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TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 20, 2023 at 18:31
May 20, 2023
Tectonic Components Releases Altar v2 Pedal
@justinfoil: There is one bolt for each dual-sided traction pin, so it is exactly half as many threading operations as a typical design.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 20, 2023 at 18:30
May 20, 2023
Tectonic Components Releases Altar v2 Pedal
The traction pins are held in directly by bolts, no set screws involved, and no threads in the pedal body to damage. The hardware is M3 size so it doesn't take a miniscule wrench, and the bolt heads are safely recessed into the pedal body to avoid any damage. To date, e haven't seen a traction pin or bolt that cannot be removed and replaced.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 20, 2023 at 18:28
May 20, 2023
Tectonic Components Releases Altar v2 Pedal
The traction pins are dual-sided, and pass all the way through the pedal body. They are have a threaded hole in the center, and are retained by bolt that loads from the side of the pedal. The idea is to have a pedal body without any threads to retain the traction pins, as damaged traction pins are inevitable, and the small threads used to hold them in are easily damaged from the impact or from the subsequent removal. We don't want a pedal to be ruined or to run at reduced traction capacity because you can't replace a pin. The actual removal and installation process is much easier than tradition designs, which is a nice bonus. This is a patented design which we feel offers some real performance and usability benefits.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 23:33
May 21, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
We experimented with a variety of pin profiles (hourglass, hexagonal, cylindrical, etc.) and found that a slight taper with a threaded tip for a serrated gripping surface was the best option for maximum traction without being overly aggressive. There are grooves lower on the pin that promote bending or snapping where it is least damaging to the pedal body, we also harden the pins so they are more inclined to snap off cleanly.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 22:27
May 21, 2022
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 20:29
May 21, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
@JosMaple: Thanks for the feedback. Watch this space; we want riders to feel 100% confident in these pedals.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 19:18
May 21, 2022
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 16:00
May 21, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
Good questions! Our testing found central pins reduced the concave pedal feel. Think of a bed of nails effect, where too many points start to spread a load. These are 2mm concave on both sides, so approximately 19mm at the edge. We wanted the pins toward the edge of the platform, but these do have a radius and reduced frontal material to help them deflect off impacts. Most importantly, the material is less ductile than aluminum so it does a great job of this on its own. We offer a one-year warranty, and lifetime crash replacement at cost. Although, we haven’t had a broken pedal body yet in three plus years of testing, I can’t say the same for more than one pair of cranks they were attached to in that time.
TectonicComponents TectonicComponents's article
May 21, 2022 at 15:53
May 21, 2022
Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal
@JosMaple: No wobble in the pins, the fixing bolt tightens the pin against the inside of the bore so it remains snug. Additionally the pins are designed to bend or snap before damaging the body, but the material is surprisingly strong and resilient.
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