Interbike 2016 – Speedplay’s Winning Year

While there wasn’t much new to check out at Speedplay, there was one thing we just had to share. When it comes to winning performances, Speedplay’s Zero Aero Pedal System has had a damn good 365 days (plus or minus a few weeks).


First up was the UCI World Hour Record under Sir Bradley Wiggins on June 7th 2015. Then they won both the Ironman 70.3 and 140.6 World Championships underneath Jan Frodeno (he also set the Iron Distance World record using them at Challenge Roth).


The UCI Women’s Track Cycling World Championships Team Pursuit Gold medal was won on March 4th 2016 aboard the Zero Aero. As well as four Olympic medals: Women’s Time Trial gold (by the inspiring Kristin Armstrong who we just happened to get a photo with), Men’s Team Pursuit gold (a world record), Men’s Omnium gold, and Men’s Omnium silver.

The whole list

The whole list

Finally, the women’s bicycle world speed record of 147.7 mph was set on September 13th, 2016 by Denise Mueller. And the United States UCI Hour record was set by Tom Zirbel just a few weeks ago on September 16th.

Speedplay Founder Richard Bryne talks aero with us

Speedplay Founder Richard Bryne talks aero with us

We often say that athletes may be paid to do what they love – but we don’t believe the majority would risk a championship or world record just to get a few extra dollars. Considering how many records and championships are being won aboard the Zero Aero pedals, we suspect there is a good reason why these athletes are all using them. Be sure to keep a close eye on for a full review of the Zero Aero pedal system along with all the other gear coming out of Interbike 2016.

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