New Lightweight Goodies From KCNC – Pedals, Cassettes and Cables
Above, perhaps just for shock value, is an 11-38 mountain bike cassette. They’re working on an extended derailleur cage and/or mount to give it the clearance it needs to work with such a large cog. The other is an 11-23 for road. Super light, starts around $370. Make the jump for weights and more…
For comparison, a SRAM Red 11-23 is 155g (claimed) and 11-26 is 166g. XX is 185g (11-32) and 208 (11-36).
Dura-Ace is 163g for 11-23, XTR is 255g.
New KCNC road pedals are 200g per pair with cleats, approximately 165g on their own. No spring tension, it simply uses a tab to push a bar into the back of the cleat. It can’t come out from upward force, but slides/rotates out like normal to release. Removing all the spring mech saves a ton of weight. Still prototype, no pricing.
Lastly, and with virtually no info, are their DLC-like coated cables. Yes, if you spell out the acronym, it’s a bit weird: Diamond Like Coating Like. DLC is a super hard surface treatment that Rockshox has been playing with on their fork sliders for some time at the blackbox level. Problem is, it’s not actually flexible and tends to chip and crack too easily, especially considering it’s monstrously expensive. So, we don’t actually know what this coating is, but it feels pretty slick.