The Bythlon Pedal does not lock you in. You can pull out any time without having to unlock or overcoming any spring resistance. Bythlon pedals are a solution for those who aren’t focused on perfecting the ultimate pedal stroke. Although the pull method is a common conversation topic, there is much published research to challenge whether the pull method is applicable to the cycling style of > 95% of cyclists.
One pedal weighs 144 grams (5 ounces) and the cleat plates weigh 43 grams (1.5 ounces). The pedal’s width is 3.5 inches (89 mm), length 3.2 inches (84 mm). The total axle length is 89 mm, the axle part that protrudes the crank is 77 mm. The pedal’s centre distance to the crank is 52 mm.
The pedal body is made of a lightweight polyamide (PA) glass fiber compound. The axle is made of durable Chromium Molybdenum (Cr-Mo) Steel. The axle system is using a bushing and a bearing.The cleat plate is made of two materials: The cleat plate body is made of fiberglass and the tips of the cleats are Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) to prevent sliding on smooth surfaces.
No, the patent-pending Bythlon technology is proprietary. You can’t use another system’s cleat or pedal.
The Bythlon system works with every road bike shoe that has the standard three threaded holes in the soles that work with Shimano SPD-L, Look, Keo and others. Bike shoes are generally divided into two groups. One is for road bikes and has a triangle configuration of three threaded holes that are used to mount the cleat on the sole. The cleat protrudes the sole. The other one is made for mountain bikes and has two recessed threaded holes. A mountain-bike cleat can be mounted recessed, which makes it a bit easier to walk.
Yes, you can use them if they have the standard three threaded holes.
It is made in Taichung, Taiwan, where most of the world’s high-end bike components are produced. It is designed by Bythlon’s German development team and manufactured by a renowned company with many years of experience producing pedal systems including Peloton and Cube.
Not at the moment. We found that the vast majority of riders prefer a floating configuration that allows a few degrees of freedom for the feet to tilt when biking. They find that this releases stress from the knee and hip joint.
Yes, we recommend ordering additional sets of cleats not only for extra bike shoes but as well to replace cleats that may wear over time eventually. Bythlon cleats are made through a patented two material production process with exceptionally durable materials for the cleats’ top but as is the same for every cleat, they will wear and tear, especially from walking on hard ground.