Ok. So I’ve got a pair of Keo Classic pedals in the parts bin from somewhere or other that I’m contemplating using on my roadie.
For the past 4 or so years I’ve been rolling with shimano SPD MTB m520’s for the double sided ease and practical pedestrian shoes. Both fixed and free wheel this combo has served me well.
I have them wound up pretty tight , and they haven’t let me down yet.
I have a pair of carnac road shoes and the keo pedals, just need the cleats.
Curious to know what the best option for float is with road pedals that will give an approximation of my SPD’s.
Googling around has led me to the conclusion that the 4.5 degree is probably the right choice, but thought I’d ask the advice of the experienced as to what will be the safest option. 0 doesn’t sound flexible enough, and 9 might be a little sloppy perhaps?
justdave has stated that he has pedals and shoes so is not likely to buy Speedplays.
I’ve has been running red (9 degree) cleats on my Look Deltas since about 1988.
When I broke my favour Look pedals I decided to bite the bullet and get Keos and have been using the grey (4.5 degree) cleats since
early this year as they pedals came with them and I didn’t feel the need to change them.
I’ve had no problems with knees once I’d made a couple of fine adjustments to the cleats on the shoes.
However I only ride this on the roadie and the tarck bikes not my sw8fxxys which run SPDs on one and platforms & straps on the other.
Never run the black cleats, have a brand new set of Deltas but thought they would give me grief.
I run red cleat left foot, grey cleat right foot. Red cleats aren’t the best for sprinting on the track, it can feel like you’re twisting in a cow pat on the upstroke. Whatever feels best for you will generally be the best option.