Ultralite Sports Launches Lightest Bike Pedal on the Market

Ultralite Sports enters the road cycing market with the lightest pedal. Ultralite will debut all products at Interbike trade show booth #37096.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

(Carbondale, Colo.) September 13, 2012—Ultralite Sports is pleased to introduce its clipless road cycling pedal system. With a unique, innovative design manufactured entirely in Colorado, the complete Ultralite pedal system—including pedals and cleats—weighs just 112 grams, over 100 grams lighter than any other pedal system on the market. Ultralite will introduce two pedal models at the Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas: the Cirrus TI and the Nimbus STL. Ultralite pedals will be available to consumers in November 2012.

Former Garmin-Slipstream ProTour rider Will Frischkorn has been testing Ultralite pedals for the past several months. “You can't help but be impressed when you first see and hold the pedals,” he says. “However, it's the lower rotational weight, the ride quality and the increased power transfer the pedals deliver that really makes them special.”

Founded by Masters road racer Bill Emerson and product design engineer Neal Beidleman, Ultralite Sports seized an opportunity to rethink existing pedal designs. Rather than rely upon a bulky cleat and large, heavy pedal platform, Ultralite pedals feature a one-piece spindle with two independent barrels that secure the cleat. The aerodynamic cleat is made of lightweight, yet durable nylon.

“Clipless pedals have basically remained unchanged since Bernard Hinault popularized them during his 1985 Tour de France win,” says Ultralite president and founder Bill Emerson. “Today's rigid road shoes allowed us to develop a pedal system that is much more minimalist and lightweight while delivering maximum power and efficiency for everyone from the pros to recreational riders.”

Ultralite pedals allow for customization based upon a cyclist's weight, strength and preference. Two different cleat options offer four degrees of pedal float or a zero float/fixed position for competitive riders. Likewise, cyclists have the option to replace the pedal's standard spring with a low tension spring for easier engagement with the cleat, or a high tension spring for the most secure connection.

Ultralite Sports will be exhibiting at Interbike booth 37096. For dealer appointments please contact Bill Emerson at bill@ultralitesports.com. For a media appointment, contact Mike Shea, michael.shea@backbonemedia.net. For more information, visit www.ultralitesports.com.

Ultralite Pedal Specifications:

Cirrus TI
Price: $395
System Weight: 112g (pedals 72g, cleats 40g)
Spindle: Titanium (6al/4v)
Pedal Barrel: Anodized Aluminum
Plunger: Anodized Aluminum
Spring: Light and Heavy options available
Cleat: 4º float and 0º float options available
Cleat screws: 3mm hex (M5x8)
Maximum rider weight: 200 lbs

Nimbus STL
Price: $295
System Weight: 146g (pedals 106g, cleats 40g)
Spindle: Tempered Steel
Pedal Barrel: Anodized Aluminum
Plunger: Anodized Aluminum
Spring: Light and Heavy options available
Cleat: 4º float and 0º float options available
Cleat screws: 3mm hex (M5x8)
Maximum rider weight: 300 lbs

Related

Ultralite Sports Wins Outside Magazine “Gear of the Show” Award

(Carbondale, Colo.) —Outside magazine awarded Ultralite Sports with a prestigious Interbike “Gear of the Show” award for its Cirrus Ti pedal, an innovative and lightweight new design in cycling pedals “As a complete system, including pedal and cleat, the Ultralites weigh ...read more

BigShotLogo

Big Shot Bikes Launches Custom Cruisers

(Fort Colllins, Colo.)— Big Shot Bikes, maker of design-your-own single speed bikes, is expanding its offerings to include customizable cruisers. The Big Shot Cruiser, with a starting price of $364, comes in two frame styles with a myriad of component color combinations as well ...read more

Packtowl® UltraLite by MSR

Packtowl UltraLite is the lightest, most compact microfiber towel on the market, perfect for camping, travel, or any situation where weight and space are at a premium. It absorbs water quickly and dries in a snap. Available in four sizes and two solid colors. ...read more

Therm-a-Rest® LuxuryLite® UltraLite Cot™ Wins Award

Therm-a-Rest, the Seattle-based leader in premium outdoor comfort, announced it won an OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD for its new Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite® UltraLite Cot™ at the 2012 European OutDoor Trade Fair. The LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot was recognized for its degree of innovation, ...read more

Therm-a-Rest® Luxurylite® UltraLite™ Cot wins ISPO Gold Award 2013

Therm-a-Rest is honored to announce it has won an ISPO GOLD AWARD 2013 for its new Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite® UltraLite Cot™ at the recent 2013 ISPO Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot was recognized for its revolutionary design, light weight, comfort and ...read more

Road Warrior Sports to Launch Sport Trailer at Outdoor Retailer

APPLETON, WI - December 12, 2011 -Road Warrior Sports will launch the Atlas 8, a multi-function sport trailer for family adventures and epic outings, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City January 19-22. The Atlas 8 (MSRP: $5,695.00) uses two compartments to ...read more

Therm-a-Rest® Acquires LuxuryLite®, the Maker of the UltraLite Cot

Therm-a-Rest®, the Seattle-based leader in premium outdoor comfort, announced today its acquisition of the LuxuryLite® brand and its top-selling products, the UltraLite Cot and Mesh Cot. The addition of this new product line extends Therm-a-Rest's market leadership to a new ...read more

Manzella Answers Demand For Lightweight Gear With UltraLite Series

In response to the dramatic growth in demand for packable, lightweight, non-restrictive gear, Manzella is introducing the UltraLite line, offering maximum performance with minimum weight. With careful selection and placement of fabrications Manzella is able to offer its “less ...read more

ARC_ 3_4_View_Black

ElliptiGO Inc. Unveils the Arc – Company’s Lightest, Most Affordable Elliptical Bike

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 8, 2015) – ElliptiGO Inc., creator of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, unveiled today the ElliptiGO Arc, the lightest and most affordable bike in the company’s lineup. The Arc features a completely new design built on a sleek aluminum frame. With ...read more