IB13: Prototype Flat Pedal from Tioga
On display at Interbike, Tioga had a set of prototype flats which closely resembled their exiting ultra-thin MT-ZERO pedals. No one said much at the booth but a sign next to the pedals put the weight at 570 grams. That weight is not particularly impressive in today’s weight conscious market but that’s the price you pay to run the thinnest pedals currently available.
When the company developed the MT-Zero pedals, they wanted the thinnest pedal they could design, so they removed the axle from its traditional location down the center of the pedal body, and replaced the entire system with one extremely beefy oversized bearing. The end result is a crepe thin dual concave design that measures 7mm at its widest and trails down to 4mm at its center. Because of how thin the MT-Zero pedal is, Tioga also had to spec a steel pedal body to ensure the MT-Zeros could endure a beat down, and even then they’re not rated for freeride or DH abuse.
From what we gather, this new set of proto pedals is a refresh of the original. While the MT-Zero pedals (which retail for a $100) have 5 sets of pins per side, this new pedal ups the ante by 3. That’s 8 pins a side for a total of 16. The new proto also appears to have a redesigned pedal body which hugs the ZEROaxle bearing enclose better in order to reduce the Q-factor.
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