Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) uploaded an image of unseen prototype pedals from SRM and Look to Twitter over the weekend.
The pedals are labelled as SRM PROTO KEO-G POWER and have a serial number of 000012, suggesting the pedals are still in the early stages of development.
Hansen is currently undertaking a training block ahead of lining up for the start of the Giro d’Italia, the Australian’s twentieth consecutive Grand Tour and an all-time record.
The pedals are based on Look’s popular Keo and feature both Bluetooth and ANT+ logos, suggesting functionality for both wireless setups.
Look currently produces the Keo Power Dual Mode Essential pedal-based power meter LOOK
Look already produces the 2016 Keo Power Dual Mode Essential Pedal System power meter, which appears to have a similar design excluding a dongle-like attachment, also seen on earlier versions of Garmin’s Vector pedals.
SRM produced this prototype Time pedal-based power meter back in 1988, before abandoning the project SRM
SRM produced a prototype pedal-based power meter in 1988, two years after the company’s first crank-based power meter prototype. The project was abandoned however over doubts about performance and accuracy, and SRM continued to focus on its popular crank-based meters for the next 30 years.
Look and SRM began their collaboration last year, with Look producing the carbon crank arm for the SRM Origin cranksets.
SRM has long provided power meters to teams and athletes at the top-level of the sport. However, for the 2018 season the German company’s presence has dwindled from seven teams to four at the WorldTour.
BMC Racing, Mitchelton-Scott and Trek-Segafredo all opted to switch SRM power meters for Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter for the season.
BikeRadar has contacted SRM and Look for comment and had not received a response at the time of publication.