"Pedal Slipping" sucks!
That's the theme of this review. As a DH Racer nothing is more aggravating than "slipping a pedal" while trying to post a quick time. I decided to search the world of MTB'ing and hunt down the best pedals made for my problem - I found Straitline's Jeff Lenosky Signature Pedal
to be exactly what I needed and it's saved my precious family jewels
more than once this season already. I bet they can save yours too!Once I discovered the Straitline Components
website after seeing a great ad in a magazine. I sought out a pair of the visually stunning pedals, the best part is the "GraveDigger" lime green color. Having a superior pedal of this color is fine considering most of my race runs are based on that theme of barely pulling it off and not crashing. Although that is a fun part of racing, I wanted to limit the unwanted "dabs" to zero and have full pedal power to the finish line.
This is what the Straitline website
"We set out to design a superior pedal, and we delivered!
Our pedals are produced from a custom extruded aluminum alloy, to provide a very high strength-to-weight ratio. We machine them to exacting standards to improve both the feel and the life expectancy of the bearings. We cut no corners, or should I say we cut all corners. All edges are chamfered to allow mud to push through more easily, as well as adding to the outstanding aesthetics.
The spindles ride in widely spaced proprietary polymer bearings that not only weigh less, but run smoother, quieter, and longer than typical bearings. The bearings require no lube, are impervious to water, and are double-sealed at both ends to prevent dust from infiltrating.
Weighing in at 518 grams for a complete set with the CroMo Spindle reduced my pedal weight down a whole 12 grams. Lastly each side of the pedal has 14 shoe grabbing pins, that is 28 pins per pedal. If you ever round the pins off or wear them down to worth-less stubbs- contact Straitline
for a fresh new set of new pins- it's that easy.
I personally have found confidence, power and more control by using these pedals- hope this inspires (motivates) you to get a set as well. Good Racing!
-Mike Estes aka PostCanyonLoc