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MOTO Urban Pedal
The pedals are one of the three points of contact between rider and bicycle. The more efficient this interface, the better the rider’s ability to convert muscle power into propulsion. This is why clipless pedals are used in competitive cycling, but these are not practicable for everyday use. Conventional platform pedals generally fail to provide optimum power transmission, and urban cyclists know how painful it is when your expensive leather-soled shoes or high heels slide off the pedals and you hit your shin.
The MOTO Reflex Pedal got a “Special Mention” award from the German Design Council at the German Design Award 2016. The German Design Award ranks among the most renowned design competitions in the world, being highly regarded far beyond its field and expert group. Due to the award’s unique nomination process only suchlike products, which stand out for their design quality, are invited to participate.
MOTO Bicycles’ Reflex Pedal boasts a simple yet ingenious shape and functionality. “Be safe in style” is more than just a slogan for the spring born pedal – it’s the core principle of MOTO’s developments.
Form doesn’t just follow function in this case, it meets it at eye level.
MOTO's pedals are simple and beautiful. The fact that it’s the second time that we’ve been nominated for the German Design Award clearly highlights that. The reflective MOTOs already received a coveted prize at the Eurobike Award in 2014, which was a great honour. This year, function and technical innovation are the main focus of our Reflex pedal, so we’re all the more delighted – it seems the design of the new MOTO pedal is just as convincing. Even just the nomination itself for this year’s German Design Award is an acknowledgement accompanying us on our journey.
“The 15 millimetre-thin MOTO Urban Pedal is made for everyday use. A griptape ensures secure grip even when the pedal is wet, or whilst cycling with leather soles. Sharp pins, notorious for causing injuries when slipping off, are also replaced for a smooth ride. The 160-gram pedal consists of two supporting decks made out of glass-fibre reinforced plastic, all tightly encompassed in a wooden frame. At MOTO Bicycles, we ensure that only the necessary materials are used, and that a good balance is found between product benefits, environmental and economic factors.”