German company Acros
joins the pedal war with their high end A-Flat pedals
. The new pedals feature a larger than average platform and use a combination of allen head and set screws to keep your feet in place. Inside you can see all the specs and pictures, as well as find out how we got on with them!Read on...Acros A-Flat Pedals
The larger than average platforms added a degree of comfort when things got rough
German company Acros
is well known (in Europe anyway
) for their excellent headsets and hubs, but now you can add pedals to that same list. The new A-Flat pedals ooze quality. The machined body has been pared down to just what's needed, but the A-Flat's have a large platform size that measures in at 103 mm x 95.6 mm - something those with big feet will appreciate. They are not the thinnest pedals out there, but their 20 mm (measured at the end of the pedal body
) height is less then a lot of other options. Nine pins per side work to keep your feet planted until you're ready to move them, with those on the vulnerable leading and trailing edges being allen head screws that thread in from the opposite side. The remaining pins are set screws. The one bearing and one bushing combo, along with the tension screw assure that the longevity of this pedal is of true concern when it was manufactured. At 466 grams per set they may not be the lightest, but they will likely outlast most of the competition for smoothness and durability. They come in either White or Black.
Acros A-Flat pedal details
- Extruded aluminum body
- Cro-mo axle
- 9 pins per side (4 set screws and 5 allen head screws)
- Body size: 103 mm x 95.6 mm
- Thickness: 20 mm
- Two color options: black (shown) and white
- Weight: 466 grams
- MSRP $149.99 USD
We liked the Acros A-Flat's big platform that gave our feet a large and comfortable feel. While its surface area is only slightly larger than my personal pedals, I could easily feel a difference between the two, especially when I switched back to my own pedals. The pin layout seemed to provide plenty of grip, none of us slipped a pedal at any point while using the A-Flats, but keep in mind that all of us in the office use Five Ten's sticky soled shoes. They have been spinning smooth from day one, despite a wet spring season of riding and too many post ride pressure washings. All of the pins are still where they belong and the pedal body is in relatively good shape despite a few heavy hits on some immovable rocks. Speaking of catching pedals, the sightly larger width (not thickness
) may have contributed to an extra pedal strike here and there during the test, but I've enjoyed the larger platform enough that I'm personally willing to look past this.
The body and pins have survived well despite a few heavy pedal strikes
|I was a big fan of the large platform, especially when the terrain got fast and rough - but that same large platform may have contributed to a few extra pedal strikes - Tyler Maine |
Acros parts are distributed by BTI
in North America.
Visit the Acros website
to see their entire lineup.