them down quickly. The cleats that have the walking bits don't wear much better and you can't get them with the bi-material. Even with those, you should use covers if you are going to be walking much. Bottom line, these cleats aren't made for walkin" (apologies to Nancy Sinatra) they are for cycling and I have been using Look Keo cleats for 13 years without any other complaints.
Thesse cleats perform as expected (very well).
I found these clip in better than the more expensive grip cleats, but be careful walking on slippery surfaces.
Also, I bought the Look cleat covers to walk in but they are difficult to get on and off.
The KoolStop Look Keo cleat covers work much better, they are made of a softer more flexible rubber.
These function pretty well. A tad too easy to disengage from the pedal, for my tastes, but I could probably adjust my pedal to improve that. The real downside here is when walking in these cleats. My home has hardwood floors and walking with these on hardwood is hazardous - more slippery than on ice. My remedy, so far, has been to walk with the rubber heels of my cycling shoes always in contact with the floor first. It's awkward. It's slow. But it keeps me from slipping and falling. If only my pedal-based power meter would work with Shimano cleats!
I prefer these bi-material cleats to the ones with the rubberplastic walking inserts. The inserts are worn out a month after I get them so I prefer these as they are less expensive and I can clip in and out easier. Invest in a pair of cleat covers. They will wear quickly if you don't use cleat covers and you are walking on asphalt, concrete or gravel. The cleat covers are good for at least a couple of years, maybe longer. I am happy with the amount of float in the greys as compared to the red or black.
These are a direct replacement for the worn-out set. Easily mount in the same location on the shoe and the bi-material makes getting in and out of the pedal easy.
I like the small amount of float that the gray cleat offers.
I've never had a problem with Look's replacement cleats before, but this time one of them broke. The toe bit up front cracked then broke off. I've been riding look pedals since about 1990 and this is the first time that happened. My LBS had an off brand pair that I've used before. I prefer the Looks, but now I have a spare.