BeBop’s unusual design turns the more conventional method for pedal/cleat engagement on its head by placing the spring retention in the cleat, rather than the pedal body. An obvious benefit is that the design is exceptionally light.
The basic model, with cro-moly spindle, (£74.99) weighs just 210g per pair, and if you’re prepared to go to the top of the tree, the titanium-spindled version, (£239.99), are an even more scant 150g per pair.
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The design offers a low, 11mm stack height plus there is plenty of free float to assist alignment. Low friction needle rollers and sealed cartridge bearings are used across the range to ensure smooth rotation and durability.
The cleat uses a two-bolt mounting like that found on mountain bike shoes – if you wish to walk in your cycling shoes, that could be a real plus.
Also available is an adaptor for three-bolt pattern road shoes and a full bearing rebuild kit.
Bebop with stainless steel spindle. 195g or 270g with cleats.
Bebop with Cro-Mo steel spindle
Bebop cleat set 75g inc. hardware