I was looking for something at YouTube and accidentally, I stumbled across these very interesting Darwin pedals. News worthy for several reasons that I think we'll all agree on are obvious upon first glance. Note-ably right off is the beefcakes frame and how features are situated.
3 Versions of this pedal appears to be available on ACD's Unlimited website.
These pedals are also initially Belt-Drive out-of the box if I read it correctly. There does appear to be an option to turn these into Direct-Drive. From ACD's Unlimited website
I knowingly chose a belt drive. It offers more smoothness and less gyrating mass in comparison to a chain. Also, the belt is more flexible – it bends, but doesn’t stretch.
The belt was developed in collaboration with a German strap producer. It’s made of a thin mixture of nylon and kevlar and features a layer of neoprene on its support surface. The strap is smooth, high-tensile and absolutely wear-free and can be fixed at different positions on the foot board. Thus the height of the foot board can be optimized independent of the whole drive.
The geometry of the cam offers a defined tearing edge, which, if necessary, can be intensified or dampened by twisting the cam. By emphasizing the tearing edge, the beater is additionally speed up on the last part of its rotary motion.
Due to the belt drive you can’t just twist the cam, but you can also adjust it continuously from round to an eccentric pulley. In combination, both parameters offer many possibilities to alter the running characteristics to your personal preferences.
Price for these pedals are follows in EU
Single Darwin -- EU 520,00
Double Darwin -- EU 1.150,00
In closing I can leave you all with 2 video sources. Very curious to hear everyone's opinion here. Website / contact information below videos.