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.
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.