I have had a couple of Keo cleats crack on me. I use a leg length shim and that has to be a factor but had a clear crack when installing it. Bought another pair of cleats and cracked one again at <5 NM of torque and then the other crack after a couple of rides. Pretty sure I didn’t over torque the first one but wasn’t using a torque wrench or anything. Was super careful with the second and and third. Haven’t had this issue in the past but relatively new to Look pedals.
I had a pair if Exustar “compatible with Keo” cleats around that I had picked up from the LBS but never used because they are 7* float and installed them just to see if they were different than the Looks and, honestly, seem better made. The washers are better quality and no issues installing. Torqued the bolts down with no issues, seems to be working well so far.
Long rant about small parts but I guess I am bummed to has burned through two pairs of Look cleats by breaking them. Have stuck to the name brand cleats but not sure why when the other ones seem at better made.
Anyone else have issues with Keo cleats or issues installing cleats with shins? Any experience with off brand cleats?