Moto Bicycles from Germany had these on display at Eurobike, and they looked sweet, but I was rushing past to hit meetings and didn’t have time to get details then. Now we do.
Called the Urban Pedal, it’s a metal spindle in a composite base with real wood surround and grip tape cover. The idea is to make something beautiful for commuter bikes that’s also very functional and comfortable. The large platform provides plenty of surface area, and a very low stack height keeps your feet where they should be. The grip tape cover should last about six months with regular use, and replacements are available in several patterns and colors. Or, hit up your local skate shop and customize them.
Hiding inside the good looks is a very trick adjustable length spindle. Pics, video and more below…
They’re just 1.5cm tall, pretty good by any standard.
The lack of bearings might be cause for concern, but they’re the brainchild of a former pro BMX rider who’s been testing and using them on his own bike and under other trick riders. Here’s the video, which also shows the nifty width adjustment:
Retail is €155 for a pair. Check them out and order at MotoBicycles.com.