e.thirteen introduce the Staccato 8 flat pedal.

Jun 19, 2008
by Jordan Holmes  
We first saw images of these pedals a few months ago but were put under a spotlight and told if we let anything slip then the guys at e.thirteen would recreate the James Bond/ Daniel Craig chair scene from Casino Royal on us!Dave Weagle and his crew at e.thirteen never seem to stop when it comes to new designs, innovation and creating new ideas; ‘thinking outside the box’ and ‘pushing the envelope’ are daily occurrences at e.thirteen HQ.
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e.thirteen[/L] is ready to announce what they plan to be a new revolution. Platform pedals have mainly used the same design since the 1980s, but in-keeping with the team's core principle of structural efficiency, e.thirteen have re-thought the bicycle pedal from the ground up; resulting in a truly unique, innovative new product. Since 2002, flat pedals have been a vaporware project at e.thirteen; prototypes have been built, tested, and shown, but until now none have been intended for sale.


The Staccato 8 project is the result of several years of research and collaboration with some of the world's top riders. At the heart of the Staccato 8 platform is a new patent-pending bearingless axle system; this system reduces weight and assembly time, and eliminates the possibility pedal bodies separating from spindles. Adjustable rate pedal spin and fully sealed and serviceable guts top off this groundbreaking design, and with removable impact resistant pedal platforms and a high-strength aluminum core, the design will set a new standard in light weight and impact resistance. It doesn't stop there: an anatomical platform and pin design that conforms to the foot in multiple directions provides the perfect balance of traction and foot placement. The Staccato 8's super thin 17mm profile and 5mm thread anti-strip traction pin design means no more broken off pins or destroyed pin threads.


As one can imagine, a host of the innovations in this groundbreaking pedal design are pending patent in the USA and Europe: Don't even think about it. Smile

Put structural efficiency to work for you with the new e.thirteen Staccato 8 platforms.
Features:
Dave Weagle designed
High strength Aluminium core
Patent-pending bearingless axle system
Adjustable rate pedal spin
Interchangeable impact resistant pedal platforms
5mm pin threads with 2.5mm allen key adjustment
17mm profile
Custom water proof seals
Under 450g
Patent-pending anatomic concave foot centering faces
Variety of platform sizes and pin lengths
Ti axle and magnesium body pedals in the works
Available late 2008
Price TBC
Colors TBC

The e.thirteen technical support van is coming to a race site near you this summer.


The new e.thirteen tech support van has been kitted-out to deal with a heavy race schedule while still looking good in the paddock so everyone knows we're there to support any rider using our product. Fresh from its first trip to the Fort William World Cup and still full of dust, the e.thirteen tech support van can be found at any UK NPS or National Championships where support will be offered to keep any e.thirteen rider on track. If you're racing and need any help at all or just want to make sure that your device is set-up correctly for optimum performance, then be sure to drop by the bright orange VW Transporter in the race paddock where our tech support guy will hook you up.

<i>Remember: you only get one race run</i>

Remember: you only get one race run




66 Comments

  • + 17
 Over-engineering at its best.
  • + 3
 true
  • + 3
 ^^^^^^^^^^^
Its basically job security, I'm sure there only patenting there design, not the idea in general, If someone copies there idea, then makes it slightly cheaper, they're screwed out of years of R&D, and if it works that well and someone wants to pay for the patent, good for them, they make a lot of money off of it.
  • + 2
 they have adjustable rate pedal spin on other pedals, like my atom lab GI double bushing pedals. Great idea, but why put a philips screw driver cap on it instead of a 6mm hex key? I think most bikers carry around hex screws and not screw drivers.
  • + 2
 Phillips sucks, but slotted is even worse... Atomlab pedals are crap too IMO. I had a brand new pair of trail pimps that blew up the first day I rode them. Then, I had to harass them to do any customer service for me, and all they did was send me a washer and spring clip. Thanks guys. That really makes up for the grease and parts all over the place and covered in dirt.
  • + 2
 slotted is better - you dont need a screwdriver. rocks, pocketknives and change will do in a pinch
  • + 2
 I can't believe they are patenting a bushing-axle combo and a concave pedal face! That's really low. Kinda like Specialized owning the four-bar linkage. TOTAL CRAP. Just because you can pay for a patent, doesn't make the product patentable. What are the small companies to do?
  • + 0
 thats dick head dave weagle for ya.
  • + 1
 small companies need patents just as much if not more. Small companies have to be innovative and good if they want to survive. If there weren't patents, than a small company would make something amazing, than a large company would just take it and make it cheaper. You act like everyone in this massive multi billion dollar industry should just spend years of r&d and than just give all that information away. These things are all patentable, if a company comes up with a new design, no matter how big or small, should they not be allowed to make money off it? if that company is hardu p for money, or is going out of business, they have every right to sell that design they worked hard on. If you would prefer it the other way. move to china, where you innovative idea will be taken and used by whomever the government sees fit and you will make nothing.
  • + 2
 and also, you have no idea how specific those patents are. I have no idea who dave weagel is and don't own a single e13 product, but if nobody else ever thought to patent any of that stuff, than the other companies are idiots. All the other companies have patents out the ass, they just don't mention them.
  • + 1
 Lol this is funny. straitline.blogspot.com/2008/06/long-over-due-tech-tip-for-0607-pedals.html If it is patented then why is there gear out already from years ago? dunno, all the patent talk just pins the industry down even more. I say i patent air. wheres my money?
  • + 2
 if i hated myself and wanted to die, i'd most definitely buy these pedals. whats weagle going to patent next, his vagina?
  • + 1
 had welgos dmr v8 n v12 and also shimano dx (think i got the name right) tbh i havent liked any of them they all rattled after a while n the pins werent long enough for alot of grip (i like extremely grippy pedels). yeah i guess some dude might pipe up n say i should have changed the bearing or some other shit like that but after spending around £30+ on something i expect the f-in things to work without me havin to fu-k with em.

currently im using a pair of tioga surefoots on my shocker dh and they are by far the best set of pedels i have tried, in my oppinion.

(i do think these e13 pedels look sweet btw Big Grin )
  • + 5
 price?
  • + 35
 between $1 - $1000
  • + 6
 Sicklines had a preview of those pedals a few weeks back and they said e13 did not have the price set quite yet but mentioned that they will be price competitively with other pedals out in the market. So their guess was between $90-130.

www.sicklines.com/2008/05/28/preview-ethirteen-staccato-8-pedals
  • + 0
 azamat
  • + 1
 i want a pair or 2 of those pedals!!
  • + 3
 Nice...But too mcuh "tech" on it so they are not simple anymore Frown
  • + 2
 i liked this story but what i liked the most was the opening sentences. pretty funny and the pedals look sick by the way
  • + 2
 Sick! I've been thinking about ditching my 50/50 for a while now so I reckon I might just hold out for these bad boys.
  • + 2
 These will match perfectly with my mint green 409!
  • + 2
 those things look awesome
  • + 2
 WOOF!!! Boggin' Honkin' etc............
  • + 2
 how does the adjustable rate pedal spin work?
  • + 0
 My guess is that there is a tapered bushing instead of a bearing. Lame...
  • + 0
 yeah for the money i would go through 3 sets of wellgos before i get a set of pedals that are really expensive. and yes i do ride.
  • + 0
 the bearingless axle system sounds a little like the straitline pedals build. i wonder how it'll compare
  • + 1
 ^^^^^^^^^ How do you spell job security???? P A T E N T
  • - 2
 uhhh, bearingless, really, ..., rather unlikely, given that the foot shall bear on the pins, and the pins on the body, and the body on the spindle -- upon which the body shall spin.
  • + 0
 read the article... "At the heart of the Staccato 8 platform is a new patent-pending bearingless axle system"
  • + 2
 nice
  • - 3
 I like my kona wah wah pedals. They're lighter and work well without breaking the bank. wellgo mags are still one of the lightest out there (at about 150 - 200 grams lighter than these e-13 ones. they look good though. they'll fit in with all the kid dirt jumpers where it's all about bling and not about performance
  • + 2
 WOW ... !!
  • + 1
 really sick pedals!!! =]

I like it
  • - 1
 That red adjust thingy gonna get ripped off or mashed it should be recessed
  • - 1
 It doesnt stick out that much
  • - 1
 with pedals like straitline and the new fly pedal- you better have a helluva pedal to say its innovative
  • + 1
 Nice ! Smile
  • + 1
 i pretty like
  • + 0
 i was def hoping it was a new type of transmission
  • + 0
 will still buy v12's though.
  • - 1
 I have a pair of white V12's and they rule! I'd never buy anything else... (except Straitline Smile )
  • + 0
 any idea of release dates
  • - 1
 HA, told you they were pedals Big Grin
  • + 0
 That looks awesome
  • - 1
 v sixty makes a pedal that's 190g of something for 80 bucks
  • + 0
 that is hell beastly
  • + 0
 Those look awsome
  • - 2
 Sorry but thats 1 ugly pedal
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