Keywin was born in New Zealand in 1983. It was the brainchild of John Winkie, a compulsive competitor with a sporting career that spans five decades across a range of sports.

Keywin was the first to pioneer the “twist-out release” principle now adopted by virtually all pedal makers. The design was enormously successful. In conjunction with Look, Keywin led the charge toward a wholesale change to "clipless" pedal systems in the late 1980's.

Since then, many other manufacturers have followed the lead but none has managed to duplicate the lightweight, performance and practicality of the Keywin design.

Qarv Imports, LLC began as 2005 as the sole U.S. distributor for Rotor. Since then, several product lines have been added, including EVOC bags, Enduro bearings and now Keywin Pedals. 

Qarv Imports, LLC is owned by Kervin Quinones, a bicycle industry veteran.