MagLOCK Bike Pedal: A Bike Pedal that Works for Riders Who Have Undergone Knee Replacement Surgery
Wasatch Bike Components LLC, creators of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal, which is available on Kickstarter.com
Salt Lake City, Utah, November 30th, 2016 – Since launching the first MagLOCK Bike Pedal last fall, start-up company, Wasatch Bike Components LLC, has received feedback from bike riders that its magnetic bike pedals work well for those riders who have undergone knee replacement surgery. The magnetic attachment technology makes it easy for riders to unclip, which is especially important for riders who have knee replacements.
“Clipless” bicycle pedals, for which a steel cleat attached to the sole of the rider’s biking shoe clips in and out of a mechanism in the pedal, are very popular with cyclists. They maximize pedaling efficiency and they help prevent riders’ feet from accidentally slipping off the pedals when going over rough terrain. However, people who have had their knees replaced find these type of pedals very difficult to clip into and out of because of the rotational motion of the foot required to do so. Dee Williams, who has had both of his knees replaced in the past year, said: “I have been clipping in to conventional clipless pedals for several years; however, when I had my knee replacement surgeries, I feared that I would not be able to clip out since I was not able to apply the same torque to un-clip as I used to. I found that the MagLOCK pedals make clipping out (and clipping in) very easy. So I can still get the benefits of clipping in and not have to worry about getting stuck in the clips.”
The MagLOCK Bike Pedals work well for people like Dee. “Not only is it easy to clip in and out, but the strength of the magnets keeps me clipped in when I want to be clipped in (rough roads, etc.),” says Dee. When clipping out, he pushes his foot out to the side, which releases it from the pedal. “I have been pleased with how strong they are while I am riding, but at the same time, how easy they are to clip in and clip out. The MagLOCK bike pedals work great for me.”
Other types of riders with impaired mobility have reported that the MagLOCK Bike Pedals are perfect for them also. A MagLOCK customer in Texas said: “after back surgery three years ago I had to give up my clipless pedals and shoe cleats because I can no longer twist my left foot with enough strength or sufficient motion to detach from the clipless pedals… My new MagLOCK pedals are great!! Much better than the toe clips and …… I can easily twist/slide off the pedal on my weak side!” Amputee Parker Eads explains how the MagLOCK Bike Pedals work well for him in a YouTube video. The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is a good safe option for those riders who are hesitant to clip in with traditional clipping pedals.
To highlight the benefits of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal for recovering athletes, amputees, etc. Wasatch Bike Components, LLC has started the #MagLOCKMobility initiative. Everyone is invited to post pictures with the hash tag #MagLOCKMobility on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show why they believe the MagLOCK Bike Pedal will enable their mobility.
For now, anyone can preorder a pair of the Vault MagLOCK Bike Pedals by pledging $80 (plus shipping) to the MagLOCK Kickstarter campaign. Shipping is estimated for May 2017, assuming the pedals go to production. They are available to be shipped to most countries around the world.
More information is available on the Kickstarter campaign site or the MagLOCK Bike Pedal website.
Amputee YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/bCAfz9G3PTQ
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