Speedplay Zero Pavé Finally Clipping into Bikes Near You

Speedplay Pave Zero

The Speedplay Zero Pavé may have taken its time to get to retailers’ shelves, but the classics inspired pedal is finally here. Originally spotted on pro bikes as far back as 2010, Speedplay introduced the consumer version at Interbike in 2013. At the time Speedplay was showing prototypes and while they hoped to have them available by the first of the year, the company has just finished up the production versions with product shipping to retailers this week.

Compared to the original Speedplay Zeros, the Pavé versions use a patented “Swiss Cross” minimalist design that makes entry and release easier in sloppy conditions. Joining a number of products that are usually pulled out just for the Classics like Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Ghent-Wevelgem, and Strade Bianchi, the Pavés are now available for consumers.

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Available with either a Stainless or Titanium spindle Pavé pedals retail for $339 or $499 respectively. Each pair is hand built in San Diego, CA and includes special edition Pavé cleats. Claimed weights are listed at 188g for  titanium or 230g for stainless pedals per pair, with a pair of cleats coming in at 82g for 4 hole or 130g for 3 hole mounting standards. Like most Speedplay pedals, the Pavés use 2 cartridge bearings and 1 needle bearing with grease port per pedal and offer 0-15 degrees of unrestricted flee float. The titanium spindle does carry a 185 lb rider weight limit and all Pavé pedals are recommended for road use only – not for MTB or CX.

Available now.



Jeffrey - 08/13/14 - 9:25pm

I ride road, mtb, the occasional gravel grinder, and race cyclocross and I can’t for the life of me see why these pedals would be necessary or beneficial — especially at that price point and weight. Can someone explain it to me?

mudrock - 08/13/14 - 9:51pm

$500 for pedals? Only a fool spends that much.

Ripnshread - 08/13/14 - 11:26pm

The price is because they want to make them “elite”. Notice the bodies are made of metal, pbly cast steel. Why? To make them heavier. Why not make them out of long fiber injected molded thermoplastic? or cast Ti? Because then they would be WAY lighter than all the stuff they make now. Its the next evolution of the Speedplay pedal. They realized they didn’t need the entire lolipop to get the strength they needed for this design. 100 bit coins says they introduce “plastic” versions in the next year and the Zero goes away. I can not think of one reason why this pedal should cost one cent more than a comparable axle material pedal from another speedplay lolipop road pedal. Except bad marketing.

Chris L - 08/14/14 - 1:05am

Zach Overholt wrote: “Originally spotted on pro bikes as far back as 2010”

Ummmm…nope. Much older than – I think the first prototypes showed up at Paris-Roubaix back in 2004-05. Here’s a pic of a pair in 2007: http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2007/tech/probikes/index.php?id=/photos/2007/tech/probikes/ogrady_paris_roubaix/Stuart_OGradys_Team_CSC_Cervelo_R3_PR_Speedplay

reverend dick - 08/14/14 - 1:59am

Ripnshread droppin science like Galileo dropped a orange. Truth.

somedumbname - 08/14/14 - 3:16am

reverend dick – 08/14/14 – 1:59am
Ripnshread droppin science like Galileo dropped a orange. Truth.

Beastie Boys fan?

Gunnstein - 08/14/14 - 3:17am

Finally I can get an Iron Cross pedal for my Teutonic chopper bike. Now I just need to find a CE approved spiked Kaiser Wilhelm helmet.

Rico - 08/14/14 - 3:26am

I wonder if these/the cleats develop lateral rocking like the Zeros do. These might be even more sloppy like an egg beater, but who knows til you try.

pgm - 08/14/14 - 10:30am

That’s where I left my old pair of Coombe’s!!

BMANX - 08/14/14 - 10:50am

I already have my X2’s tuned to less weight than these and I can assure you that it did not cost me that much to have a lighter pedal. I do not think it cost me that much to do two pair thinking about it.

M.C. Slammer - 08/14/14 - 12:44pm

What about the “Sizer” mtb peddle? What happened?

Pedal Tapper - 08/14/14 - 2:34pm

It’s the Syzr. Apparently it didn’t make the cut.

Slow Joe Crow - 08/14/14 - 2:39pm

@Jeffrey, since you ride MTB, Gravel, and CX you probably use MTB shoes with SPD or Eggbeater pedals so these are worthless to you. This is a boutique product for roadies who want to pretend they are riding the cobbled classics.

Clive de Sousa - 08/14/14 - 5:49pm

Speedplay get it wrong again. Look or Shimano would still be better in the dirt.

mandatorycobblerider - 08/25/14 - 2:28pm

If you like the speedplay concept, the new design has an advantage on the zero pedal.
It is not the cobbles which are giving trouble to the pedal, but the dirt in between. As I have no choice to ride on these cobbles frequently (live in the area where the spring classics are ridden), the zero pedal gets stuck with fine material, and gives trouble to get clear from your pedal, or any pedal. But the price is way too high.

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