Looking for LOOK-compatible pedals for your travel bike? Here is the solution. The MKS US-L pedal uses a similar retention system as the LOOK Keo. In fact, the cleats are interchangeable. Unlike any other LOOK-compatible pedal, the MKS US-L is available with the EZ-Superior Rinko system.
Like all MKS pedals we sell, the US-L is a top-of-the-line pedal with ultra-smooth cartridge bearings. You really have to turn the spindle with your fingers to believe how smooth these pedals spin. And they still spin smoothly after years of use…
That system works similar to an air hose coupling: The part on the left remains screwed into the crank. Turn and push the outer ring, and you can remove the pedal. No tools required, and it only takes a few seconds.
The photo above shows the US-B Nuevo pedal, which is compatible with the Time Atac retention system. The Rinko system is the same on all MKS pedals in the Compass program.This has the added benefit of making it easy to swap pedals: for example, if you want to ride the same bike with platform pedals during commutes, but with clipless pedals during spirited weekend rides.
All MKS Rinko pedals come with a neat bag to carry your pedals while traveling.
The MKS US-L pedals also are available in a standard, non-Rinko version. The release tension is adjustable with a 3 mm Allen wrench (included) in three steps. This makes it easy to match the tension between right and left pedal.
The retention system is split, so that only one side has to open to release the shoe. This means that the release is relatively easy – you only have to overcome half the spring tension that holds the shoe when pedaling. No longer do you have to choose between safety during all-out pedaling efforts, and safety when stopping!
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