First shown just over a year ago at the last Sea Otter Classic, xpēdo is finally adding the Thrust Arrow to their quiver of pedals. What is the Thrust Arrow? Well it starts with a Look Keo cleat compatible road pedal, but the thing that sets it apart is its adjustability. Not in terms of tension, but the ability to adjust its q-factor.
While adjustable q-factor may not be something everyone is begging for, there are a number of situations where it would come in handy. Whether for fitters looking to dial in someone’s foot position while on a fit bike, or a rider who wants to maintain the same q-factor on two different bikes with slightly different cranksets, the ability to adjust each side individually is what’s unique. Simply loosen the pinch bolt, move the pedal body to the desired position and cinch it down. Simple.
The pedals allow for an adjustability range of 53-59mm, and use three sealed bearings per pedal with a chromoly spindle and adjustable spring tension. Pricing will be announced shortly.
Getting bigger and more aggressive with their flat pedals, the new xpēdo Trident is their thinnest and most aggressive to date.
Completely flat, the pedal features 24 replaceable pins per pedal and will be available in Unicorn finish, or Ano Red, Black, and Apple Green in two months for $129. Note that the end cap has been redesigned to make servicing the pedals easier and now features a pass through to turn the cap with the shaft of an allen wrench or similar – not an allen fitting that was difficult to fit a tool into.
xpēdo has always had interesting color options, and those continue with two new additions to the Spry line up. Soon to be available in Gold Slick and Blurry, the aluminum pedals (needed for the special coatings) sell for $89.