Whether you’re a casual cyclist or lucky enough to call yourself a pro, it’s likely that you’ll already know about pedal manufacturer Look and its hugely successful KEO range. Although its S-Track and Quartz MTB clipless pedals won races at the very top level – including the World Championships – they never reached the same cult status as the KEO.
Never one to look back (excuse the pun), Look recently released its new X-Track pedal range, which have been designed to be the ultimate range of MTB pedals. From race-focused models to super-tough clipless pedals for the increasingly popular Enduro scene, the X-Track series has a model for most riders and budgets. But, while the X-Track Race models are incredibly light despite their toughness, it’s the X-Track En-Rage models that really caught our attention.
Like the other X-Track pedals, the En-Rage uses a Shimano SPD-compatible mechanism, allowing you to use the supplied Look cleats, Shimano cleats or SPD-compatible cleats from other brands. The mechanism is tough, versatile and sheds mud easily, and like Shimano SPD pedals the release tension can be adjusted to suit beginners, or can be cranked down hard for experienced cyclists who want maximum retention to avoid accidental unclipping.
The X-Track En-Rage pedal has a bigger contact patch than the regular X-Track, which provides better stability and grip over rough terrain, but the low profile also helps to keep them clear of rocks. Durability is a typical feature of Look products, and the X-Track En-Rage is no different. Equipped with a double weather-resistant seal to help keep the elements away from the spindle and bearings, the X-Track En-Rage is built to last.
We’ll be testing their durability claims – we’ve taken delivery of a set of X-Track En-Rage pedals that will see duty on the bikes of staff members over the coming months to see how they hold up, and we’ll report back with our findings! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Look’s new X-Track pedals or fancy trying a pair yourself, head over to our website now.