At first sight, the Exustar pedal is a direct copy of Look’s classic Keo pedal, but there are some subtle differences in detail and feel.
The Look Keo is certainly a very good benchmark to copy, with its broad platform and easy toe-in engagement, making for a solid, stable and reliable connection on the bike, and the Exustar follows suit. There are also different cleats available for different amounts of float and the release tension is adjustable.
The major performance and feel difference compared to the Look comes from the cleat itself. Basically, it’s made from a plastic that’s far harder than that of the Keo cleat, which gives a sharper in/out feel and a longer lifespan.
However, it definitely feels more slippery – bordering on treacherous for wet tearoom floors – as you clatter about off the bike. The all-metal construction also makes it heavier (372g) than comparable Looks, although there’s no arguing that it’s well priced.
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