Tenet Introduces Bellingham-Made Omen Pedal

Feb 10, 2022
by Tenet Components  
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PRESS RELEASE: Tenet Components

Introducing the Tenet Omen pedal. Starting with our Occult pedal as a baseline, we took the Omen pedal design to our local manufacturing partners over at Trulife and utilized their unique machining knowledge and experience to bring our latest creation to life on their four axis end mills. By designing the pedal around this specific machine and tooling parameters, we were able to minimize machine time significantly. Cutting down on production time allows us to create an affordable, domestically sourced product. The key word here is domestically sourced. This is not a task easily completed, in our not so humble opinion.

The Omen features a 110 x 105mm platform with 2mm of dual concavity providing an abundance of grip and comfort under the foot. Furthermore, pedal grip can be fine-tuned by adding pin washers to adjust pin height or by swapping the thread thru pins for grub screws allowing for a wide range of adjustability.
Features
• Fully CNC'd in Bellingham, WA, from 6061-T6 aluminum
• 3 sealed bearings + IGUS bushing per pedal
• Heat-treated cromoly steel spindle with 6mm broach
• Thread Thru Pins AND Grub Screws included (Pick your poison!)
• 110mm x 105mm w/ 2mm dual concavity
• Ultra low-profile platform
• Available in Onyx, Gun Metal, or Umber
• 1 Free Pedal Refresh (USA ONLY)
• 2 Year Warranty + Lifetime Crash Replacement
• 448g/set
• MSRP: $185 USD

We include both options with each set of pedals. The Omen pedals are easily serviceable using the included 8mm socket, but if you are not up to the task your purchase includes one free pedal refresh within the first year. You can simply mail the pedals back to us and we will swap out your bearings and bushings in addition to any damaged or worn internal parts.


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We understand that the price of this pedal is higher than our previous offerings and we continue to offer a more affordable option because we’re committed to breaking down barriers in the sport, not building more. But if you are someone who appreciates the craft of machining and understand why it’s important for us to contribute to our local economy by supporting riders in another industry, then we think this pedal will be for you.

We are striving to lower the entry point for domestically made goods and will continue to push these boundaries while focusing on producing components that have a smaller carbon footprint and greater local impact in a sea of goods made elsewhere.

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About Tenet Components
Tenet Components is a small rider owned company based in Bellingham, WA. We are passionate riders with decades of industry experience and a goal of offering high attention to detail bicycle products at affordable prices. Learn more about Tenet at www.ridetenet.com

P.S. No, we are not affiliated with Christopher Nolan… though we did once get a nice letter from him.


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69 Comments
  • 59 0
 So with these I can ride backwards up the hill?
  • 10 3
 It's a great movie TBH
  • 27 0
 @honda50r: Sorry, I can't hear you, the background noise is overpowering your dialog.
  • 7 0
 I knew I needed to scroll down to the comments for a movie reference or two. Glad I wan't disappointed!
  • 5 0
 @the-one1: That's the best part! Sensory overload
  • 5 0
 @the-one1: I’d rather not hear the dialogue of that movie, no one in it communicates like a real human
  • 19 0
 Pedals approved by Christopher Nolan.
  • 7 0
 "Four axis end mills" doesn't make sense. Unless they somehow only used end mills (a type of cutting tool) on their 4-axis CNC milling machine (a machine that can use end mills among other cutting tools) for this part.
  • 10 1
 You are correct. This was a typo, meant to say "Four axis vertical mill". Lots of different tools were used to create this part.
  • 9 1
 Same shape, heavier, and more expensive than the occult. What am I missing?
  • 1 0
 Wolf Warrior 2
  • 6 0
 Similar shape but diversifies where you can source product reducing a chance of inventory crunch that the entire industry felt for months from overseas production. Truly supporting local companies and pure Se_ appeal is just the cherry on top. #FOT
  • 1 0
 @bcroots: keeping it real in N America. I’ll pay more for domestically-produced goods.
  • 8 1
 Been lusting after a NORA stem and now these pedals. Dig the domestic products!
  • 8 0
 We shred in a twilight world
  • 5 0
 I’m a sucker for domestically made items (US or CA) and these definitely have potential for replacing my RF Atlas. What’s the free spin like? (The bushing’s potential impact to this is my only concern.)
  • 2 0
 @kdiff Didn’t you hear, RF has a new pedal that fixes all the design flaws.
  • 3 1
 @rivercitycycles: Haha, I saw the update but it looked like a step backwards to me. Pedals are subjective but I had no major issues with v1 RF and I put them through a fair amount of abuse. They held up way better than other pedals I tried and I’m convinced the lesser free spin resistance of the bearings is noticeable & results in lower effort or long rides. Maybe they also hold up better in moon dust/rocky conditions than wet PNW and that’s what caused the differences?
  • 6 1
 These are so sick! So rad to see these made locally. Support small businesses!
  • 6 1
 Do I get to un-do my OTBs with these?
  • 6 1
 Looks like Deity TMAC’s cousin without the notch.
  • 4 0
 Does anyone really need to service pedals in less than a year? You really have to be putting in some work for that.
  • 2 0
 I average 3 mo on most pedals in the PNW before a rebuild is justified (excessive play due to bearing/ bushing wear). I'm pretty much a weekend warrior these days. Doesn't take much to wear out most modern pedals. Pedals that utilize a larger bearing tend last longer, but they are not always compatible with every crank. I've used TMAC's and Vaults over the past few years and I overhaul them often.
  • 2 0
 Come to the PNW, you can ride every single day of the year... rain or shine. I probably pull my pedals apart once every 3-4 months to clean and regrease.
  • 4 0
 It's not what their selling...its what your buying - Fugazi. Support rider owned, death to corporations.
  • 3 1
 Man. Nearly ordered occult pedals a couple of days ago. I like me some domestic manufacturing so seems like I'm spending extra on these now.
  • 3 3
 Nice! Truly not a bad price considering the domestic manufacturing and pre-purchased service. That’s an AWESOME feature, but I question limiting it to “within one year of purchase.” Most pedals I’ve owned need nothing within 1 year. Maybe grease but no new parts. Make that duration 5 years and I’m sold.
  • 1 0
 Is the silver version of these paint or the raw polished aluminum finish? I have a set of the Occults that I liked but if I remember correctly the silver version of those was painted silver.
  • 2 0
 Hey @ridetenet can you confirm that the Omen is the exact same as the Occult in terms of platform dimensions, pin placements and distance from crank arm?
  • 2 0
 Hey Tenet peeps, can a guy stop by local and buy some pins? Loving my Occults but have lost a few pins over the months.
  • 7 1
 Yeah, shoot me an email and we can set up a time for you stop by. tyler@ridetenet.com
  • 3 0
 .keew txen meht yub ll'I ,sraey 3 rof eseht gnidir neeb ev'I
  • 3 1
 Another flat pedal?! Finally, one that meets my requirements versus the hundreds of others on the market.
  • 1 0
 It looks functional, but not pretty. I can't figure out why it looks so clunky. I really like the open design.
  • 3 1
 Designed, built & sold by bike riders in our hometown? Yes please.
  • 3 0
 Passions for profit.
  • 3 0
 US made bars next please
  • 2 0
 @ridetenet: I just bought the pedals. It’s your move. 3
  • 17 16
 2022... where an “affordable” pedal costs $185.
  • 19 3
 Stay in school kids
  • 8 3
 didn't read it did you? says this one is NOT the more affordable one at $185. ;-)
  • 12 11
 @bman33: sure I did. “Cutting down on production time allows us to create an affordable, domestically sourced product.”

Regardless of context, using the word affordable to describe your $185 pedal is ridiculous.
  • 6 0
 @mb23: better start working kids
  • 9 8
 Pedals look sweet. I'd order them right now if they were a bit larger.
  • 6 7
 A handful of folks butthurt, downvoting because they think your feet are small enough for these pedals?
  • 4 1
 I wear size 15 and tried many pedals. Started riding the Occult over a year ago and they are the best I've used.
  • 6 2
 pedals this small don't work for my anatomy and people downvoting?!
  • 2 0
 @jroy924: Can I ask which pins you've used? If you tried both, I'd be curious to hear how the grip compares with the thru pins and the grub screws. I generally prefer thru pins or cap screws because they can be backed out when they shear off or get mangled. But, they really tear up my shoes. I think grub screws could be a good compromise of still offering good grip, but not tearing up the shoes as much. I like the idea of the grub screws threading in hex first like on the Tenet pedals, so you can still easily back them out to replace them. Most pedals with grub screws are the opposite, and the hex can get mangled or completely sheared off.
  • 7 1
 @WalrusRider: yeah, get lost bigfoot
  • 3 1
 These look AMAZING!!!
  • 2 1
 That umber is kashmoney, yo!
  • 1 0
 Any reason for 6061 over 7075 aluminium?
  • 3 0
 We looked into using 7075, but since its Aerospace grade aluminum its in high demand in the US and harder to source consistently.
  • 3 0
 @ridetenet: can you disclose where your aluminum is from?
  • 1 0
 @speed10: Uranus.
  • 2 3
 Why are pedals still so small? They need to get longer like the pedalling innovations ones I ride. So good!
  • 5 8
 Sheesh.....I'm going on year 3 of some chester knock-offs that I got for $30 on Amazon. What am I missing out on with these $100+ pedals.
  • 26 3
 Those pedals were made by child labor for cents on the dollar and shipped on a diesel burning platform churning up sea life and dumping oil into the ether meanwhile acting as a giant metal bastion to American consumerism. Only to arrive at some port where underpaid workers can transfer them to other underpaid workers who may or may not be leveraged, by fear of starving to death, into dying in a tornado. Somehow in all this debauchery the only people that actually made any money some people that sit in an office and play computer science all day. Meanwhile some local folks are putting together a quality part using the as much of the community and resources around them as they can.
  • 1 1
 Meh
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