Magped Enduro Pedals
The magnetic pedal world seems to be growing, and there are now several companies in existence with options geared towards mountain bikers. The claim is that the pedals should offer better retention than flat pedals, but with an easier exit and release than clipless pedals. Getting out requires lifting up a corner of your foot, rather than the twisting motion used to get out of clipless pedals.
Magped's new Enduro 2 pedals have a machined 107 x 97mm aluminum body with a magnet mounted to the rear center portion of each pedal. A flat metal plate on the bottom of an SPD-compatible shoe acts as the 'cleat', and it connects to a round magnet on each side of the pedal.
There are three different sizes of neodymium magnet available, as well as two different metal cleat plates, which allows riders to customize the amount of retention for their weight or riding style. In addition, the pedals come with 9 and 11mm pins for further cusomization.
The weight of the pedals varies depending on the magnet's size, but it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 447 - 477 grams, approximately 23% lighter than the original version. They're priced at $208 USD.
There are two different plates available to adjust how the hold level of the magnet.
Squidworx's flat pedals use an aluminum center portion that attaches to replaceable nylon composite cages. The design makes them very customizable – there are multiple sizes, colors, and pin options.
Squidworx will soon be offering a version with an aluminum body that's machined in Squamish, BC; moving towards local production will hopefully help with some of the supply chain issues the company has faces over the last couple of years. In addition, they're planning to make the pedal cage design open source, allowing tech savvy riders with 3D printers to print their own.
The Squamish-made pedals will only be available online, and will cost around $30 more than the current version, which is priced at $160 CAD.
There are three different cage sizes along with multiple color options.
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