It may have taken a long time for it to arrive on store shelves since we first saw the SYZR prototypes, but Speedplay’s new off road pedal is finally spinning. A big part of the delay was figuring out how to build a pedal that offered the same level of energy transfer as their road pedals, but in a design that was walkable and dirt friendly. To accomplish this, the SYZR uses metal on metal contact between the cleat and the pedal rather than rely on the rubber tread blocks of your shoe to transmit power. Combined with their unique cleat with adjustable float and ceramic rollers for easy in and out and you have an interesting take on an SPD style pedal.
Now that the stainless and titanium versions have been shipping, Speedplay is offering up a more affordable chromoly version as well as one of the most comprehensive spindle length programs available…
With the only difference being the chromoly spindle, the base model uses all of the same bearings and parts as its more expensive siblings. The slightly heavier pedal will sell for $165 per pair.
Since fit is a big concern to many, Speedplay is making the SYZR available with four custom spindle lengths of 50, 53, 59, and 65mm in addition to the stock 55mm spindle. These can be purchased as individual pedals, single spindles, or in sets of two (spindles) making the process of finding the correct length easier and less expensive. The stainless SYZRs will be available to retailers in any combination of spindle length for a slight upcharge as well.