Wednesday, April 02, 2008

3 Mavic Road Pedals

Mavic has a long and colorful history in cycling. From first introducing aluminum rims to the Tour de France in 1935 to venturing into carbon fiber spokes a few years ago, they seem to be at the forefront of what makes us riders move fast.

Mavic may believe its cup has overflowed and now wants to seek business in other areas, which is probably why they are rumored to introduce a new set of clipless pedals that will apparently be compatible with Look's Keo Cleats. A pair of the steel-axle version is said to weigh 288 grams.


But why were their earlier pedals discontinued (the 646's licensed by LOOK) ?

Source : SPEEDPLAY Museum

Interestingly, they are also set to go into their own line of cycling footwear,apparel and accessories for 2009. Whether the pedals will hit the markets then remains to be seen.

Watch this neat video from Mavic's J.P Mercat (Head of R&D) on the engineering behind the R-Sys wheelset. We also hope he has a peek at the failure page.


  1. Man Ron,

    Where do you find this stuff. I don't know anyone that can get more done in a week besides you... kudos.


  2. I agree... you are a busy man. Great info!
    I know the best thing I could do to improve my bike is to upgrade the wheels. I have no allegiance to any particular brand and I wonder what's the best route for me. I know I can rule out the really expensive ones. so what's my best option without spending more than what my bike cost? '07 Specialized Tarmac

  3. Don : Your comment on upgrades made me think of an Eddy Merckx quote. See the next post.


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