We like a good Kickstarter project here at road.cc, and this one really stands out. MöBIUS Cycling’s Infinity pedal is an extremely minimalist and lightweight pedal design, the work of engineer Sam Hunter, his first cycling product, and sets out to create a pedal that is really easy to engage and disengage.
Sam has sought to design a lightweight and simple pedal design that solved frustrations he had with existing pedal systems and their lack of simplicity when it comes to clipping in and out. He's certainly succeeded in creating one of the lightest pedal systems around, the regular steel version weighing just 236g, and that’s including the cleats. A titanium version will drop the weight down to a claimed 190g.
There’s just one moving part in the engagement mechanism. This contributes to the lack of weight, it should be a very durable pedal system as there appears to be very little to go wrong with it, or wear out. It also looks rather easy to engage and disengage, judging by the video posted on the website. They say the pedal can be easily serviced to keep it running in good order.
The pedal will offer 5 degrees of float with an 18 degree release angle, and according to the Kickstarter page they’re looking at ways of making this user adjustable based on customer feedback.
We’ve seen a few interesting pedal designs crop up in recent years. I’m reminded of the Ultralite, a claimed 112g pedal that we wrote about back in 2012, which is itself similar to the AeroLite pedal.
That idea of putting it on Kickstarter in the first place is to see if the product has legs based on whether it hits the funding target. The funding goal is $85,000 goal, they’re currently at $48,053 with 47 days to go. They have 314 backers. If you’re interested, the cheapest current pledge option is $149, which gets you a set of pedals in a choice of black, red, green or yellow colours. It’ll cost $35 to shop outside the US.
Provided they hit their funding goal, which we reckon they will, they will be delivered in September. More at www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099765898/the-infinity-pedal
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.