First Look: VP, Biknd, KS - Taipei Show 2014

Mar 5, 2014
by Mike Levy  

Titanium VP Pedal
Looking for something a bit more exclusive than your run of the mill pedal? Think that aluminum and magnesium is so 2013? VP's new Blade titanium pedal might be just the ticket for you, so long as you don't flinch at their $450 - $500 USD estimated cost. That high price comes courtesy of a very limited production run that sees the Blade manufactured by way of sand casting, one of the only ways to create the pedal's shape out of titanium. The cast can be used a limited amount of times before it breaks down, and the final product requires many, many hours of finishing work by hand before it is considered done. That hand sanding is the reason that every Blade pedal looks a little bit different as well. Traction is provided by way of eight casted-in titanium lugs, and the massively open design looks like it would allow for mud to pass through as easily as air. As you might expect, the titanium bodies rotate on titanium axles. Total weight? VP says that it's just 222 grams for a pair. There are magnesium pedals that have similar numbers, of course, but we have to admit that the Blade's appearance trumps them all. Now that we've got you all excited, we should mention that VP intends the Blades to be used on city bikes rather than for full-on mountain biking, although they did admit that some are being used for that exact purpose with no issues.


www.vpcomponents.com




Biknd Jetpack
Riders who travel with their bike might be interested in the Jetpack case that has been designed to fit everything from road and cross-country bikes to extra-large sized downhill rigs. There's far more to the Jetpack than just its ability to protect any type and size of bike, though, with it sporting a number of novel features that set it apart from other options out there. The main talking point is its aluminum base and front and rear axle mounts that can be adjusted to suit any length or dropout type, with the layout also holding the frame up off of the bag's bottom enough to protect the rear derailleur. Rigid plastic protection can be found on both ends, as well as being home to the bag's roller wheels, and strategically placed side pads protect the frame and components. It's not just the frame and fork that get special treatment, with the bike's wheels being located on each side while being protected from inflated pads that weigh next to nothing and can be deflated and folded up when not in use. The bag itself is built with tough, semi-rigid foam padding, allowing it to packed up and stowed in a much smaller space than if it was completely rigid.


www.biknd.com




KS Ether components and upgraded LEV Integra
While they might be well known for their lineup of dropper seat posts, KS is also expanding their range to include a number of different handlebars and seat pots under the Ether name. Both will be available in carbon and aluminum options, with the carbon Ether handlebar weighing in at just 207 grams at a full 780mm wide with of 20mm rise - that's a pretty impressive figure. The unidirectional carbon is finished off with subdued graphics and a textured finish at the stem clamp that should prevent any slipping. The matching 188 gram carbon Ether post sports the same understated graphics, and is available in a single 400mm length with a zero offset head.


KS is also debuting their aluminum Ether stem that felt incredibly light in hand, although there is no published weight at this point. The stem is completely hollow right through its core, and the titanium steerer clamp bolts are offset to one side in order to limit pain after those dreaded knee-on-stem moments that can happen every now and then. KS has also gone with titanium for the handlebar clamp bolts. Two length options will be available, with 50mm and 70mm lengths to choose from.

KS

We've complained in the past about how the activation mechanism on KS' internally routed LEV Integra depends on housing tension rather than cable tension, with the design causing some headaches when the housing gets tugged on ever so slightly. The result was a post that either won't lock into position or won't be allowed to move through its travel. KS knew about the issues as well and have come up with a redesigned mechanism that eliminates that problem by way of a revised housing stop design. Already own an Integra? KS is going to offer you a free upgrade that will fix your post with a minimum amount of hassle.

www.kssuspension.com


147 Comments

  • 131 15
 I want to see a real world test of those pedals now - the internet cynic buried deep inside my psyche suggests they are not worth the estimated $400-500 price tag.

Much rather spend $50 on a set of pedals that weigh a fair bit more and another $450 on beer after having a fun ride with mates than forking that much money out just to put my feet on something with less weight than a can of cola.

(apologies for the mini rant fellow internet chums and chum-ettes)
  • 80 6
 for sure, but keep in mind that there are loads of sub-$100 pedal options out there. Pretty small market for the Blade, no doubt, but it's neat to see VP doing something so different.
  • 50 0
 they look more like a design exercise to me... artistic more than high functionality, doesn't make them any worse for it!
  • 26 75
flag KUNTHER (Mar 5, 2014 at 3:12) (Below Threshold)
 Show me one person on this planet that NEEDS those pedals. The market is flooded with high cost, high profit junk that NO rider will ever NEED. I understand that it creates jobs and such but Cmon already. Enough is enough.
  • 25 5
 No one needs them, no one is forced to buy them. I am sure the profit is no higher percentage wise than any other set of pedals, the work that goes into hand finishing them costs a lot.
  • 62 3
 By that argument there are very few people who NEED a mountain bike... Never mind "needing" a DH bike, which is one of the least practical (yet most awesome) forms of transport on the planet!
  • 15 1
 going on NEED, you could argue that a clearcoat raw aluminium frame is all you need, raw plastic on your helmet rather than coloured, boxy tube shapes rather than smooth and curved... it's just an extension of design work, the exercises in design like this inform the aesthetics of more affordable stuff in future, the one thing there isn't NEED for is to actually sell this kind of thing, the amount of talk it generates on the web is probably enough advertising to pay for the teeny tiny production run that will end up happening!
  • 9 10
 I don't understand the design of the pedal, why are they not flat on the back part? Looks like the back part of the edge of your foot could easily fall into it and cause you to lose your footing. Doesn't look stable at all!

I thought flat pedals were supposed to be flat?
  • 21 2
 @Blitz66, Aluminium? you decadent western pig, steel bikes are cheaper. You don't NEED aluminium to have a bicycle.
  • 26 4
 Wind your neck in, these pedals aren't for poor people. Stop being poor then you can have beer and pedals.
  • 4 0
 Those pedals have NAHMBS written all over 'em. You could sell a dozen pairs there in a couple of hours.
  • 6 0
 Every time somebody starts in with "well all you need..." I just think how f'ing ridiculous that sounds. We don't need bikes at all. Just hoof it next time save your money for beers.
  • 24 0
 my whole bike is worth 400-500$ :S
  • 4 3
 They are definitely nice looking pedals, but I'm not sure I would trust them to support all 200lbs of me!
  • 4 1
 We have a wide range of components in the market. Budget to outrageous. The market will decide the prices and what's "needed". Discussing price is never unimportant or off the table but it seems to me it's always along the lines of "my 20 dollar this is better than your 500 that" and really that's almost never true.
  • 3 0
 I'm sure there's many people outside buy it for the reason because they can.
  • 4 3
 This pedal is for people with all the money in the world and no friends to buy beer with..
  • 14 0
 This pedal is for a trade show to draw attention and prob not intended or expected to sell high units.... actually.
  • 1 7
flag ReformedRoadie (Mar 5, 2014 at 6:50) (Below Threshold)
 The people who this pedal is for have too much sense to spend the money for it…
  • 24 1
 Pffft....my Beryllium valve caps cost $900. I laugh at these cheap pedals.

I think the fact that these pedals have created so much discussion, and that they are from a brand that not too many people have heard of (despite them making a mega-ton load of pedals), says 'mission accomplished' to me. They don't need to sell a single set.
  • 3 0
 ^exactly. got all of us to stop at their virtual booth via pb.
  • 2 1
 Indeed. I wouldn't be surprised if they were even made at a loss. Total design exercise/attention getter.
  • 2 2
 Ill just leave this here.... www.bikemag.com/gear/tested-xpedo-spry
  • 3 0
 more importantly, that wilson in the bag is sexy.
  • 3 1
 Are they expensive pedals or a functional modern art steal. I wonder if it comes with that cool stand.
  • 2 0
 im probably 1 of a handful of people to own a set of the VP bladesfor a year now, at first i was worried and kind of laughed at them , but they feel really good for how min. they are . i do agree that a bar across the back would help with foot support better for when you honk . the min. pins feel awesome and they can take a bit of a beating as well for only being suggested at city hipsters buyers.

the titanium axle is the same as what you can up grade there other DH/DJ pedals too, and as a result it is very stiff and extremely strong(even by titanium axle standards )

the perfect pedals fro pump track domination!!!
  • 2 0
 ^bro deal, then? i could see how that would maybe a little more tempting than m$rp.
  • 1 0
 haha, yeah eriks a friend
  • 1 0
 amen to hook-ups!
  • 3 0
 Was I the only person to read this line:

"VP intends the Blades to be used on city bikes rather than for full-on mountain biking"?

Clearly the target audience is inner city hipsters which means a condition of purchase will be riding a fixie with handlebars so narrow that your thumbs touch, wear a flat cap instead of a helmet and a sport substantial beard..........................hang on, doesn't Peaty have two of those three during the off season?
  • 1 0
 @stopcomponents- ha.. they are the perfect pedals for Titanium domination....
  • 10 0
 seriously though- these pedals are 100% an exercise in design. they started out intended to be made of blade steel and designed to flex and absorb energy of rock strikes. The more we showed them to people over the 2 year period of development the more people were impressed by the beauty and then it took on another life and became about handmade titanium and design.

no, we dont think these are viable to sell a lot of them or take on the competition from a pure performance standpoint on your DH bike, but we think they look awesome, and they have the most titanium of any pedal which is a selling feature if you are into titanium.

but the important thing about the Blade project is that it exists 100% because people want to buy it... we had no real intention to produce it for sale, but distributors wanted to know when to place their orders and when we showed it at NAHBS 2013 people tried to buy them on the spot, which was exciting for VP because we never had that kind of reaction before among true bike aficionados... but in fairness to us, our designer Jason Robinson is excellent.
  • 2 0
 ofcourse, nahbs! a ti wine bottle holder next for a $4k plus commuter. that show has moved from an i have bikes to show to i have accessories to show. not hatin just statin
  • 3 8
flag KUNTHER (Mar 5, 2014 at 13:09) (Below Threshold)
 Im sorry guys but you have been mistaken. The added performance per cost is just not there. The juice is not worth the squeeze. And as far as need goes....yes people do NEED a downhill bike. Imagine if everyone on the Wc had fully rigid bikes and one guys a nice dh bike. The rider with the dh bike will have a huge advantage. Now if one guy had these pedals his advantage would not easily noticeable if any real advantage exist. And as far as the manufacturing goes t is way cheaper to sand cast as they did than to cnc out of billet. Sorry folk but you have been tricked. I want those pedals but will never have a need for them.
  • 6 0
 kunther I have a sneaking suspicion you read none of the above comments. Thank you for your contribution to the discussion.
  • 3 5
 cant...only had 5 min to use phone on break.(No internet allowed at work) I stand corrected as I see VP's comment. As someone with over a decade of engineering both manufacturing and design, I can truly appreciate these for what they are. A cool little brain child of sorts. Also the first time I have really looked at VP as a company. After seeing their product line I am seriously considering them for my next build.
  • 2 0
 Ok, so Mud clogging will no longer be an issue right, but Rock clogging potentially could be! A typical case of when solving '"an issue" thus intern creates a new one.
Anyway, If the right sized rock gets caught in those puppies (it could happen) you'll double, triple the weight on to what can only be described as a pair of kids retainers stuck to an elaborate pen case.......and the price!! F**ck off!
  • 7 3
 I like how rational and functional some of you are. You must be fun to talk at the parties. May I ask tou whiny wieners what were you doing on valentines day?
  • 3 0
 Relax guy! Untwist your knickers for a moment and see this project for what it is. Fantasy is as big a part of this industry as it is for porn. This is a design exercise intended to gain some media attention. A few sales are a bonus. It's cool that companies are pushing the limit, innovation starts at top and hopefully filters down to the rest of us.
  • 4 0
 I am pretty sure that in 3-4 years with 3d titanium printing, these will be quite common as high end pedals
  • 1 0
 Well at least I can say my commuter cost less than the pedals !!!! wow
  • 1 0
 To the poor bastard who actually buys these pedals... Even though you may think they will never break, they will and you will more than likely tear your sack when they do.
  • 1 0
 ...those pedals look like they'd fill up with mud pretty quick...
  • 3 0
 @vpcomponents. Thanks for making an awesome looking product. I will never own a Lamborghini but I appreciate their look.
  • 2 0
 those look like shrunken eggbeaters. interesting engagement
  • 1 0
 I'm confused by the Blades 220g weight, seems like they should be lighter- the HT MEO3T has a supposed 218g weight with full set of replaceable pins and a more robust pedal body with a MSRP of $285. Love the exercise in design though guys!

www.pinkbike.com/news/Tested-HT-Components-MEO3T-Pedals-2013.html
  • 2 0
 Mountain Biking is getting to expensive I'm just goin to go run down Crab apple Hits then maybe run A Line.
  • 1 0
 @ OzMike:

You spend £450 on post-ride beer? Erm. Can I come riding with you sometime? Please?
  • 1 0
 I know how to sand cast, I should make some and sell them for $400!
  • 3 0
 It seems like the less material they use, the more it costs.
  • 39 0
 I'm not sure the readers are getting the point of those pedals Mike. Maybe if you would have mentioned they are limited run, hard to make and had to ditch the mold after a certain......oh.....you did do that.....nevermind...
  • 26 2
 We don't want something that will improve our ride, or something interesting or new, we just want something to hate on.
  • 1 1
 There are 2 reasonable things to do with these pedals:
Buy them, and leave them NIB for 20yrs.
Or Buy them and put them on a custom bike at NHMBS you are promoting.
  • 27 0
 Say what you want about those pedals, but those things are bad AF. Yes the price is ridiculous, but like a lot of things I can't afford, I can appreciate bad ass when I see it.
  • 5 22
flag csquared253 (Mar 5, 2014 at 3:03) (Below Threshold)
 aesthetically, yes they look sick, but practically, dishing out 500 bucks for a pair of pedals that aren't even technically mtb pedals, with no replaceable pins isn't my cup of tea. and even more so, its not like im really trying to shave any more weight off of my full on dh rig.
  • 2 0
 Exactly. It's like everyone here thinks everything ever made for a bike has to be 100% practical. Sometimes it's a "just cuz" project. This is also a trade show after all... these kinds of products are the staple of these shows. These kinds of events kind of suck when it's all ordinary products. It'd be like walking around a car show and only seeing dealership floor models of cars.
  • 15 0
 love to try those bike case
  • 2 4
 To bad it's nearly 500$ Frown
  • 5 0
 Considering how expensive bikes can be today, 500 dollars for peace of mind is really a great deal....
  • 2 0
 Yes it's absolutely worth the money I agree. Better 500 than 4,000
  • 2 0
 I tried to "save money" and have convenience using a 3rd party ship company(BikeFlights) and have my bike sent out ahead of me, and FedEx lost my bike(and all my gear/clothes). Box showed up with 3 days left in a 2 week trip(even though FedEx was willing to pay for loss..BikeFlights kept looking and i got zero compensation for ruined trip).
With no bike and very little clothing I pretty much hung out and drank whiskey...when bike arrived my legs and conditioning were trashed so the little riding I did was pretty pathetic, and I barely got an apology for my wasted time/money/planning, etc.
After that bit of stress/hassle in my life I'm going to carry my bike on flights(Yes, airlines lose stuff too...my surfboards were a day late from Nicaragua...but only one day!).
That carrying case looks super nice especially considering it's able to carry a wide range of bike sizes and appears to be pretty durable...the price tag is hardly an issue when I have my bike to begin my trip!
  • 2 0
 My friends and I all used bike flights on our last trip, and all 4 bikes' travel went smoothly and cost a lot less than some airlines. And I actually use it for 50% off FedEx when I sell stuff on PB or ship anything large, too.

I think there is risk either way...Airlines or FedEx via bike flights. Stinks you got burned, but probably just as many if not more people have had bad luck with airlines. The one thing with bikes flights is depending on the trip, and in my case, I could send the bike 4-5 days early so there was wiggle room for it to get held up.

Was it a trip out of the country? I have no real basis for this, but I will probably always use bikeflights for domestic bike trip but would go airline if International...just what my gut tells me.
  • 1 0
 gnarly powder ratz- What is that? A snowboard name? Wrong site buddy. Wink
  • 1 0
 It looks heavy, I bet it will push up your personal costs at the airline desk. I'd love one though. Looks better than anything else on the market.
  • 1 0
 If I can recall correctly Hans Rey was saying factory boxing your bike is the best way to go. I wonder what his opinion would be about this bike bag? Or anybody else's that travel a lot with their bikes.
  • 10 0
 Those pedals are piece of artSmile I really like the designSmile I can bet that there is a guy, among those mocking the ridiculus price, who is going to order them sooner or laterSmile
  • 3 0
 Those pedals are buy, hang on wall or display never use. Admire in 30 years when they are one of the memorable designs from this time. For 500bucks and how short they would last id imagine on a downhill bike or anything but a city bike they would be a 500 piece of art work for me that's about it. digging them though
  • 3 0
 What the hell is wrong with pinkbikers. When they see a limited run of $500 artpiece titanium pedals made for commuter bikes they start whinging that they won't work on their downhill bike? If the "commuter bike" bit didn't clue you in, if the arty shape didn't clue you in, maybe the $500 should have given you the hint, YOU'RE NOT THE TARGET MARKET FOR THIS.
  • 2 0
 I can imagine the conversations:

"Hey man, nice old-school rustic fixie. How much was it? Fifty bucks?"
"Nope, five hundred and fifty!"
"What?"
"Yeah, fifty for the bike, and five hundgey for the pedals."
  • 3 0
 Good on KS for offering a FREE upgrade for the Integra users. It shows that the company is humble enough to admit a crappy design and honest enough to offer a FREE fix for those folks who paid good money for their product. Customer service the way it should be!!
  • 2 0
 KS is moving up in my estimation regarding their commitment to existing customers. Any other company that improves a product typically charges for the upgrade - you're at risk of building a loyal customer base KS! Industry take note! - happy KS integra owner
  • 1 0
 i sent them 3 emails with an issue and i got nothing at all back. they better be serious about this because they have already pissed me off quite a bit.
  • 1 1
 That carbon post is pure art. Lovely. Using that and a seat QR would be lighter and more reliable than a dropper, and if you're not racing, does it really make that much difference?
  • 2 0
 These pedals remind me of arcteryx. There not aimed at people that think about $. There aimed at people who want the nicest or limited edition product with a price point to keep most others away...
  • 1 0
 Haha those pedals. Neat to look at, but not much else. I'm sure they'd be tough to cut, titanium being so hard & all, but hand sanded? That's an excuse to artificially raise the price on something that's meant to appeal to those seeking exclusivity. It's like buying a Ferrari or a Bugatti. Assembled by hand into something that's not as something you can buy for a fraction of the cost. Doesn't even have replaceable pins! Good project for 3D printing. More labor don't mean more good, folks. I'd rather have the 001s that they discontinued.
  • 4 0
 I want those beartrap pedals now!
  • 12 1
 You can't even afford a tube
  • 1 0
 Id like to see the testing data on those carbon bars. While i completely trust my v10c, iam a tad wary of carbon bars for downhill after destroying an Easton Havoc carbon. doesnt make sense, i know...
  • 1 0
 Haha damn i just got a havoc bar, how did they brake?
  • 1 0
 I love the look and feel of super-high-quality MTB components as much (or more) than the next guy, but $500 for pedals!!! Besides, they are so beautiful, I think I'd put them on my coffee table, not my bike.
  • 2 0
 Those pedals should be called ‘the stirrup’ because when your bike bucks you off like a horse your foot will likely be caught in them.
  • 1 0
 All these comments and nothing about the bike travel case? So much better than boxing up bikes only to see what you get on the other end when they arrive. Very innovative and useful.
  • 1 0
 ------------>> " KS is going to offer you a free upgrade that will fix your post with a minimum amount of hassle. "

How does one arrange this? Through a service request on the website or is there some other method?
  • 3 0
 I've owned 2 KS Lev droppers, both of were great, but eventually had minor issues. I found KS were completely unresponsive and their only UK distributor pulled out! Think their problem was simply down to not having a strong Europe channel to build the brand and have services to support it. Their gear is pretty good, they just need to step it up a little!!
  • 2 0
 In the bike industry, offering a free upgrade that fixes an issue is a big deal. So many times the customer is used as the r&d department (e.g. suspension designs - I owned a Rocky Mountain RM6), they ride the shit out of stuff, the company sees things fail, and the next model year is the fix (or complete redesign - sell, fail, repeat). However if they are going to announce (or PB is going to announce for them) that a fix is available, they should follow up with at least a news release on the website saying when this might happen and how to get it. Otherwise it's another example of empty promises (unresponsive) and not stepping it up.
  • 1 0
 i have sent so many messages to them about a broken part that is not sold any where and i have got nothing back. if this is really going to work the need to respond i am sick of crappy costumer service. also their engineers need to step it up a noch. My freind's dad owns a vintage bike shop that sells bikes from the 70's. i showed him the part and after i explained that a cable goes there he said "wow thats a disaster. that probably goes thru cables like mad." This man has not ridden a mountain bike in years and dose not even know what a dropper post is but he was abel to see the flaw in seconds.
  • 2 0
 I don't like those pedals because pins are not replaceable and grip in middle of the pedal does not exist! definitely I won't buy it ever...
  • 1 0
 KS, just wow. You guys are making some killer stuff and I get to upgrade my Integra for FREE!!!! Kinda bummed out I just bought some SIXC DH bars and a Truvativ stem, or I would be buying that new KS stem and bar
  • 2 0
 I'm glad there are massive gaps in the cage on those pedals because when you lock up your commuter you'll also have to run a cable/chain through your $500 pedals as well.
  • 3 0
 That stem is so sweet. Smile Wonder what will the price be on those pups.
  • 1 0
 I think that stem is a Production Privee but with rouded edges.
  • 1 2
 Only problem with those pedals is the fact that the pins aren't replaceable. I'm exactly up to date on whether or not titanium could withstand being bashed through rock gardens and not break off. I know that VP says they are more geared towards a city rider/commuter but replaceable pins are a key feature of any pedals that I buy.
  • 3 1
 I had some great aluminum bodied pedals with set in pins and they lasted 4 or so years of everyday use before becoming rounded off to the point where I finally wanted new pedals. Titanium is twice as strong as aluminum. I'd assume given you aren't riding rampage or pedal grinding through 5 miles of rocks per day it should last a long time. They aren't selling them for downhill because it doesn't have any serious off-road durability built in and that's so easy to see with the thickness of wires and how hard it could catch on a pointed surface. Why everybody complains about a product that wasn't designed for them, makes me laugh.
  • 2 0
 Never mind, now it makes sense why the pins wore so slow, they are steel pins *facepalm*. Well if its any reassurance titanium has more tensile strength than t6 aluminum and less tensile than 4130 steel.
  • 3 0
 If you're in the market for $500 pedals, you probably arent concerned about buying another set of $500 pedals when the pins wear down!
  • 3 0
 Since they aren't designed for mountain biking, VP wasn't concerned with the longevity of their pins when subjected to rough trail conditions such as rocks, roots, etc. So whether or not you judge a pedal by its lack or inclusion of replaceable pins is irrelevant, since these pedals shouldn't even be considered by you for off-road use.
  • 3 0
 400mm length stem eh?
Is that for bikes with a 40mm top tube? Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Its good to see companies expanding, I hope all the best for KS. It looks like a promising few years ahead for them
  • 1 0
 Sooo ah how much is the bike box, that looks sweet and useful, probably protect my bike better than the old shipping boxes we all use
  • 1 0
 Those pedals are for commuter street bikes. They cry steal this bike. Hugely impractical. They do look cool. But you would feel like a dorc, even if you could afford them.
  • 1 0
 Sand casting doesn't have limited uses of the mold - you destroy the mold every time to get the cast part out of it. It's just labor intensive.
  • 1 0
 those would be sweet on my pubbin SS city bike or maybe buy a few sets and create a chandelier lamp. If I could afford them i'd buy em.
  • 1 0
 One decent pedal strike and its uh oh spaghetti ohs! then the replacements. They should have a loyalty card buy 9 get tenth pair free.
  • 1 3
 dmr v8's are all the pedal i need v12's at the very most.. all this titanium and carbon can suck it, i mean yeah if i was a pro racer (which i'm clearly not) then i'd consider the ultra light ultra strong and ultra pricey components but since i just ride for fun there is no need to shave a few grams to gain a second or 2 advantage over the opposition.
  • 1 0
 I feel the same way (who cares about shaving a few grammes/seconds etc) about most components but where you touch the bike I disagree, pedals, grips and saddles all deserve to have a little more money spent on them to get the right part for you. I have Vaults on my big bike, they are great, huge platform and thin profile, they give me a lot of confidence on the bike. Definitely worth the extra money over V8's. I have Saint flat pedals on my jump bike because they were a lot cheaper, they are good but not quite in the same league as the DMR Vaults.
  • 1 0
 Those pedals will seriously hurt your shins when the inevitable happens lol!
  • 1 0
 Haha i think that is the case for all flat pedals.
  • 2 0
 I wonder if the term "city bike specific" will help sell those pedals.
  • 1 0
 Those are the pedals for my light road bike! That case is awesome, I need!
  • 2 0
 Travel bag looks even better than the well build Evoc.
  • 2 0
 Agreed. Quite possibly the most well-thought out and designed bike travel bag released to date. Rigid framing, inflatable padding (instead of space-eating foam) and room to keep the seat and fork on a full DH rig? I've been a life long supporter of the good ol' cardboard bike box, but seems like this bag will convert me! Smile
  • 1 0
 I get the pedal design now…big openings so you can run you chain through it when you lock your city bike.
  • 1 0
 ya really
  • 1 0
 The stem and bar look amazing, I'd love to see some proper testing on that combo. The bar seems extremely light.
  • 1 0
 i wanted to get the vp pedals but then i decided to get a new wheelset instead.
  • 1 0
 ill test those pedals out for everyone but I just need 20 bones from ya ll.
  • 1 3
 Those pedals are a joke. Co does a shit job. Got 3 sets from them and broke 2 on the first day. Those ti ones will snap in a heartbeat. Not to mention that tall square profile is begging to catch a rock.

As for the biknd jet pack, looks great. I'm a huge fan of evocs bag, but I like the idea of air chambers for low profile packing (although the aluminum base counteracts that benefit) QUESTION: does flying in an unpressurized cargo hold put the air chambers at risk of overinflating and bursting?

The lev upgrade: WAY TO GO! Acknowledging a problem and fixing it instead of making us buy new stuff!? I wish all bike companies did that! Sram has the best warranty program I've ever seen, but looks like KS is stepping up to the plate!
  • 2 1
 Spending 450$ for a pair of pedals that have a "city use" is the most syupid idea ever.
  • 1 0
 SOO nice looking. Deffffff not worth the $450 though. I'll stick to my stock specialized flats lol
  • 1 0
 These pedals look like expensive toothpaste.
  • 1 0
 those pedals look so cool and at just 222g its super!
  • 1 0
 not sure on titanum spindles with a 8mm allen wrench
  • 1 0
 Ill stick to my £25 secondhand v12 mags
  • 1 0
 Those pedals will skin you alive, I am scared!
  • 1 0
 Gets VP pedals... hits a rock.
  • 1 0
 IMAGINE GETTING THOSE IN THE SHINS!! LOL THAT'D SUUUUUCK!!!
  • 1 0
 LOL at bike bag weight: 8 KG!
  • 1 0
 going to get me that bike bag!!! so cool
  • 1 0
 they look dope as fuck but they look like they would bend
  • 1 0
 thi pedals is very beatiful
  • 2 2
 want those godamn carbon stuff!!!!!!!!! hawt
  • 3 3
 Those pedals will break on the first impact.
  • 1 0
 Bike bling pedals Big Grin
  • 1 0
 snapPP!!!
  • 1 2
 Those pedals are the most patetic bike part I ever seen in my hole life
  • 4 0
 Never put bike parts in your hole.
  • 1 0
 Omg it's Mr Slave's pb account!
  • 4 6
 $450-$500 pedals that is absolutely ridiculous
  • 13 0
 100% true, but there are also a ton of sub-$100 pedals to choose from as well, especially from VP.
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