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.”
“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.”
"...The replaceable grip tape offers best "grip" without risk of injury -
and without ruining expensive leather shoes. Even ridable with high heels..."
For the second time in a row our pedals won over the the jury at EUROBIKE, the renowned bicycle trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. This year it was the new MOTO Reflex Pedal that took the hearts by storm at the worlds leading competition in bicycle business and we were once again honoured with the Eurobike Award. This is the industry's acknowledgement for the steady advancement of our pedal systems and also one of the most important quality seals in the market.
Enter the night, reflecting the light of your city!
"The Pedals from Berlin label MOTO offer even during wet conditions a continuous grippy surface and a very effective power transmission. Also available with individual motives."
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
Velojournal Magazine Switzerland
"…. they have proved to be ideal for everyday life, they are the most comfortable pedal which the author has ridden yet…."