Issi Trail Pedals Nearly Ready for a Spin

Photo c. QBP

Photo c. QBP

As one of the newest brands to QBP’s ever growing product line, iSSi pedals have been designed to provide options over the standard SPD. Introduced just before Frostbike, iSSi started with their colorful XC oriented pedal in 8 different colors. Weighing in at 312g per pair, the $75 pedals use single outboard bearing and inner DU bushing, but are also sold in an upgraded Duro version which uses dual outer bearings and a single inner bearing that replaces the DU bushing. iSSi pedals also have +6 and +12mm spindle options which are shipping now.

During Frostbike we were shown a very early prototype of their new trail pedal, which like more aggressive pedals offers a bit more support around the clip. iSSi was showing off new samples of the trail pedal at Saddle Drive, that while not completely finished, were looking much more complete than the original prototype.

Details plus actual weights, next…

The original prototype above had a chunkier cage that also included traction pins at the front. The new and likely production cage has a much more dynamic profile and of course comes in multiple colors.

Pedal Issi Trail pedal prototype mountain bike clipless (3) Pedal Issi Trail pedal prototype mountain bike clipless (2)

The trail pedal will also come in two versions with a standard bearing/bushing combo or the triple bearing Duro option. Pricing is said to be $95 for the standard, and $120 for the Duro, in 8 different colors. On the scale the standard or Duro version didn’t seem to make a difference with both pedals weighing in at 206g. There is a possibility these may still change slightly, but expect them to be available in the not too distant future.

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Comments

groghunter - 07/25/14 - 1:35pm

The perfect pedals for your Commencal

bono - 07/25/14 - 2:52pm

Aggressive pedal eh? Interesting. Like aggressive tread patterns and bikes, let’s break out the ole thesaurus, I don’t mean to sound like a dork but aggressive must be the most over used word of he last 3 years and enduro of course… Sigh

Alex - 07/25/14 - 10:24pm

They look nice but the big question is how they perform against the benchmark XT trail pedals?

Fred - 07/26/14 - 1:18am

@bono, I looked up synonyms of aggressive for fun. It’s pretty fun to insert other ones instead.

http://thesaurus.com/browse/aggressive

FastEd - 07/26/14 - 6:20am

What makes these any better than Shimano or other options?

Joe - 07/26/14 - 6:19pm

@FastEd These exist because Shimano decided to stop selling their pedals to distributors anymore so shops have to order them directly from Shimano. QBP probably sold more entry-level Shimano M-series and R-series pedals than anyone else in the country, so this product line partially fills the gap created by it.

Flip - 07/27/14 - 12:38am

Exactly what Joe said. Fortunately, the doom-and-gloom scenarios we all anticipated, where Shimano would have no pedals and we would be stuck selling these turds, never materialized. Shimano’s pre-season plan was solid, ordering is easy, and stock has been consistent all season long. Our last order of pedals was shipped directly from Malaysia, which is kind of crazy.

Since this strategy has been a success, expect to see it trickle down to other Shimano products, as they try to get a grip of worldwide pricing control. Hopefully soon, no longer will you be able to buy a 6800 group for less than US employee purchase price directly from Europe.

Big mike - 07/27/14 - 8:37pm

Vp and we’ll go have both been making pedals for a long time and they do a good job-rob.

Bono - 07/28/14 - 6:49am

@ Fred – yes there are some nice ones in there ‘bellicose’ ‘pugnacious’ pedals RULE!

JAKE - 07/28/14 - 10:44am

These will do fine because they are wellgo m-250 a wellgo is a leader in pedal manufacturing. FYI Shimano may have pedals in stock but how about their thin stock on everyday repair parts?????

Flip - 07/28/14 - 9:58pm

@Jake – I was speaking exclusively of their pedals. They have done a great job keeping shops stocked with them, but they’re not perfect in every regard. I agree it’s frustrating when, mid-summer, you cannot find something as simple as an Altus derailleur you need for a repair.

JAKE - 07/29/14 - 10:01am

@FLIP many of the distributors that got shafted have ample stock of the basic repair items. Just a heads up. Don’t feel you need to go to shimano when the distros have better pricing freight and terms.

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