We’ve all seen them on the bikes of a select few pros, and we finally got our hands on a set. They’re gone now, but we snuck them in for a few high resolution images before they were taken away from us. The “they” were a prototype set of Shimano Carbon Dura Ace pedals. We didn’t have too much time with them but what we can say is they are pretty sweet. Only a tad lighter than the current 7800 pedals, these new carbon variants are huge in comparison. They are at least 5 mm wider per pedal than the current 7800 pedals which means there should be no shortage of power transfer. I did get a chance to put a pedal on our trusty gram counter here and found one new DA carbon pedal to weigh a competitive 124 grams, putting the pair at just over a half pound. This makes them about the same weight as the Mavic SL Ti pedals. The bearings and spindle look to be the same as the current pedal, however the stack height looks like it may have been lowered. Otherwise the pedals seem similar in function to the current 7800 pedals. Here’s the images; check your twitter account for an update on when Artscyclery.com will be getting some to sell. Enjoy.