Mavic hasn’t always just been renowned as the wheel building power house that it is; the company once turned its attention to pedals during the 80’s. But that didn’t go too well. So, for 2009 Mavic is at it again, recently unveiling a new range of pedals
We had a first look at Eurobike, but we’ve now got a few more details. In essence the Mavic design looks to echo that of early Look, with a pedal featuring a hook at the front and sprung jaw at the rear, with a three bolt cleat design. They’re actually a spin on the classic Jean Beyl-designed Look concept of 1984 – Beyl designed the first Look pedal, and later went on to launch Time.
Mavic will offer three pedals, to meet different price points. At the top, the Race SL Ti is claimed to weigh just 220g a pair, achieving that weight with the use of a titanium axle, carbon reinforced rear plate, friction plate and an aluminum body, along with the minimal design and much paring away of excess material. The pedals roll on two QRM bearings at each end, with a needle bearing in the centre. Mavic’s DuraCleats will offer either 0° or 7° of float (two cleats are available), and the release tension is adjustable.
All the same technology features in the more affordable Race and Avenir models, only with less exotic materials used to keep the price down. Weight is affected, though not hugely: the Race weighs in at 260g and the Avenir 290g.