Hot New Flat Pedals from VP Components – Prototype and Actual
VP is working on a new high-end Vision freeride/DH pedal that’ll be 12mm thick at the center and 14mm at the edges, giving it a curved surface. No bearing bulge at the axle near the crankarm planned, which they can do because they’re developing and forging in house. Actual bearing system is still in development along with the all-new axle design. Will be fully user servicable and rebuildable, though. Slated for release at Interbike, in testing now. Should be a bit over $100.
For stuff you can actually ride now, and a few more prototypes, click ‘more’…
New 007 and 00X are currently available directly from vp-usa.com. Both use their existing bearing design from the VP59 pedals of three bearings on a forged chromoly axle. The 007 (blue) is designed to provide max grip in a flat pedal, made for DH/FR. The 00X has lower pins to have medium grip and made for urban riding or dirt jump, or if you’re running super grippy shoes.
New Goldsprint flat pedal is a little smaller but is made to work with new toe clips they’ve designed. This one’s a prototype, but it’ll come with a double leather strap and get a little (OK, a lot) more polish before hitting launch at Interbike. It’s designed so you can cinch down the straps and actually pull back on the pedal for things like bunny hops or sprinting for gold and such. The double straps will have room to slide in the top of the clip, which will make them independently adjustable for a better fit.
The VP59 gets a redesign, and the new axle-less DH-1 (below), both coming for Interbike.