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Unlike other pedal systems, a rider’s power is transferred directly to Speedplay’s Syzr pedals through the cleats – whereas other systems rely on the spongy rubber lugs of the shoe sole to accomplish the same feat. Additionally, Speedplay use “Active Cleat Stabilization Technology” – in a nutshell, through much tighter tolerances, the connection between cleat and pedal virtually eliminates the play so common to many off-road / gravel pedal systems.
Speedplay’s Syzr pedals are the first off-road system to offer user adjustable float – up to 10 degrees. For those folks riding Speedplay’s Zero pedals, the float adjustment works in a similar way and is adjusted directly at the cleat.
Roller-cam technolgoy features in the Syzr cleat design to ensure consistent release, no matter the conditions. Because there is no metal-to-metal contact like other pedals, the ceramic roller-cams in Syzr cleats do not seize during release – additionally, the ceramic contact points are very durable.
Engagement – Speedplay’s Syzr use “target acquisition technology” – funnel shaped guides to steer the cleat into the pedal’s latching mechanism. Speedplay have optimized security engagement as well, by reversing the typical orientation of the pedal’s pivoting latch. This new design prevents accidental release during hard efforts because the rider is no longer pulling up against the latch gate.
When conditions turn bad, the Syzr pedals use Speedplay’s “Open Architecture Design”. This design feature prevents mud on the shoe sole from interfering with engagement and preventing the cleats from clogging or binding.
The Syzr system is best explained in our short video with Speedplay Founder and Inventor, Richard Byrne.
New for 2017 – Fixing Leg Length Discrepancies
Because of the unique design of the Speedplay Syzr pedal – two separate metal plates attached to a composite body – this separation between the two halves of the pedal allow for a system of shims to enlarge the pedal body.
Shims measure between 1mm – 2mm in depth and shouldn’t affect pedal engagement. The only limitation on such a system would be ground clearance.
Syzr pedals use precision needle and cartridge bearings and feature a convenient built-in grease-port for easy routine maintenance – just like their road pedals.
Available with five different spindle lengths for optimal pedal tuning and three spindle material choices – Chromoly ($US 165.00), Stainless Steel ($US 199.00) and Titanium ($US 389.00). Pricing is not yet available on the shim system.