With #aeroiseverything being one of cycling’s current vogues, it’s perhaps no surprise that we’re now seeing aero pedals, most notably from Speedplay.
Among other things, Speedplay previously claimed its Zero pedals to be the most aerodynamic on the market – that is, until the dimpled singled-sized Zero Aero model was released.
We’ve yet to see any wind tunnel numbers so can’t pass comment on the Zero Aero’s aerodynamic advantages, but for what it’s worth, Bradley Wiggins chose the Speedplay Aero Pedal (and Walkable Cleat) for his ridiculous 54.526km hour record.
How much difference do you think an aero pedal can make?
As with a golf ball, the dimpled surface is said to create a turbulent boundary layer of air, which should speed airflow. Dimples are not a new idea in cycling and have long been used on wheels, helmets and even some clothing. Combined with the Walkable Cleat though, there’s no doubt that the Zero Aeros create an ultra sleek profile.
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