At ISPO we found the Drift Products carbon flat pedal
and now at Taipei we've found another pair, this time from Austrian brand Now8.
Now8 have a fairly broad ranging catalogue featuring everything from bottle cages to cassettes but we found their flat pedals to be most interesting at this show. Whereas the Drift pedals looked out of place in the modern market, these MC44s look to be a bit more on trend. The platform is 100x100mm with a 7mm depth and each pedal has eight pins. The real selling point here is the weight though, a pair of these pedals tip the scales at 220 grams, that's 40 grams lighter than Drift's effort.
Also promising is that, unlike Drift's $300 pedals, these come in at a much more reasonable price of €69.99.
Also on show for Now8 were some new carbon bars. Now8 haven't traditionally been a gravity focussed outfit and that previously showed in their handlebars too. The widest on offer was 720mm, however, they were super-light with that model coming in at coming in at just 156 grams. Now they are introducing an 780mm version that weighs just 194 grams.
- 780mm, 17mm rise, 31.8mm,
- 720mm, 17mm rise, 31.8mm, 156 grams
- 710mm, flat, 31.8mm, 148 grams
- 620mm, flat, 31.8mm, 129 grams
- 600mm, flat, 31.8mm, 126 grams