It seems like 2011 is the year when pedals are experiencing a revival and Mavic is out to prove that all is fair in love and war with their 2011 Mavic Race SL Ti Pedal, which clocks in at an astonishing 220g total weight, a definite lightweight champion in racing bike pedals.
The Mavic Race SL pedal is as unique as can be. Equipped with an ultralight titanium spindle, this new pedal is as light as a feather but delivers the exact amount of force from your legs and feet right smack into the bike. Since the spindle was crafted using titanium, there are no weight limits on riders who can use this great pedal.
To make the pedal even lighter, Mavic has incorporated into the Race’s design the absence of wrench flats and instead has opted to use an opening for an 8mm Allen key.
The pedal in itself is made of aluminum for added durability and strength. Cleats are held in place thanks to a friction plate in the center of the pedal made out of carbon fiber as well as a carbon rear plate to hold the other end. Plate tension can be moved with the aid of a 3mm Allen key. Each one in the pair of pedals work like magic, using a cartridge needle bearing and two Mavic QRM sealed bearings.
Each pair of Mavic Race SL Ti Pedals you get comes with some serious extra hardware, including a pair of seven-degree float DuraCleats. The 2011 Mavic Race SL Ti Pedals can be bought for $250.00.