Look is known for its clipless pedal systems and integrated stems, but the French cycling brand has now ventured into mountain bike flat pedals.
One of the first cycling component brands to adopt the clipless pedal standard back in the 1980s, Look has been a notable pedal technology innovator. Its S-Track mountain bike pedal is a favorite amongst weight-obsessed XC racers.
Recognizing flat pedals as an unexplored market segment within its business, Look decided that it required a presence in the robust riding world of traction pins and large cage designs.
The new Trail Roc is Look’s first mountain biking flat pedal and shapes to a platform size for 110x110mm, with a profile that is 17mm thick. In terms of spacing, these flat pedals have a Q-factor of 61.5mm, which should reduce the risk of potential heel rub.
Rotating on a chromoly axle, the Trail Roc features dual cartridge bearings and a bushing on each pedal, which should give its fair durability and relatively easy serviceability.
Traction is provided by an arrangement of 12 pins, varying in size to provide similar friction across the Trail Roc’s concave shape. Look’s industrial designers opted for 10mm tall traction pins on the pedal’s outer structure, whilst the middle pins are shorter, at 8mm.
Look claims a weight classification of 215g per pedal, making the Trail Roc pairing a 430g mass item on your mountain bike.
Recommended retail for Look’s debut mountain bike flat pedal is $70.