Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Platform Pedals

Everybody who races knows you can go faster with your feet clipped in. It makes sense. You can pull up and push down at the same time. But when you’re just out for a cruise you don’t really need that kind of acceleration. So why not equip your everyday bike with a nice pair of platform pedals. You’ll get more comfort and support when you break out your favorite kicks. Here’s as few nice options.

The MKS Sylvan Touring pedals are a classic. I’ve used the same pair for years with nary a creak. And since they are designed with removable dust caps it’s a breeze to re grease the bearings.

The MKS Stream pedals are based on the same design but a bit narrower.

If you want something a little bit fancier the Touring Lite is where it’s at.

If you like a super grippy classic mountain bike style pedal the Soma Downie MTB platform pedals are tops. With sealed bearings and Cro Mo spindles, they should keep you spinning under the harshest of conditions.

For extra style points check out the Sylvan touring in Copper.

If you just prefer having something to hook your foot into a Half clip gives you the feel of a toe clip without being strapped in.
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