First Look at the X-Track En-Rage Pedals from Look

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
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.