Sea Otter: Xpedo Thrust e power meter pedals

New pedal combines power meter functions in an easy to install and easy to move unit

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2015 Sea Otter Classic

The Thrust e uses ANT+ technology to transmit data.

The Thrust e uses ANT+ technology to transmit data (click to enlarge).

We have previously covered some cross-specific pedals from Xpedo, but at the Sea Otter Classic they were showing a cool, new high tech pedal called the Thrust e. These pedals have a built in power meter.

The Thrust e comes in four colors: silver, red, black, blue.

The Thrust e comes in four colors: silver, red, black, blue (click to enlarge).

The Thrust e is based on the Xpedo’s existing Thrust line of road pedals but these use a 6061 aluminum body with chromoly spindles. They have 3 cartridge bearings for durability and smoothness. They have a claimed weight of 385 grams for the pair, including batteries. The true magic is inside.

The silver portion of the pedal is actually a finely tuned pressure plate.

The silver portion of the pedal is actually a finely tuned pressure plate (click to enlarge).

The Thrust e uses a removable and rechargeable battery which is claimed to provide 150 hours of usage on a single charge. The battery comes with a recharger unit and an extra set of batteries are included. The batteries look like a cross between AA and AAA batteries. The pedals are designed for Xpedo’s Thrust 7 cleats (available in either 6 degrees of float or fixed) but they are also Look Keo compatible. The Thrust e uses ANT+ technology to transmit data to your head unit like a Garmin. They are easy to install and easy to transfer from one bike to another. The Thrust e also provides separate left and right power readings (unlike some current models of power meters on the market).

Features of the Xpedo Thrust e are:

  • Integrated Transmitter
  • Individual Left/Right Data
  • Integrated Cadence
  • Easy Installation
  • ANT+™ Wireless protocol
  • +/- 2% Accuracy
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • 385g per set

The Thrust e power meter pedals from Xpedo are available now and have an MSRP of $1100.00. They aren’t cheap, but no power meter system is.

At 170 grams a pair, these are the lightest pedals that Xpedo makes.

At 170 grams a pair, these are the lightest pedals that Xpedo makes (click to enlarge).

Also on display at the Sea Otter was the Xpedo’s high end Thrust 8 road pedal. These have a carbon injection-molded body with Titanium spindles. They are super svelte at 170 grams a pair, these are the lightest pedals that Xpedo makes. MSRP is $249.00.

For more information visit www.xpedo.com.

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

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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 Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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