Tenet's New Occult Flat Pedals - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 8, 2020 at 12:18
by Mike Kazimer  
Tenet Omen pedals


Tenet, a small company based in Bellingham, Washington, recently expanded their lineup with the addition of the Occult flat pedal. The pedal's aluminum platform measures 110x105mm, and is only 14mm thick at the center. There's a chromoly spindle, with three bearings and a bushing to keep everything spinning smoothly.

Mountain bikers love to argue, and the merits of pins that thread in from the backside of the pedal body versus grub screws that thread in from the top have led to hilariously long debates in the comments section. With the Occult pedals, either option is possible.

Occult Pedal Details

• 11 pins per side
• 6061-T6 aluminum body
• Chromoly spindle
• Dimensions: 110mm x 105mm
• Colors: onyx, gun metal, umber.
• Free pedal refresh within the first year
• Lifetime crash replacement program
• MSRP: $99 USD
ridetenet.com
The pedals come with 11 thread-thru pins installed on each side, and a bag of grub screws if that's the route you'd like to go. There are also washers to adjust the thread-thru pin height, and there's even a socket that can be used to disassemble the pedals when it's time for a rebuild.

On the topic of rebuilds, Tenet offers a free pedal refresh program for the first year. Smash them for a season, and then send them back before a year is up and Tenet will give them a complete rebuild, including replacing any pins that have been damaged.

The Occult pedals retail for $99 USD, and are available in three color options: onyx, gun metal, or umber.


Tenet Omen pedals
The Occult pedals are available in onyx, gun, metal, and umber. Also known as black, silver, and bronze.


Tenet Omen pedals
The pedals measure 14mm at the center, and 17mm at the leading and trailing edges.
Tenet Omen pedals

Tenet Omen pedals
A set of grub screws, washers, and a socket are included with the Occults.
Tenet Omen pedals





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74 Comments

  • 70 2
 Hard day for me. More time to rip berms I suppose
  • 3 0
 haha. good visual.
  • 13 0
 I heard there's some good dirt in Bermont.
  • 6 9
 Perhaps build some trails at one of your 3 houses.
  • 6 0
 There’s a trail in my local state park call bermie senders. It has berms and you can send it...
  • 5 0
 @gammatomic: needs a donation box at every jump and turn
  • 2 0
 @Session603: Pretty sure he's got 4 right now
  • 2 0
 I am once again asking for more berms to rip.
  • 1 0
 @romphaia: You're probably right.
  • 23 0
 Looks clean! Also, under $100... Hard pressed to find a wide platform pedal in that price range with a free rebuild...
  • 19 0
 Right, I saw these and was like "they look good" then I saw the price, and the rebuild...this is the first time I've been interested in a pedal in 3 years.
  • 4 0
 On this bandwagon w you guys. Great footprint size, pin options, thin, 3 bearings, parts and warranty included, under $100... Sold!
  • 2 2
 Don’t forget about the ANVL tilt, same price and also a killer high end aluminum pedal!
  • 2 0
 But they're not Yoshi
  • 16 0
 These pedals come with a socket, a free rebuild, are made in nice neutral colors, have a crash replacement program, and they're reasonably priced? I have nothing to bitch about and it feels weird.

Serious question: who is your US distributor?
  • 13 0
 Thanks for the kind words. We handle our own distribution at the moment.
  • 3 0
 @ridetenet: right on. You'll be hearing from me when I get my next bike built up.
  • 2 0
 Square instead of angled front and back would be one thing to nitpick. Albeit unlikely to land with your foot on the side with the low profile, but there's a reason almost all platform pedals have angled edges.
  • 1 0
 Value product of 2020?
  • 1 0
 @ridetenet: They look nice and are a great price. How much do they weigh?
  • 2 0
 @ridetenet: I want
  • 13 1
 Looks like a T-Mac
  • 7 2
 And, for $99/pr I can get them for the whole (bike) family instead of moving my TMacs from bike-to-bike.
  • 1 0
 In a good way
  • 3 2
 Similarities derive a lot from both pedals using a symmetrical platform design. We rode the TMacs and really liked their use of it. With symmetrical over asymmetrical you can take full advantage of the platform size and maximize pin placement and overall contact with your shoe. Our pedal is a pretty basic pedal shape honestly. The outer edges are the same curvature you’d find on a shoe, which is intentionally done to tuck the pedal nicely underneath your foot to help reduce pedal strikes.
  • 9 0
 Dang. free rebuild!
  • 4 0
 Can speak on their pedals but owned stems and handlebars from them and they are fantastic and will cut bars to any length you want. Great brand
  • 9 3
 Deity TMac, is that you
  • 2 0
 gonna put it out there, wonder how long till the name and logo changes for "legal reasons" as its damned near identical to Christopher Nolans new film Tenet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenet_
  • 1 0
 @TransforDerek: interesting, wonder how that will play out. can't imagine it being another Specialized debacle..
  • 2 0
 Looks like if you crash and the bike slides on the pedal much it will make removing the end cap a real pain in the ass, looks like the pedal body will be smudged into the endcap.
  • 4 0
 Met the founder and he's a rad dude! Great company and solid stuff.
  • 2 0
 Cant get on with large flats that dont have a proper concave footbed. Would rather sacrifice 2mm pedal thickness for a better footing. DMR for the win.
  • 4 0
 only counting 11 pins
  • 9 0
 These pedals go to Eleven.
  • 4 1
 Excellent products and service from this company. Check them out!
  • 2 0
 Love my stem and bars! I'll be getting some pedals soon, love the simple design.
  • 1 0
 Those look really good and the name comes from the center of the Sator Square. Guessing they are milled in mainland China, however which is too bad.
  • 4 0
 Made in Taiwan!
  • 1 0
 @ridetenet: OK - I can work with that - Good looking stuff!!
  • 1 0
 @ridetenet: By a company that starts with a W? The pedals look awesome
  • 1 0
 @ridetenet: Taiwan, good to know. BTW commenters have been asking for the weight. ?
  • 2 0
 Some one should invent a convex pedal instead or just use the axle like the old days!
  • 2 0
 OneUp
  • 2 1
 Canfield can help you.
  • 2 0
 The fact they come with a set of spare pins and socket tool as standard is fantastic!
  • 4 1
 ......The Movie
  • 4 2
 the movie came after. they even took his logo
  • 2 0
 Yeah, lawsuit was pending, but was dropped. Nolan straight up stole this company’s IP.
  • 4 2
 Are these like merchandise for the film?
  • 2 0
 that's a nice looking pedal!
  • 2 0
 I’d give these a shot. Seem fine. Price is reasonable.
  • 1 0
 Has anyone ridden these yet? I'm skeptical of the lack of pins in the center area...
  • 3 0
 I ordered a pair on Monday. They have a very similar pin configuration to the DMR Vaults I've run in the past. Those were very sticky, so I think these will be pretty grippy.
  • 5 1
 No but you sound like you need to ride clips....
  • 2 0
 If you guys had a matching silver or bronze stem, I'd be all over this
  • 3 0
 Stay tuned. Smile
  • 3 1
 How much do they weigh? The website doesn’t say either
  • 1 0
 406g. Site updated!
  • 1 0
 Thin and concave!! Love it
Is there a sunset version in the future? Aka orange color
  • 2 1
 Wondering how much they weight. It’s not mentioned in article nor at their site.
  • 3 0
 Just ordered mine!
  • 1 0
 6061 not 7075 .not extruded. Not forged. I would go with plastic . Just as strong . Cheaper and lighter.
  • 1 0
 Not a fan of alu pedals, however Nice touch with screw and addons
  • 1 0
 Bearing or bushing... more info now
  • 1 0
 @ridetenet any plans to get these stocked in the UK at all?
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