Cyclists looking to improve their riding performance and improve their pedaling may be interested in DNJA 2-Step Cleats launched via Kickstarter This month to raise the required funds needed to move from idea to production. The unique design offers a set of cleats that can change between front and rear positions, adding 20% more efficiency to your riding, the creators say. “Experience new ease on tough and/or long trails“.
Early pledges at special rates are now available for the innovative project from around $55 or £48 (According to current exchange rates)offering a massive discount of close to 38% off the retail price, while crowdfunding is underway on Kickstarter.
The two-step cleats are a direct upgrade from the regular cleats and are the first of their kind. On top of the same functions as the regular cleats, they also have an “energy saving mode” by allowing you to change the position at which your foot is locked into the pedal. The front position and rear position differ by an amount Only 13mm.But don’t let this small difference fool you.The result results in a 20% more efficient ride.While the front position provides the same cutting position as regular cleats, the rear position pushes the cleats back to enter “energy saving mode.” Read on to find out How does this innovation work?
DNJA 2-Step Cleats
If DNJA’s two-step campaign successfully raises the required pledge target and the project is completed smoothly, worldwide shipping is expected sometime around November 2022. To learn more about the DNJA’s two-step cleat project, play the promotional video below.
“Pedaling used to require engagement of all the leg muscles – the glutes, thighs, and calves. But of these groups, the calves are the weakest muscle and therefore the most susceptible to cyclist fatigue. As the popular saying goes, “You are only as strong as your weakest muscle.” Two steps to solve this problem with the rear mode, which we like to call “energy-saving mode”. When the cleats are pushed back, you engage a little bit more calf muscle and more big muscles like the butt and thighs. This gives cyclists an option to launch, as it requires Less pedal pressure.
“Once we swapped out the traditional cleats for the two-step cleats, our rider was able to ride significantly faster during an uphill portion of the road. We were still collecting test data but we noticed cyclists cross the finish line faster with the two-step cleats.”
For a complete list of all available pledges, extended goals, additional media and technical specifications for bike cleats, go to the official DNJA two-step crowdfunding campaign page by clicking on the link below.
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