Initially intended for Rinko (the Japanese system of disassembling bikes for train travel), MKS “EZ Superior” Rinko pedals have two parts. A stub attaches to the crank like a normal pedal. The actual pedal attaches to this with a fitting similar to an air hose. To attach or release the pedal, turn the outer ring and push it toward the crank. The ability to remove the pedals quickly and without tools (or dirty hands) is useful not only when packing bikes for travel. It can be useful when the bike is stored in a narrow space. It also makes it easy to change pedals on your bike. You could commute all week in street shoes on platform pedals, and then swap in a set of clipless pedals for a weekend ride. The release tension of the US-B Nuevo pedals is set in three steps using a small wrench (supplied), making it easy to match the tension on both sides and on both pedals.
MKS US-B Nuevo Clipless Pedals, “EZY-Superior” Rinko
The Rinko version of the US-B Nuevo pedal allows removing the pedal without tools in just seconds – convenient for travel, to store your bike in tight spaces, or if you want to ride with clipless pedals one day and with platform pedals the next. The US-B Nuevo is a top-of-the-line clipless pedal with superbly smooth cartridge bearings. The retention system is similar to that of the Time ATAC pedals, and the cleats are interchangeable. Two metal bars engage the cleat that has the same 2-bolt mounting pattern as SPD cleats. The advantage of this system over SPD pedals is greater float with no self-centering, making these pedals a good choice for riders with knee problems. The super-smooth cartridge bearings will keep them spinning smoothly for years to come. Includes one set of cleats and hardware. Also available in a standard, non-Rinko version.