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 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 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.
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.