We’ve heard of clipless pedals, but the Ultralite pedal system from Ultralite Sports of Colorado almost seems like they forgot the pedals. At first glance this sort of looks like the deck of a flat pedal just broke off. But actually nothing has broken off. Instead the company has created what truly promises to be the lightest clipless pedals ever made. With pedals and cleats these weigh just 112 grams. As the photo above shows it is basically just a single barrel with absolutely no “platform.”
The cleats, which attach to the bottom of the shoes are made of lightweight nylon, so together it is a simple and lightweight system.
But there is a catch. Unlike traditional clipless pedals that work by pressing down with the foot, this requires a sliding motion from the side to attach to the spring-loaded barrel. This means there is a bit of a learning curve, and clipping out quickly might take some practice.
Additionally, because there is absolutely no platform of any kind, it might be impossible to ride in street shoes, while the cleats could be near impossible to walk on. But beyond that the Ultralight pedals might just be the thing for those looking to say some weight on their pedals.