Don't feel rich enough to keep up with the weight weenie arms race? When it comes to pedals, don't fret, as the Shimano 105 PD-5700C Carbon Road Pedals are the perfect means to lighten your bike without prohibitively lightening your wallet. While previous renditions of Shimano 105 pedals featured an aluminum construction, the PD-5700C version replaces metal with lightweight carbon fiber that correspondingly results in a sleek and svelte 285-gram weight for a pair. Weight-wise they're within striking distance of most higher-end pedals on the scale and they actually use much of the same technology as Shimano's more expensive Dura-Ace and Ultegra pedals. So what's the difference? The 105 pedals use a chromoly axle and bearings, instead of the titanium or ceramics found in Dura-Ace and Ultegra. If you're racing on a budget or just want to get up and over those hills a little faster then these are the pedals that belong on your bike.
Carbon fiber pedal body is lightweight and stiff
Large surface platform gives you plenty of area to push against for a more stable pedal stroke
Chromoly steel spindle is light, tough and stable
Steel wear plate protects the pedal from your cleats
Low maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit
Tension adjustment lets you control the release pressure