At 280 grams The Keo Classic 3’s are 50g ligher by using a composite material. Is there any reason to go with the R540’s? One reason is price, with the R540’s selling for between 15-20% less than the Keo’s. Each use their own cleat system but with the holes in the same place meaning road shoes that are SPD-SL compatible are also Look Keo cleat compatible.
Look Keo Classic 3 Pedals vs Shimano R550 Pedals. The Looks are cheaper and lighter. Are the Shimano 105 5800 pedals worth the extra money over the Look Classic 3’s? We compare the 2 popular pedals from Shimano and Look.
Look Keo Classic 3 Pedals vs 105 5800 Pedals. Both weighing in around the same, are the Shimano 105 5800 pedals worth the extra money over the Look Classic 3’s? We compare the 2 popular pedals from Shimano and Look.
The R540 pedals sit two levels below the 105 pedals in the Shimano hierarchy. The 105 pedals are now a full composite construction and 45 grams lighter than the R540’s. If you’re not much of a weight weenie and can handle the small extra weight then the R540’s are significantly cheaper option at around one third of the price of the carbon 105’s.
The R550’s are the first in shimano’s lineup that benefit from a composite construction this gives them a 20 gram weight saving over the R540’s which are just one step down from the R550’s. Price wise the R550’s are about 40% more expensive than the R540’s.