SPEEDPLAY Zero Stainless Pedals with Walkable Cleats
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The Stainless Steel spindle version of the highest performance, most technically advanced pedal system available.
The performance features of the Speedplay Zero Pedal System read like a pro racer's wish list. No other pedal comes close to offering the superior adjustability or cutting-edge specifications of the Zero. Compare the key features of Zeros to any other brand, and you'll find that other pedal systems are no match. By thinking "outside the box", Speedplay created and patented the most technically advanced clipless pedal system available.
And like all Speedplay pedals, this is accomplished without compromise by ensuring that the locking edges of the pedals and cleats are made of metal, not plastic. What more needs to be said? How about Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold, Paris-Nice, World Time Trial Championship, Tour of Germany, Tour of California, Tour de Georgia, Hawaii Ironman World Championship and the countless other races that have been won by champions using Zero pedals.
Zero pedals are supplied with Speedplay's new Aero Walkable Cleats which set a new standard for user-friendly, off-the-bike functionality. They are the first truly walkable cleats for road pedals. The integrated, rubberised covers stay on the cleats while you are riding. When walking, the covers improve traction and protect the cleats from wear. Additionally, the thin, contoured cleat profile allows for a more natural gait and makes walking in road shoes much less awkward. Also included are Cleat Buddies - handy plugs that fit into the cleat's centre cavity to prevent debris contamination when walking in dirty conditions. When you're ready to ride, Cleat Buddies can be easily removed for riding and conveniently snap together to fit in a pocket or bag.
Speedplay pedal key features:
- DUAL-SIDED ENTRY: The symmetrical double-sided pedal self-locates just by stepping down into the cleat whether the pedal is right side up, upside down or anywhere else in its rotation. No kicking, no fumbling, no looking; just step down and go.
- YOUR CHOICE OF MICRO-ADJUSTABLE FLOAT OR A FIXED POSITION: The Zero allows rotational float to be precisely micro-adjusted to the exact range needed or set in a fixed-position anywhere within the 15-degree adjustment range.
- ALL THREE FOOT-AXIS ADJUSTMENTS CAN BE SET INDEPENDENTLY OF ONE ANOTHER: No other pedal system offers the precise adjustment or convenience of independently adjustable fore-aft, side-to-side, and rotational foot positions. Unlike the inexact set-up of traditional cleats, each of the three critical foot-axis adjustments of Zero cleats can be set or changed without affecting the position of the other two adjustments. This feature also eliminates guesswork and misalignment when replacing cleats.
- THE LOWEST STACK HEIGHT: The Zero cleat positions your foot closer to the top of the spindle for improved power transfer. 11.5 mm stack height for 3-hole mounting. 8.5 mm stack height for 4-hole mounting.
- UNBEATABLE CORNERING CLEARANCE: The thin pedal profile of the Zero pedal lets you power through corners where your rivals coast.
- PHENOMENAL LIGHT WEIGHT:
Stainless pedal each: 103g (excluding cleat)
- LARGE, STABLE PEDALLING PLATFORM: The Zero Pedal System provides the same solid connection as conventional single-sided pedals, but with Speedplay's unique, inverted design the cleat provides the platform once the cleat is engaged.
- QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE: Zero pedals use precision cartridge and needle bearings - three of them instead of two found in most other pedals - which allows the Zero to be thinner for a lower stack height, better cornering clearance, and reduced aerodynamic drag. Like all Speedplay Pedal Systems, the locking edges of Zero pedals and cleats are metal-on-metal for durability and safety, unlike our competitors who use engagement edges made of plastic.
- FITS MORE SHOES: The Zero cleat fits any shoe with a 3-hole or 4-hole mount.
- EASY MAINTENANCE: A built-in grease port for easy bearing lubrication.
- TRUE LOCKING MECHANISM: The Zero's locking mechanism does not rely on spring tension for security, so entering and exiting Zero pedals is easy, but unintended release is virtually impossible.
Cycling Weekly review: "Simply superb", 10/10.
Cycle Magazine: "doubled sided pedals with loads of cornering clearance and adjustable."
bikeradar.com: "The racer's choice is highly adjustable, and double-sided entry is a bonus too", 5/5.
RoadCyclingUK review, of the Light Action Steel pedal (see here):
"If you haven't already encountered their design, Speedplay have taken the moving parts out of the pedal and put them in the shoe cleat. Essentially, they have used a large circlip to secure shoe cleat to pedal; a method that is simple and impressively effective. The clip engages with steel plates on the pedal, and, with minimal wear surfaces, pedal longevity is increased.
Once secured, the first notable feature is the 'float' [the degree of vertical and lateral movement afforded the foot]. Many pedal systems sing about their capacity to adjust float and go from a very firm position to a near loose fitment. Speedplay's pedals just, well, float. The cleat rests on the pedal's surface without 'sinking', while maintaining sufficient tension to hold the shoe in place.
Many professional riders use the Speedplay system, Bradley Wiggins among them, and having been a stalwart of a traditional cleat and pedal systems, I have to say I am converted. This set has been on several test bikes, including a daily commuter and even a cross country mountain bike, just to see how they performed.
The 15-degree float saves knees and gives an impressive amount of modulation while cornering, allowing freedom of movement in the ankles, but with a firm restriction that must be overcome to release the cleat.
So are there any downsides to the Speedplay system? After praising it, I can only see that those who may not be prepared to try the system are those who are committed to a more tensile shoe-to-pedal interface. If you are looking for a tight connection that leaves little ankle movement, these may not be for you. However, Speedplay's approach of increasing 'float' while maintaining a solid fixture to the bike could benefit riders who have always used a more traditional pedal system."
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.