I find this cleats way better in terms of clipping in and durability. It does feel better and less creaking when used as compared to the original hip cleats that come originally with the pedals. There might be some slight issues with longetivity.
I've been riding Look since the beginning of clipless tech. Solid feel, easy to clip in, and good durability. A good cleaning and a light coat of lubricant will keep the squeaks away.
Look Keo cleats have been around for so many years there's not much I can say about them, either you like the pedals and cleats or you don't. However, there's nothing like a new set of cleats to give you a solid connection between your foot and the pedal. I generally let my cleats get too worn before replacing them. I shouldn't and I won't in the future.
I bought these to replace the cleats that came with my Garmin Vector pedals.
Stuff that I like
- The grips add traction when walking on any smooth surface
- 4.5 float is just right for me
Not so great
- Not as much grip compared to Garmin Vector or Xpedo Thrust cleats
- Wears fairly quickly
But you can't go wrong with WBW's prices on these.
My wife and I are competitive racers who've standardized on the Look Keo platform for many years. I always buy in quantity when our inventory starts running low. Westernbikeworks had the best price on the Internet for these in the gray color, so I bought a bunch.
I personally don't like the variation that has the rubber on the ground-facing side, as I tend to rip that apart and it affects the fit of the cleat in the pedal. Therefore, I always purchase the grays (medium float) in solid bi-material with the plain bottom.
For years I've worn the look KEO grip cleat and I never had a trouble free clip in.But I got the bi-material replacement cleat as a gift from westernbikeworks.com with a purchase I made.Lucky me!Now I always have sooth clipins.
The gray cleats have 4 degrees of float - I think this is what most cyclists should use...black is no float and red is 9 degrees. No float is for the Pros...and 9 degrees is too much!!
Western BW has em at a great price too.
I wanted to get away from the look grip cleats as they wear out too fast. The price was right, but I haven't used them yet because of the weather.
some say they're slippery to walk in but they are no different from the shimano's that I had, so they should be fine.
For years I have been wearing Look cleats, and riding using Look pedals. So I am kinda of a one trick pony, as I have not used a lot of or any other brands. The reds were uncomfortable walking and slippery but generally were bomber holds while in the pedals. Sure I have fallen over rather than having the time to get my reds out of the pedals. Haven't you? These new greys are nicer to walk in, walking in them is not recommended but sometimes necessary. The greys are softer and do not slide as much on a tile floor. Not as much slip and slide if you know what I mean. The greys do have one issue that I want riders to hear more than a couple of times these greys have popped out after bouncing over a bump, running over a puppy or bouncing from pavement to gravel to pavement. It sucks when your locomotion ends as at least once both cleats popped out at the same time. I ride a racer so you don't want to pop out of your cleats. Other than popping out these have been far superior to my experiences with the Look reds. So consider your riding conditions when opting for the greys.