Sampson’s new Stratics SL carbon fiber road pedals have been in development and testing for quite some time. We first saw prototypes in January. They’re finally ready. The body is made of long-strand carbon fibers and has an ultra wide 66mm wide platform with reinforcing steel plate. Not only does the plate provide a solid, durable platform for the cleats, it also adds structural rigidity to the pedal.
Jump through for full specs, weights and another pic, plus his new steel cassette…
Specs provided by Sampson:
- Long strand carbon body reduces weight dramatically
- Fully polished stainless steel top plate provides exceptional abrasion resistance for long pedal life, adds stiffness to body
- Full 66 mm width provides exceptional foot platform size
- No-Rock cleat platform – cleats lay flat for enhnaced power and comfort– no rocking!
- Cleats are co-molded, feature walking surface- available in 9 deg. float or fixed
- Micro adjustable release tension eliminates need for pedal disassembly to change tension, provides a protected tension/cam mech in event of catching a pedal
- Sleek, low profile design with low center to top distance
- Steel – 119g each
- Ti – 99g each
- $189 for steel and $279 for ti (USD)
If you haven’t seen them, Sampson offers race-spec alloy and titanium cassettes that are very light. For 2012, he’s introducing a more wallet friendly steel cassette. The cogs have sculpted pickups with textured areas to help grab and move the chain. An 11-25 comes in at a claimed 235g. They use an alloy spider and will come in a number of gear combos for SRAM, Shimano and Sampson 10-speed drivetrains.