Keywin Unveils Carbon Fiber Road Pedals – 223g With Multiple Spindle Lengths
Keywin, out of Auckland, New Zealand (where everything is designed, made and assembled), have added a lightweight full carbon fiber pedal to their lineup.
The new Keywin Carbon Pedal comes in at a claimed 223g for the pair, 299g with cleats and hardware. For comparison, the Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals with three-bolt cleats come in at 282g. They have a relatively low 14mm stack height and a whopping 35° of toe in/out adjustment and 2cm of fore/aft placement.
A couple of unique features: Keywin’s six degrees of “float” is contained within the pedal rather than the cleat, so your cleat is locked firmly into the pedal body. The pedal body then floats on the axle with tunable resistance – turn a screw to make the float feel lighter or firmer. Or, you can insert the “0″ end cap on the pedals to get zero degrees of float.
To really dial the ride in, they offer six spindle lengths (49,52,55,58,61, and 65 mm), which are available individually for left and right. Bike fitters can order what they need to fine tune the ride for any client.
Retail is just $199, pretty good for something so light and apparently durable. They were on the bike that Alan Bate used to set a world circumnavigation record by bicycle. Keywin’s US rep said he rode the same pedals and cleats for the entire 18,310.47 miles of riding.
Need something lighter? They have a Carbon Ti model coming with a titanium spindle that’ll drop 54g from the system for a pedal/cleat/hardware total of just 255g (claimed). Retail will be $299.