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Although they’re not due to be released until the end of this summer, I’ve got some advance photos and info on the new Ritchey Design WCS Echelon road pedal and the Pro Paradigm mountain pedal.
The WCS Echelon Pedal, MSRP $189.95, has a body made of 6061 alloy and a cromoly spindle with (adjustable) retention claw made of carbon-resin composite. Weighing-in at 233 grams, the WCS Echelon has great strength and durability for its compact size. The distance between the axle and body platform is extremely low which creates a highly efficient pedaling arc, especially in the top of the pedal stroke – almost eliminating the traditional “dead zone.” The pedal’s light-weight cleat provides a wide platform for greater support and foot comfort. You can read about Ritchey Design’s other WCS products at www.ritcheylogic.com.
The Pro Paradigm Mountain Pedal, MSRP $149.95, replaces the previous Pro V4 Mountain Pedal and has an improved bearing/axle system allowing for adjustability and service. Sporting a new anodized red body, the 255-gram pedal has a low-profile body-to-axle design for efficient pedaling. The dual-sided design has superior mud clearance and a stainless steel retention claw for easy entry and exit over the life of the pedal. More information about the Ritchey Design’s mountain pedals is available at www.ritcheylogic.com.