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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.

“Enough with the boring yellow reflectors from last millennium: stylish reflective tapes have taken their place in ensuring improved visibility. The Moto Reflex pedal has already made a breakthrough with the EuroBike Award 2014. The plastic housing is nice and light. A non-slip contact surface ensures optimal power transmission even without biker boots.”

In the heart of Berlin, Germany, a city known for its colorful graffiti and artistic flare, lies Kreuzberg, a hub for artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and “lifestyle gurus” like Alireza Barjesteh the founder of MOTO Bicycles. “[Alireza] embodied urban bike culture since before the term even existed and still embodies it today,” stated MOTO’s website of its founder. With years of cycling experience under his belt, Barjesteh collaborated with a diverse team of cyclists, designers, and engineers to bring a set of beautifully designed pedals that are made to meet the needs of every cycling “urbanista.”

With the MOTO Urban Pedals, MOTO Bicycles embarked on a mission to reinvent the bike pedal. They created a practical, everyday pedal that uses a simple design while also lightweight and sustainable. The Urban Pedals use a sandwich construction method, which allows the pedals to be uniquely lightweight while maintaining durability. In systematically reducing the number of components, the MOTO Urban Pedals are sleek, safe, and stylish.

With a flat surface design, The Urban Pedal can easily be used with a wide range of footwear from trainers to heels. The continuous surface is coated with a strong, waterproof grip tape that gives the pedals excellent traction. “We experimented with some shapes like a concave one, we decided for a flat one, because we really got better feedback with this shape.”

In true urbanista style, MOTO Bicycles offers a variety of grip tape patterns and colors that allow you to customize your MOTO Urban pedals.

More infos: www.momentummag.com

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In April MOTO proudly presented the Viki Gomez "BMX Flatlander of the year 2013" signature pedal. Now we are proud to show, what Vicky developed, riding our MOTO Pedals: a next level pedal trick called MOTO PIVOT!

„Here is the promo video of my signature Moto Pedal! Always everybody wonder about the design of the pedals,this video shows one of the variations you can do with them! I ve never seen this trick done by anyone before so I call it the "Moto Pivot". Enjoy it! 

Thanx, Viki, we are even happier, that you enjoy our MOTOs like this!

A pedal trick, that MOTO head and professional Flatlander Ali Barjesteh was dreaming of years ago became reality – based on the idea to develop a flat pedal in 2007 called MOTO! 
We hope this pedal concept will motivate other riders in the future be able to use their bikes in new ways. Now our pedals go back to their Origin/to where they come from... Go on like this, Viki! 

Stoked On Fixed Bikes, Janury 2014, Page 52
"...This pedals look supercool as you can see on the picture, we love the wooden feature and the special grip makes you feel really safe riding your bike with those pedals"
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Electra Bike Europe 
 
CRUISER APPROVED!
Thanks to our Friends from Motobicycles! They look great on our STRAIGHT 8!

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’’While road cycling has optimized their efficiency with clipless pedals, little has been done for everyday, urban cyclists—until now 
...Made of weatherproofed laminated plywood with a replaceable grip tape surface available in a variety of patterns, the stylish Moto pedal offers a wide surface (92 x 77 mm) for more foot power for all shoe types and bare feet. At 320 g per pair and 15 mm thin, these could be the lightest and flattest platform pedals on the market. Thanks to its patented sandwich construction with embedded spindle, the Moto pedal eliminates the danger of riders being whacked in the shin by a spinning pedal.“ 

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Using Toe Straps

Ride any toe straps you like. You can mount straps with longer screws (M4 x 20 mm) and matching washers to the pedal, see pictures below. Our pedal has no pins, so it´s really easy to get in to the straps.In contrast to conventional pedals, where the sole of the shoe only has a few square centimeters of face contact, the patented MOTO pedal has a significantly larger, uninterrupted platform. The better distribution of pressure provides for a more effective transmission of power, and no pressure points after many hours of riding.
 
NOTE - Only use the connection points beneath the griptape designated for this purpose (see exploded diagram of pedal). Drilling holes into the pedal or damaging the body will result in loss of Warranty rights.
 

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