Absolute Black, makers of the lighest functional centerlock rotors on the market, released this image of a prototype ultralight flat pedal. Unfortunately, the company will focus on several new plans for decreasing the weight and maximizing the functionality of their existent rotor line up before turning their attention to this project. Weight goal is 240 grams.
From the sketch it’s hard to determine, but I’ll wager its running either a set of igus bushings on both sides, or a ball bearing outboard and igus inboard. The axle appears to have a larger inboard diameter that might not accommodate an inboard ball bearing.
The pedals has 20 pins, with the outside set being longer than those closer the axle, which will make the pedal feel slightly concave. Overall, its a very unique pedal in appearance, with thoughtful details throughout. I can’t wait to see the first physical prototypes in the future!
Bonus: a sketch of the prototype Absolute Black chainring. I’m not one to get super excited over chain rings, but the unusual cut outs and ramping on this model certainly look good.