Long just a road brand, with updated models being announced just last week, Eric has just released his first mountain bike product – The Sampson Rock Pedal.
It’s an SPD compatible design that gets a hardened alloy body with heat treated steel entry/release mechanisms and a stainless steel top plate under the cleats. They roll on sealed cartridge bearings and chromoly axles. They’re designed for all around use, but skew toward cross country a bit. Tension has a micro-adjust screw to help dial the grab.
Weights are just 147g per pedal (claimed) and retail will be $99 when they come available February 2014. He’ll have a second MTB pedal coming a bit later in 2014, too.