Interbike tech: Speedplay’s new offroad pedal

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Sep. 13, 2011

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (VN) — Rumors of Speedplay’s new offroad pedal have circulated for months, if not for years. Full production is still a few months away and pricing has yet to be set, but the new pedal, called the Syzr (scissor), was finally ready for public view at Interbike.

In a move away from Speedplay’s normal cleat-located retention, the new pedal has a more traditional “pedal grabbing cleat” construction. The float for the system though, much like a Speedplay Zero, still remains in the cleat.

Unlike most offroad pedals, the Syzr doesn’t rely on shoe lugs touching the pedal body for stability. The cleat is the only thing that interfaces with the pedal and Speedplay claims that the Syzr is the most stable offroad pedal they’ve tested.

Weight for the stainless steel version will hover around 300 grams for the pair, without cleats. Availability is still awhile away, 2012 perhaps.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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