Burgtec Announces MK4 Composite Pedal

Apr 4, 2019
by Burgtec Limited  

PRESS RELEASE: Burgtec

When we started this project we had a simple goal. Make a best in class composite pedal just like our Aluminium MK4 Pedal.

Uncompromised grip, rugged durability, the same sculpted simple lines, fully backed up with spares and at an affordable price.

The body is an Injection moulded construction of Nylon and Fibre Glass. This makes it tough against impact yet allowing cheaper production to impact less on your wallet. When we set out to build this pedal it had to have everything you’ve come to expect from a Burgtec pedal. Unrelenting grip and durable internals. The body is modelled exactly around our MK4 Pedal. We used the same depth concave and pin placement as the MK4 to achieve this. Just like its big brother its fully serviceable and all of the pins are replaceable for when things get rowdy.


MK4 Composite Pedal Details
• Nylon and Fibreglass Body
• SCM415 Chromoly Axle
• Fully Rebuildable Internals
• All replaceable steel pins
• Recyclable
• 376g for the pair
• £39.99 RRP
• Currently available in black only.
• Available in all good Bike Shops.
• Contact: Burgtec


Josh Bryceland at Chiba Bike Farm

The pedals are available in black right now. The full range of colours Red, Blue, Purple, Gum, Orange, White and Yellow will be dropping at the end of the month.

burgtec.co.uk


MENTIONS: @burgtec



87 Comments

  • 50 1
 Having used loads of flat pedals over the years, I will never go back to alloy pedals. Composite pedals are lighter, cheaper and take almost as much abuse as alloy pedals. Yes they don't look as nice, but pedals take a lot of abuse so they all look scruffy after a while. These burgtecs look sweet for the money!
  • 24 0
 And they don't make as terrible a sound when I mess up and scrape them. I really see no disadvantage.
  • 6 0
 If they end up being about thirty quid with a discount why would you buy anything else.
  • 16 0
 Also they don't change colour (to raw alu) when you scrape and bash them.
  • 8 5
 I agree. I have the same experience with Composite One Ups VS alu One ups.
  • 8 15
flag jeremy3220 (Apr 4, 2019 at 4:26) (Below Threshold)
 @dannyboybiker: Maybe as an extra precaution for riding DH or maybe it's psychological but I do prefer alloy for riding bike parks.
  • 7 0
 Also stick some Ti axles in these bad boys and you're gonna have a relatively light, relatively cheap pair of pedals.
  • 8 3
 It would actually be cool to see a solid resin version of mallets. Shimanos failed in that department but only because they had a really thin platform and that floating mechanism so they were cracking easily.
  • 6 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I second this motion.
  • 5 4
 @jeremy3220: The larger diameter pins on the alloy are still better too.
  • 3 1
 After racing a day of enduro on one half of a nukeproof electron i switched back to alloy, at least for racing
  • 7 1
 @MarcusBrody: alloy is easily and readily recycled.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: love the oneup Composites
  • 6 1
 It's a nice surprise when, every now and again you see an article headline and expect it to be another carbon thing costing $2000 or whatever, and are pleasantly surprised. I like the look of these, yo.
  • 3 2
 I snapped some Kona Wah Wah composite pedals in half after maybe 3 or 4 rides. I've never seen that with alloy.
  • 5 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I actually am in the same boat with you. Ran the Alu OneUps for the last 2 seasons, but always have had flats. I'm tired of a pin bending, or mushrooming (smashing on a rock), and when you back it out of the body (on their style and a few others) it takes the threads in the body with the pin. Then you can't put a pin there anymore.

This was the main reason that I was drawn to their composite pedals... SHCS and Nyloc nut. Those screws provide awesome grip because of the sharp threads. Bend one? No problem. Grab another screw and nut from the hardware store. I actually hopped on McMaster Carr and purchased a set of 100 stainless screws/100 stainless nuts for something like $10 and replaced all the steel ones that came with the pedals.

If they last me through a season of DH I'll be very happy. Any longer and it's a bonus for me.
  • 5 0
 @dannyboybiker: going straight in for the discount.. brutal.
  • 4 1
 Can’t recycle composites though
  • 4 0
 @jeremy3220: I get that man, but at the same time we’ve been using composite in bmx for what seems like a decade now. Pedal grinds, stalls, major cases, sessioning off ledges to flat, countless bike bails, all that crap and abuse in bmx daily use and the pedals hold just fine. And super cheap to replace WHEN they all eventually bust or wear out.
  • 2 1
 Plataform size?
  • 3 0
 @endurocat: 102mm Wide 18mm Tall 105mm Long 2.8mm Dish(Concave)
  • 3 0
 @Rubberelli: you're doing it wrong...........
  • 1 0
 @mkotowski1: put em on your grocery getter....
  • 2 0
 @mkotowski1: I read somewhere else that Burgtec say the composite they use is recyclable...
  • 2 1
 @krashDH85: not just that. Plastic ones have pins that suit me better. Both are really good pedals in my books, but I prefer the plastic ones a bit more.
  • 3 0
 @ollypack: they may say that, but your local recycling center will probs throw them in with the trash
  • 1 0
 I'm almost there with you but I feel like the plastic pedals hang up more on strikes vs their metal counter parts that glance/slide off of impacts better.
  • 1 0
 @mkotowski1: Nylon 6 (which is what the majority of these pedals are made from) is extremely recyclable. There's a solid chance the pellets that became a pedal were originally commercial carpeting, for example.
  • 3 0
 @mountaincapitalpartners: Correct, but once you suspend other fibers in that Nylon it makes it so you can't recycle it in the same manner.
  • 2 0
 @millsr4: I'm all for recyclability, but how many pedals do we think actually end up being recycled (aluminum, composite, or otherwise)? Given how many pedals we go through (for me, it's one pair every several years) and the amount of material involved, recyclability of pedals seems a somewhat odd decision making metric though I guess every little bit counts.
  • 1 0
 @MarcusBrody: I never said that I cared that these plastic pedals aren't recyclable I just said that they aren't... I have run nylon pedals on my DJ since I don't have to deal with rock strikes on that bike. But then again I do think that every component that goes on a bike should be looked at from a recycle-ability stand point, especially since people buy new bikes every season these days. This is actually reason #3 of why I will never buy a carbon frame, cranks or handlbars... Wink
  • 1 0
 @MarcusBrody: You're not wrong Marcus. Thinking back, every set of pedals I have had in the past ten years is still going on my bike or the bike I sold them on, to my knowledge. I have two pairs in ziploc bags upstairs. Not one pair has been recycled or binned that I know of.
  • 27 1
 The burgtec "council flat".
  • 3 0
 haha, like it.
  • 2 0
 Champagne on a beer budget! Spot on! Poverty spec all round!
  • 8 2
 @ Konyp (22 mins ago)
yup you shred it up and make fenceposts with it. still recycling as it makes a good material for making bulky things out of for low cost. they look like marble snot and are made of all sorts of plastic.

technically pretty much anything is recyclable. you can grind up carbon frames and use them as filler in tarmac for example...
  • 8 1
 The asbestos of the future!
  • 3 3
 Just out of interest, do you guys manufacture the aluminium Burgtec pedal for them?

I remember seeing a picture of one of their pedal bodies on your manufacturing website thats all.
  • 2 0
 Technically anything is pretty much “reusable” but I get your point.
  • 4 1
 As a bulk filler, almost any solid waste is recyclable. The use cases however are limited and there is a variety of problems. What I understand as true recycling is re-usability at the level of steal and aluminium; the used product being a non-inferior source of material for a new product of the same type. Small composite items like pedals have a microscopic chance of being recycled at a communal facility, especially if still assembled.
  • 3 2
 @SuperstarComponents - static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6cb99aace864bfafe0b280/t/5a76eeb371c10bcbfb744478/1517743803271/IMG_3795.jpg?format=750w

Not sure why somebody has downvoted me for suggesting this - you can clearly see the burgtec body in this image.
  • 9 0
 @justanotherusername:
It's Jack from Burgtec here, I can 100% confirm that Superstar make non of our products.
  • 2 2
 @jack-sprogis: I did think as much - take a look at the picture in the link above, I am sure you will agree that the part finished pedal looks pretty much identical to yours, maybe the pic was taken from your manufacturers or something - I suppose its a question only @SuperstarComponents can answer.
  • 4 1
 @justanotherusername: That it does, but it isn't our pedal Rolleyes Very confused
  • 4 1
 @justanotherusername: when machinimg stuff, it tends to be done on one side than the other. These are half finished, still need the other side done.
  • 1 1
 @jack-sprogis: I just noticed the picture a while back so thought I would ask the question, obviously its not anything to do with you guys so clearly answers that question!
  • 1 3
 @fussylou: Thanks for that, a big part of my day job (10+ years of experience as a part owner) is in CNC manufacturing which is why I was looking on Superstars manufacturing site at their rather impressive array of interesting machinery - I am quite aware that the image shows just one side being machined but not sure why that changes the question?
  • 2 0
 @jack-sprogis: If that's not your pedal are there fakes floating around??
  • 2 1
 Hello. To be clear we don’t make Burgtec parts. Unfortunately we can’t discuss clients projects due to commercial NDAs.

We do manufacture for lots of other people both inside and outside of the bike industry. But most people won’t let us discuss this publicly.

The guys at burgtec ive known for years and they are great guys. While I would love to manufacture their parts, they are owned by a big machine shop so they can do most of their parts in-house

I’m interested to see how well the plastic pedals go down for them. From my point of view we can’t give our ones away, but that’s probably as aluminium nanos are such a good product! @justanotherusername:
  • 7 0
 I like the part where they state the size of the pedals!
  • 3 1
 Actually, large pedals are damn nice. Like the latest Cbros.
  • 7 0
 @WAKIdesigns: oh, I’m all about the largest pedals I can get. Love my T-Macs/Vaults. But the article fails to state this important info. There’s big.....then there’s BIG. Plastic pedals for the wood skatepark are much appreciated!
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: the Stamps? The large Stamps are awesome.
  • 1 0
 Can see these selling well for Burgtec, probably the nicest composite pedal shape available at the moment - the One-Up is a little too flat / convex for me.

A nice, efficient earner for Burgtect too, no CNC machining / finishing / anodising / assembly etc in the UK just pop them out of a mould in the thousands and get them shipped in to the uk assembled, like it - Imagine the initital investement was in tooling was pretty tasty though.

As someone said above if you can get these at the usual 10% or so online seller discount they will be about £35.00 which is a bargain.
  • 1 0
 DMR composits also have a nice concave shape
  • 4 1
 The engineer in me doesn't like the shape at all. A leading square edge to get hung up on roots and rocks? No way. I greatly prefer a beveled leading edge like the Race Face Chester.
  • 1 0
 Any thoughts on Raceface Chesters vs. One Up composites or these Burgtecs? I have the Chesters, and they seem a bit small for my flippers.
  • 2 1
 @motard5: Kona Wah Wah composites are pretty dope. Beveled edge and a massive platform.l
  • 2 0
 @motard5: check out the vids on YouTube direct comparison Chester vs oneup.. He even puts one on each side.. One up gets my vote.
  • 8 3
 We Need DMR VAULT composite!!!
  • 1 0
 best of both worlds!
  • 1 0
 DMR V6 comes pretty close. i have both the Vault and the V6. while the vault is still thinner and wider, the V6 does a fantastic job on my dirt jumper with surprisingly good grip. Vaults on the trail bike.
  • 7 1
 Try ours first!
  • 1 0
 Hey @jack-sprogis @burgtec-limited Where is the clipless pedal we were all super excited about a few years ago? Crank Brothers need some competition for massive clipless DH pedal.
  • 3 0
 Where do I click "BUY NOW".
  • 14 0
 I'll pm you a paypal link.... By the way did you know I'm a Nigerian Prince so it's got to be legit.
  • 3 0
 does anyone know the mesures of that pedal? how wide it is and all that?
  • 2 0
 102mm Wide 18mm Tall 105mm Long 2.8mm Dish
  • 3 0
 Burgtec should do a colab with supreme
  • 3 0
 What is the size of the pedal???
  • 1 0
 Good looking pedal. My only concern is that when you bash a pin hard enough, will the plastic threads holding it in be compromised and a new pin can’t be put in???
  • 3 1
 "Recyclable"
  • 7 0
 Recycling glass fiber reinforced composites is difficult but possible. The idea that anyone would attempt it on anything else than than homogeneous industrial waste is pure fantasy.
  • 9 0
 @Konyp: Many things in this world are theoretically possible to recycle. However in a world driven by capitalism we will continue to take shortcuts by going the more economically viable option of littering the planet with our old junk and continue to pull from the earth its valuable resources.
  • 7 0
 @vtracer: don’t worry, the next generation will sort it out.
  • 2 0
 @speed10: perhaps we should take the initiative to fix it, but with the current political atmosphere I don’t have much faith in anything happening other than getting rid of plastic straws. Seriously, out of all the plastic waste we produce, why do our politicians have to pick plastic straws out of the plethora of single use plastics that continue to litter our earth.
  • 5 0
 @vtracer: We need a f*cking revolution. 11 years left to escape the catastrophic effects of climate change ? I think we need to act now. And the plastic straw comment.. cuz it buys them time.. and to look like they give a f*ck about our lives... news flash, they don't.
  • 4 0
 @drpepperrider2: The greatest threat of capitalism has been how the fossil fuel industry has been able to poor enough money into corrupt politicians pockets & spend millions more on false science to spread the seed of doubt throughout the population to convince them that this issue is somehow a political issue. While they had stalled us with their wealth it may now be too late to save ourselves from the wrath of climate change. Capitalism may be extremely effective means of regulating an economy, once something is no longer profitable, it is abandoned in the name of profit. With issues like Climate Change which will profit no one for existing, we must unite together as a people and fight for what might not necessarily be the most profitable, but would benefit the world the most.
  • 1 1
 @vtracer: haha!, ridiculous !
  • 3 2
 Trying to pedal this on me again I see?
  • 4 3
 We need to backpedal on this pun train, we may get pinned due to shortage of available combinations.
  • 1 0
 fuuuuuuuck i just ordered oil slick flats goddangit
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