SILCA has announced a new range of titanium cleats, these 3D printed cleats for cyclists who don’t mind dropping a few dollars and gambling on the chance they will last longer. It might be fairly easy to mock this idea on the cost alone but SILCA believes its cleats should be more durable than the traditional steel or brass versions as well as trimming some grams.
Shipping by 11/24. Cut the weight of your cleats in half while getting 4x the life expectancy. Brass cleats are soft and wear quickly, while 3D printed titanium is much harder and half the weight.SILCA WEBSITE
These cleats are made specifically from 6/4 titanium that is slightly less hard than the steel generally used pedals and, Silca claims, 2.25 times stronger and 3 times harder than standard cleats. SILCA believes this will allow you to get 300-400% wear life compared to brass cleats, however we’re not sure about what this means (if anything) for pedal wear as a trade off.
These cleats have been manufactured to fit most common gravel and mountain bike pedals but SILCA believes they will be of most benefit to cyclocross riders and others who spend a lot of time off the bike.
Check out more SILCA 3D printed tools and components here.