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.

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The bike magazine Cycles tested flat pedals in their issue 3/2018, with MOTO participating with its Reflex and Urban Pedals. And guess what? In the test, they reached number one and two, respectively!

 In 1st place, the editors chose the Reflex Pedal. Large treads, secure footing, good workmanship and value for money were the deciding factors for the achievements of the Motobicycles flat pedals. The Urban Pedal scored particularly high in terms of features, workmanship and function, which lead it to reach 2nd place – with a total of eight pedals in the test. The selection of test products specifically included pedals that are chosen for everyday use.

Both pedals offer the best combination of performance, safety and appearance. Safety is ensured by the large footprint and the grip tapes, which remain no-slip even when wet. That’s why, the Platform Pedals with grip tape are also editor favorites – they’re optimally suited for almost every type of shoe, making them ideal for everyday use.

Last but not least, both Moto pedals stand out for their good looks, making them the perfect accessory for modern urban bikes!

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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.

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For the online magazine Velomotion, Andreas Waldera’s put the MOTO Reflex Pedal to the test – an intensive field test. He quickly became a modern tarmac rebel himself: “The grip on the MOTO Reflex Pedal is fantastic from the very beginning, completely independent of the shoes worn or weather conditions. For those who are in a rush through the urban jungle: be it a bunny hop or a dart down the stairs, it won’t let you down– nice and stable! Thanks to the flat surface of the pedal, the cyclist is assured a comfortable ride and driving sensation, even with shoes that have thin and soft soles. The MOTO Reflex Pedal offers the modern tarmac rebel a good grip in all driving situations – of course in dry weather, but also when it’s wet. The fact that pins are avoided in the design means the shoes, as well as the shins and trousers are spared. The grip on the pedal is entirely convincing, and though it does require a minimum of maintenance, the simple construction means that the upkeep is easily and quickly done:

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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.