About this project
THE PROBLEM: Clipless bicycle pedals requires a specific cleat attached to either a mountain shoe or road shoe to attach the rider to the pedal. Unfortunately, these cleats often make it difficult to walk around in road shoes or mountain shoes. So, what do you do when the ride is over? Maybe a casual ride to a bar, restaurant or cafe is the next stop? Most riders don't want to wear their clipless riding shoes. This creates a new problem for the casual rider. It can be uncomfortable to pedal around with street shoes on top of clipless pedals. Most have no platform so the rider's foot pushes directly on the mechanism of the pedal creating uncomfortable pressure spots. Or the rider has to carry their street shoes around in a backpack or walk around in their clipless riding shoes. Either way, the options aren't great.
THE SOLUTION: FlyPedals are the simple, lightweight, and affordable adapter to convert your road or mountain bike for casual riding. Don't buy a second or third bike for the casual ride around the neighborhood. With one set of the best clipless pedal to platform pedal adapters on the market, you can ride around in comfort! FlyPedals work with every major clipless pedal on the market (road or mountain bike). Simply pick up a set of FlyPedals and the cleats for your bike; mount the cleats to the FlyPedal. The FlyPedal platforms easily clip-in and out of your pedals as needed. You can finally ride to your destination in comfort and style with your street shoes.
COMPATIBILITY: FlyPedals work with all Shimano SPD and SPD-SL, LOOK Keo, Keo2max, S-Track and Delta, Crank Brothers Egg Beaters and Candy, Time ATAC, RXS, and Clic, SpeedPlay and SpeedPlay Frog, Infinity Pedals, and ALL clipless pedal systems that use a standard 2 or 3 hole system. Adapt your favorite clipless pedals to platform pedals and back in just one simple step!
(Note: Time ATAC and Crank Brothers Egg Beaters & Candy require a separate adapter included at $45 reward level)
LIFETIME WARRANTY: Yes, you heard correctly, All FlyPedals received from Kickstarter Backers will come with a Lifetime Warranty! If your FlyPedal cracks, splits, or breaks in any way, we will replace your FlyPedal at no cost.
PRODUCT: FlyPedals are made with 100% aircraft grade aluminum. They are ultra lightweight, durable and small enough to easily fit in your pocket on long rides or around town. Individual weight 97 grams and dimensions are 90x90x11 mm
Risks and challenges
We need your help to fund the initial costs of the aluminum die cast mold, as well as the first production run, packaging and supplies. We have already designed and developed the working prototype, selected a supplier, and built a website for our business, but we need your support to make this a reality. We truly believe in this product and we want to finally bring this to the masses!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Definitely! Once your pedal’s cleats have been mounted to FlyPedals, they can easily be clipped in or out of your pedals without any tools. They will clip in and out about as easily as your road or mountain shoes. The shape and size allow the user enough leverage to get them in and out with relative ease.
Sure, but it is less likely than many platform pedals on the market. FlyPedals knurling on the platform surface ensure excellent grip to the sole of just about any street shoe. The deep ridges formed into the single piece aluminum platform provide exceptional grip and traction. You will be able to ride with confidence with the FlyPedals clipless pedal platform adapters.
FlyPedals are a universal adapter to convert your clipless road or mountain bike pedals into platform pedals that are comfortable to ride with any type of street shoes. FlyPedals allow you to keep your clipless pedals on your favorite road bike or mountain bike and ride it to a pub, a restaurant or anywhere else in the neighborhood in comfort with your street shoes. FlyPedals allow you to avoid the dilemma of either walking around in your clipless shoes once you ride to your destination or packing a pair of street shoes with you and switching shoes once you arrive.
Yes, FlyPedals are made of single piece of premium quality aluminum, which make for a stiff, lightweight and tough platform that can stand up to the abuse of years of riding and won’t weigh you down. Throw them in your pocket or your jersey. The all aluminum construction results in a very durable platform pedal.
YES! FlyPedals work with any clipless road or mountain pedal with cleats that use the standard 2 bolt mountain hole pattern or 3 bolt road hole pattern. Some of the most popular pedals that use these hole patterns are Shimano SPD and SPD-SL, Time Clic, RXS, and MTB, Crank Brothers Egg Beaters and Candy, Speedplay, LOOK Keo, Infinity Pedals, and MANY MORE.
FlyPedals are the only clipless pedal adapter that works with both road and mountain bike pedals (2-hole and 3-hole). They are the only adapter that is made with ultra lightweight aluminum and backed with a lifetime warranty. The bottom line: Plastic will eventually break, and most people won't always have the same pedal type. We designed FlyPedals to be the last clipless pedal adapter you will ever need.
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