Local distributors of Ritchey, XLAB and Lauf Forks, Bicicletta are now introducing iSSi Pedals to the SA market. The genius of the iSSi Pedals are that they are SPD cleat compatible, meaning you don’t need to worry about changing your Shimano cleats on your shoes if you want to ride these pedals.
Internationally iSSi offer a few pedal styles, but locally Bicicletta will be testing the waters with the iSSi II model. They look very similar to Shimano’s Deore XT pedals and apparently even come in at a few grams less (316g compared to 343g) per pair. They’re also available in eight colours, feature a Bushing/sealed bearing combination to limit the need for maintenance, and they are available in three chromoly spindle lengths to customize fit: Standard (52.2mm), +6mm and +12mm.
Reviews of the iSSi II pedals have been pretty positive and Full Sus will report back as soon as we’ve tested a pair ourselves. You can locate your nearest iSSi dealer by visiting www.bicicletta.co.za, and expect to pay in the region of R1 150.