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.
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.
Put structural efficiency to work for you with the new e.thirteen Staccato 8 platforms.
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
Custom water proof seals
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
Colors TBCThe 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.
Remember: you only get one race run