FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Look unveiled its new S-Track mountain bike pedal to the press Wednesday morning. The pedal, named S-Track for single track, is targeted to a wide range of riders from cross-country to all-mountain and enduro.
It was developed following feedback the company received on its Quartz MTB pedal, which it launched five years ago, said Eric Vanhaverbeke, vice president of sales and marketing for Look.
Vanhaverbeke said the pedal offers the largest double contact surface on the market at 460 square millimeters. The cleat/pedal setup works with any shoe without any special setup. The stainless steel contact and elastomer pads optimize power transfer, he added. The pedal and cleat’s compact design also sheds mud easily.
Thierry Fournier, Look’s general manager, said Look focused on two improvements with the new pedal: better contact with the shoe and sole and strengthening the binding system. One of the complaints heard about the Quartz was involuntary release when riding aggressively, he said.
The pedal will come in three models, the S-Track, S-Track Race and S-Track Carbon Ti, ranging in weight, materials and price. The basic S-Track has a chromoly axle and composite body and deflectors; the S-Track Race has a chromoly axle, aluminum deflectors and carbon-reinforced body; the S-Track Carbon Ti model features a carbon fiber body and titanium axle as well as carbon deflectors. Suggested retail ranges from 59.90 to 249.90 euros ($75 to $313).
Bolt-on cages in alloy or composite that increase the contact surface even more are sold separately.
The pedals become available in November; the cages in January.