We start this week giving some support to this genuine project to develop the best commuter bike pedal by Crank SLC and Loki Cycles, a bicycle company based in Salt Lake City (Utah - USA).
They are launching this product called "The Lux Pedal", and here you have the Kickstarter project website to support this project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lokicycles/the-lux-pedal-the-best-commuter-bike-pedal
Loki Cycle’s Lux Pedal is a performance commuter pedal that integrates a built-in adjustable strap with the overall pedal design.
Dissatisfied with the current foot retention options on the market they set out to design a pedal system with the efficiency and security of clipless pedals that also allows you to wear whatever shoes you want. With their redesign, you no longer have to worry about your footwear on your daily commute around town. Using pedals with a hold and durability you can rely on for a casual trip to the store in high heels or ripping through town on your fixed gear.
The pedal is designed for durability - made of super strong nylon plastic and uses an aerospace-grade aluminum cage to provide extra support and strength. The tread pattern has been pushed from the classic perimeter to the balls of the feet to provide better grip. The pedal has also been balanced to hang at an easy access angle, with additional toe flip grips for easy access.
An ergonomically designed, adjustable nylon strap capable of holding up to 5,000 lbs provides support for any style shoe. Designed for the harsh conditions of fixed gear riding, but comfortable enough for a cruse in sandals. The strap is easily adjustable with one hand on the fly.
The strap is made out of water resistant nylon fabric with a cushioned protective sleeve designed to keep your foot safely in the pedal without scuffing up your shoes or smashing your toes like traditional metal cages.