Sea Otter: Xpedo’s new GFX clipless DH and CXR cross-specific pedals

Also some highlights of the Spry and Jek flats and the M-Force Ti XC pedals

Cyclocross DH Pedals Sea Otter Classic

2015 Sea Otter Classic

The Xpedo is an all new clipless DH pedal with a retail of $129.

The Xpedo is an all new clipless DH pedal with a retail of $129 (click to enlarge).

Although not as well known as other pedal makers, Xpedo has been making pedals for more than 30 years and they are gaining in popularity. Their flat pedals are selling well, but they also have offerings for cross, XC and road cyclists (including a new road model with built-in power meter sensors). Here is a close-up look at their new GFX clipless DH pedals and their new CXR cross-specific pedals.

Side view of the all new GFX clipless DH pedal.

Front view of the all new GFX clipless DH pedal (click to enlarge).

Xpedo GFX – clipless DH pedal

The GFX is brand new for 2015 and it is the first clipless DH model for Xpedo. It has a latitude entry system spring engagement so the front claw points up and is easy to find. It has a wide platform with 4 pins per side. They are SPD compatible and use 3 oversized bearings. The body is CNC’d 6061 aluminum body and the GFX weighs approximately 450 grams a set. Retail is $129 and they will be available this fall. Available colors will be black, blue, and orange.

CXR cross specific pedal, 5 ano colors: blue, black, red, gray and orange.

CXR cross specific pedal, 5 ano colors: blue, black, red, gray and orange (click to enlarge).

CXR – new cross-specific pedals

The CXR is a cross-specific pedal with the weight distribution designed so it hangs in a position that is easier to find. The CXR has a large front claw to maximize easy entry under wet or muddy conditions. The body 6061 forged aluminum and the spindle is cromoly. It uses 3 cartridge bearings and approximate weight is 295 grams per pair.

We talked to Xpedo’s Brand Manager, Ken Yamakoshi who explained, “The CXR is designed for the cross rider/racer or gravel grinder who is looking for a lightweight, strong and durable pedal at an affordable price.” The retail of the Xpedo CXR is $109 and this pedal is available now.

Browse through the photos below for info on Xpedo’s Jek, Spry and M-Force 8 Ti pedals.

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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