The Pedals are one of three contact points between you and your bike. The more efficiently this contact point can function, the better your muscle power can be harnessed to propel your bike.
With the MOTO pedal, you will experience a new dimension of cycling. Be it in sneakers or high heels, dress shoes or barefoot, come rain or shine – you can always expect maximum comfort and safety from your pedals.
Working with a team that included engineers from the aerospace industry, the company spent four years developing a bike pedal with a difference. Not only does the MOTO Pedal tick all the boxes in terms of safety and optimum power transmission; its attractive, slimline design. Its sculpted lines and light weight have been achieved by systematically reducing the number of components.
Secure stand and direct riding feeling through ultra-flat design
Adjustment of the pedal surface to the crank with patented bearing
Frame made of high quality plywood, waterproof glued and sealed
Best grip through grip tape surface even with smooth soles, barefoot or with in wet conditions
Interchangeable grip tape
Load-bearing shells made of fiberglass reinforced plastic ensure maximum stability
Pedal surface without pins and spikes avoids injury
Lightweight: only 370 g per pair
Surface size: 76 x 92mm
Pedal thread: 9/16"
The design: ingeniously simple
All this is possible thanks to the elimination of unnecessary components and the deliberate use of lightweight, sustainable materials. Manufactured in Germany, exclusively from high-quality materials, the MOTO Pedal features a patent-pending sandwich construction developed using cutting-edge engineering expertise. Two load-bearing shells, enclosed in a wooden frame with rounded corners, in turn enclose an solid axle. The load-bearing shells are made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic with a honeycomb structure, which ensures a good balance between rigidity and weight. This construction technique is widely used to add strength in the aerospace industry and in high-performance sports equipment. Applications include gliders, yachts, surfboards, skis and snowboards, all of which have to withstand great stress.
The bearing and axle retention systems, which normally consist of separate components such as ball bearings and circlips, are fully integrated into the outer load-bearing shells. An additional feature is the ability to adjust the length of the pedal axle by 5 mm, which has likewise been built into the load-bearing shells without adding any components. In the event of a crash, four grooves on the exterior of the pedal axle distribute any excess forces equally over a large surface area, thereby dampening their impact. This means that, even in extreme circumstances, the pedal will not be destroyed.
The pedal surface is continuous, the designers having deliberately avoided using any pins or metal to minimize the risk of injury. Strong grip tape ensures safety and excellent adhesion, preventing painful slips even with smooth leather soles in wet conditions. The pedals weigh in at just 370 g per pair and are a mere 15 mm thick, thanks mainly to the systematic use of materials. MOTO Bicycles is committed to using only practical materials, and to striking the right balance between product benefits, environmental sustainability and cost.