Cranktip pedals debut in Australia

More leverage and power at a lower heart rate, company claims

Cranktip pedals are new on the scene, with a unique dual swing-arm design that produces a few novel benefits, the company claims. By effectively adding leverage on the downstroke, the Cranktip pedal increase power and efficiency with a notable reduction in heart rate, the company claims. BikeRadar saw these pedals at the Tour Down Under in Australia, home to the new pedal company.

The system moves the foot 12mm lower and 16mm further forward than a standard pedal, the company states. As a result, the user will have to adjust their saddle accordingly.

Former pro rider Henk Vogels is now Cranktip CEO, and is in Australia speaking with WorldTour teams about the design. 

The system moves the foot 12mm lower and 16mm further forward than on a standard pedal, the company says: the system moves the foot 12mm lower and 16mm further forward than on a standard pedal, the company says
The system moves the foot 12mm lower and 16mm further forward than on a standard pedal, the company says: the system moves the foot 12mm lower and 16mm further forward than on a standard pedal, the company says

The pedals certainly aren't light. We weighed them at 780g. Compare that to, say, a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace pedals at 250g. And they aren't cheap; retail is set at US$499.

Beyond the claimed increase in leverage and thus power, Cranktip says the dual-swingarm design lessens fatigue as it can "directly dampen and dissipate irregular forces".

Stay tuned for a review on Cranktip pedals once we get a set in for test.

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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