First Look | Speedplay SZYR Clipless Pedals
With the launch of their latest model, the SZYR, the specialists at Speedplay claim to have created the ultimate riding pedal for any purpose and with a pricetag that hits just under the 200 € mark, it would better be. Intrigued, we took an exclusive first look at these top-spec pedals that just scream technology.
Primed for cycling in all its glory, the SZYR pedals have been developed to suit all forms of riding, from road racing to downhill, and the manufacturers expended masses of time optimizing factors such as the power transfer from shoe to pedal, as well as the stability of the cleats when clipped in.
A closer look at the pedals reveals that no stones have been left unturned on the hunt for pedal perfection. The pedal is finely milled, and the Open Architecture Design makes it easy to clean, guaranteeing that performance won’t suffer in filthy and foul conditions.
Thanks to the Micro-Adjustable Float Technology integrated in the cleats, the shoe has a 10° range of float on the pedal without clicking out, which should prevent mountain bike riders from losing the pedals on rough sections. It also gives your feet a touch more freedom to find the ideal position on the pedals. The Target Acquisition Technology should also ease the act of engagement too, as the cleat’s form has been optimized to reliably slot into the pedal.
There’s a ceramic roller built into the pedals, which works independently of the weather conditions to guarantee seamless engagement and disengagement of the cleats. As it rolls rather than binds, the friction between cleat and pedal stays the same and the power transfer remains unaffected.
Both the titanium (275g, 399.95 € RRP.) and stainless (312g, 199.95 € RRP.) models of the Speedplay SYZR are available now.
More information at speedplay.com.
Words: Martin Stöckl Pictures: Robin Schmitt