With 16 steel and 8 aluminium pins per pedal and a pin-height of 4mm above the 100mm square platform (looks bigger to me) these will provide ample grip, but one slip and your shin will never be the same again! Not the lightest flat pedal out there but at 406 grams not the heaviest either. For reference, a Shimano MX80 is 500 grams.
The ball bearings/du-bushings feel solid and plush and up for a big Scottish winter riding!
RRP is 79,90 Euro.
Carbon Seismic bars with shock absorbing technology.
What’s that you say? Well these bars have had extensive testing in the EFBe testing laboratory to meet the challenge for less arm-pump without compromising the durability of the carbon bar. This technology has been developed over the last two years on the request of the Solid race team for a handlebar with the ability for self-damping. Looking forward to testing these out on the valleys steeper trails.
RRP 169,90 Euro.
Here we have the shock absorbing Seismic-Ergo grip. Now, when I saw these I thought those are going to be harder to hold onto than a greased pig in the wet! But maybe not here’s why – they have been designed to be used with the seismic bars and the special silicon foam grip has the best micro vibration filter and damping performance in their range.
The silicon foam compound not only softens the ride and takes out harsh feedback from the handle bars, it also offers superb grip in the wet. This grip is aimed for bare handed riders and the memory foam builds a great contact with your hand. I’m keen for some wet winter riding with these to see how they shape up.
RRP 29,90 euro.
Bars, grips and pedals fitted and looking great on the bike for the first test ride. My first ride didn’t go well due to rider error and play stopped mid way down on the first trail!
3 weeks later my head and neck are all good again and we’re back on it.
After a day thrashing around some of the more fun trails in the filthy slop I have to say that my fears about the smooth silicon grips were unfounded and they felt really good. No doubt this weather theme will continue now for the next few months so we’ll get back to you with a full low down on how the bar/grip combo feels re arm pump.
As for the pedals, feet felt planted – so far so good.