Wednesday, March 06, 2013

V-Sixty Magnesium Pedals

At the end of 2011 I said that I would lay-off the the pedal-posts for 2012.  It was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but it seems my exaggeration was prophetic!  No pedal posts last year whatsoever.

Alas, here we go again!  The Salsa Beargrease I rented had platform pedals with spikes, and I could not get over how well my feet stayed in place without any kind of clip system.  I did a bit of research and found that Pinkbike completed some research on the subject of the pedalling motion.  The short summary of their findings reveals that the up-stroke is overrated.  When I add my own variables to this (commuting on a flat route, and enjoying the stability and confidence that quickly getting a foot down gives me) I knew that my search for the ultimate pedal was close.

Although I haven't installed them yet, I picked up a very nice looking set of V-Sixty magnesium platforms.  They are light and stylish and I think I got a very decent price.

I intend to use these pedals exclusively even when I finish my "off road" build.  I will swap the pedals between the two bicycles.

I do wonder how I will get a bent or broken pin out - but aside from the Paris-to-Ancaster race (in just over a month) I don't think I will have to worry about damaging anything on a routine commute.  


  1. I use similar pedals on my commuter bikes (even the fixed gear bikes)... and pretty much on every other bike, now that I think about it. I will swap to clipless pedals for some mountain bike rides, but not all of them.

    Clipless pedals seem more secure to me (and are my security blanket) on some fast, rocky trails. But, if I could only have one set of pedals, what you have there would work nicely.

  2. Where did you find them?

  3. Andrew, I got them in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Depending upon where you are this may or may not be helpful to you.
    Not too many folk who check in on my blog are local, but if you are, I can suggest that the guys at this shop seem nice and helpful. Plus the price was quite good.

  4. i switched to platform pedals for my commuting bike and have never looked back. no problem with generating power or pedal slip. good luck with them. they look sweet.