Look have taken their top end Blade pedals and made them more aerodynamic by adding carbon fibre under carriages to smooth out the air as you spin. The Aero pedals feature most of the things you find on the regular wide-bodied Blade. The pedal bodies are the same, which are 17 per cent wider than old incarnations of the Keo making them more efficient and stable. Like the regular Blades spring tension is the handled by carbon linear rate leaf blades, which work superbly for positive clipping in and out. Unlike the Blade pedals, which run on titanium axles, the Aero Blades come with steel axles and run smoothly on triple bearings; two roller and one needle, with dual seals to keep maintenance to a minimum.
In terms of day-to-day performance the Aero Blades were faultless and we found the 12Nm leaf version worked perfectly. The steel axles and aero carbon covers do bump up the weight to 120g per pedal, which is 25g per pedal more than the titanium axle Blade pedals that are £10 more expensive. It’s not all about weight though, with aerodynamics offering bigger savings in time, but that time doesn’t come cheap.