IB13: Pave No Longer Just for Pros, Speedplay Releases Classics Pedal, Brass Knuckle Flats
For a few years now, Speedplay sponsored pros have been seen with custom pedals for the classics like Paris Roubaix. The pedals feature a metal body with most of Speedplays distinctive Zero shape cut away to form a plus sign shaped pedal. The design, now called the Pave is designed to allow easier clip in should you encounter mud or dirt during your ride.
According to Speedplay the Paves are finally going to be offered to the public with details after the break.
The Pave body is completely machined out of steel to improve durability especially in gross conditions and is offered in both steel and titanium axles. The price reflects the amount of machining time needed to make each pedal with Stainless axle versions listed at $400 and titanium axles at $600. The pedals use the same grease fittings for lubrication as the Zeros to keep the needle bearing assembly rolling free. Each pedal also uses two cartridge bearings as well. Both versions should be available January, 1.
The Brass knuckle is also new for 2014 and features a thinner, lighter build than their Drilliums. While the pedals feature a 12mm axle the pedals are still pretty thin with a 13.5mm thick body at the center.
Offered in either a chromoly or Ti spindle, the Brass Knuckles use one needle bearing and two cartridge bearings per pedal with double seals. Like Speedplay’s other pedals the BNs are serviceable with a grease injection port. Traction is provided through custom torx shapes studs that thread into the CNC machined body.