Sixpack Launches German-Made Composite Pedals

May 8, 2022 at 2:32
by SIXPACK Racing  
Sixpack´s Millenium CF and Kamikaze PA composite pedals: rock solid, lightweight, affordable and made in Germany.

PRESS RELEASE: Sixpack

The start of the bike season is a perfect time for Sixpack to surprise the bicycle industry with two completely new composite pedals that are made in Germany. At the top end of the new pedal range is the Millenium CF pedal. In the production of this high-end version, we relied on the use of recycled carbon fibers from industrial waste and stainless-steel components for maximum durability & performance. The more affordable Kamikaze PA comes in seven trendy colors, with the pedal body of the Infinity Black version made from recycled polyamide.

Millenium CF

Recycled carbon fibers are used in the new Millenium CF Pedal that results in an unprecedented combination of high impact resistance, low weight and precision. The pedal body, made of carbon fiber reinforced PA, has a 105x114mm footprint and is equipped with 18 extra-long stainless-steel pins. Our goal of a long hassle free, service life is achieved by using stainless steel ball bearings on one side, which hold up to the elements and resist rust, pitting, and precision igus bushings on the other side.

Paired with corrosion-resistant, thermo-chemically hardened CrMo axle ensure smooth running pedals for a long time. All internal components are protected from the elements such as dust, dirt, mud and moisture with the Sixpack Custom Radial Seal.

At only 350g per pair, this pedal is one of the lightest on the market. We achieve all this with a pedal that is manufactured near the company´s HQ in Ravensburg/Germany. Development, testing and final assembly is all done at the Sixpack HQ in Germany and at an RRP of 89.95€ make it a pioneer among composite pedals.

• Carbon fibre reinforced polyamide
• Net size: 105 x 114 mm
• Height: 18.5 mm center (15 mm leading edge)
• Weight: 350 g
• Thermo-chemically tempered CrMo axle
• Recycled carbon fibres from industrial waste
• RRP: 89.95 €
• Product info: sixpack-racing.com


Kamikaze PA

The new Kamikaze PA Pedal is a pared-down option of the high-end version and one of the first composite pedals to withstand the beating of the mega jumps of Darkfest unscathed! Like the Millenium Pedal, it is completely developed and manufactured in Germany. The composite pedal body is made from a glass-fiber reinforced polyamide that gives it great resilience and a low weight.

We designed it with a large footprint (105x114mm) and 18 extra-long steel pins gives you a large stable platform that your feet stick to. Our special chromoly axle is thermochemically hardened, corrosion-resistant and made in Germany as well. Together with a precision igus bushing and two roller steel bearings, this combination ensures super smooth operation with a long service life. All of this is protected from dirt, mud, dust, and moisture with our custom radial seals. This means more time riding and less time worrying about your pedals.

At only 370g per pair, the almost indestructible Kamikaze PA pedal is, in our mind, superior to nearly any standard aluminum pedal on the market while being 100% Made in Germany, and that well known German quality. Robust, lightweight, precise, and available in seven colors - for 59.95€ RRP, the flat pedal meets the demands of all gravity fans. Another special feature is the Infinity Black color Kamikaze PA pedal body is made from recycled polyamide.

• Glas fibre reinforced polyamide
• Net size: 105 x 114 mm
• Height: 18.5 mm center (15 mm leading edge)
• Weight: 370 g
• Thermo-chemically tempered CrMo axle
• 7 color options
• Infinity Black made from 100% recycled plastic
• RRP: 59.95 €
• Product info: sixpack-racing.com



bigquotesStrong, light, affordable - Until now mountain bikers assumed that only two of these characteristics are combinable. Using modern carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics from recycled materials and working with local companies we could break with this rule and were even able to add the characteristic “sustainable” to the list.Chris Lambertz, Engineer at Sixpack

The company's goal was to develop a gravity-oriented composite pedal made in Germany that has a generous platform, is extremely durable & at the same time so light that it is the perfect pedal for everyday use on the trails and in the bike park. With the aim of keeping the distances in the supply chain as short as possible, the products are assembled and packaged in the newly established assembly line at our company's headquarters in Vogt, Ravensburg/Germany. Sixpack also sources the pedal packaging from a local Bavarian manufacturer that uses recycled cardboard and water-based inks, to keep our environmental impact as low as possible.

bigquotesThe close proximity to the manufacturers of the components for our new Your Part components means an uncomplicated supply chain. We reduce the transportation needed to deliver goods to a minimum and ultimately offer our customers a product whose quality is in our hands from the beginning of the manufacturing process. These reasons and many other points inspired us to start the Your Part project and we are so happy with the results thus far.Jess von der Brüggen, COO Sixpack


The launch of the EJ stem in February 2022, the German component manufacturer, Sixpack, has made good on its promises: Moving the production of many of its core components to Europe and specifically Germany. These products form the base of our Your Part product line, which is now complemented by the new composite pedals, the Millenium CF and Kamikaze PA. Sixpack plans to steadily expand the Your Part portfolio with great products made in Germany, riders can look forward to much more from the brand in the coming months.

Further information on Sixpack Racing can be found on the website sixpack-racing.com, Instagram and on Facebook.

The Millenium CF and Kamikaze PA composite pedals from Sixpack are available online at sixpack-racing.com and in selected bike shops.

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61 Comments

  • 36 2
 "at an RRP of 89.95€ make it a pioneer among composite pedals" - At that price they are certainly not wrong.

Another convex design too.... why oh why.....
  • 9 28
flag Oldgerald (May 10, 2022 at 5:31) (Below Threshold)
 Can you tell us what is your job? Let us see if it can be outsourced in asia and decide if you are also a pioneer..
  • 12 2
 @Oldgerald: My Job? - Not sure I understand the question or why it is relevant, unless you believe the price absolutely has to be this high because the product is made in Germany, which is something I dispute.

The price of the cheaper model isn't actually too high on reflection so I am being a bit of a nob there admittedly.
  • 3 9
flag robbety (May 10, 2022 at 7:35) (Below Threshold)
 The pedal body is just 1,75mm convex (less than One-up etc..) The pin setup itslef is indeed concave.
  • 11 2
 @robbety: Your foot isn’t rigid though and much of your weight will sit on the central raised section.

I admit it’s personal preference but I cannot understand why a convex design would be used, many obviously don’t mind of course or it wouldn’t be used.
  • 16 0
 @robbety: "concave pins" is the biggest cop out. Nothing is going to match the feel of a true concave pedal body
  • 1 0
 I guess pedals are just one part of building a components company. It isn't as if there aren't plenty of options in this category. But they probably need them to build a brand that might one day be like a deity or oneup or crank brothers, etc.
  • 6 0
 Optimum pedal is dependent on choice of shoes, shoe size, sole material, foot placement and riding style.

I‘m always amazed when someone declares their personal preference in something as individual as a bikes contact points as universally superior.
  • 1 0
 meant to say optimum pedal _shape_
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: convex makes the pedal appear thinner and people think thin pedals are cool so they buy them
  • 23 0
 The pedal is 59€ for a locally produced product from recycled plastics thats not been shipped half way around the globe. Only the carbon version with stainless steel bearings and pins is 89€.
  • 5 6
 where does it say that material is locally sourced? It only says locally manufactured. Also, it is not completely made out of carbon fiber, they just add into plastic. Unless the material is locally sourced this is just another case of marketing BS.

Local manufacturing is good, but not 59 EU for plastic pedal good
  • 27 1
 @valrock: all materials of our new pedals are locally sourced – the products are locally produced. Axles and end caps for example are produced 10km away from our headquarter.

The material for the carbon reinforced polyamide bodies is recycled carbon from industrial waste, the Infinity Black Kamikaze PA is made from recycled polyamide.
  • 1 0
 @sixpackracinggmbh: i am bulding new DH rig, if those pedals are good as my old vegas which are holding my 110kg ass for 7 years now, you can take my money Smile
  • 4 0
 @sixpackracinggmbh: thank you for making EU made products!
  • 1 0
 @sixpackracinggmbh: sweet, you should have been more specific in the article. Thx
  • 18 5
 It ain't recycling if you shred longer fibres into shorter ones to use in composite, it is downcycling.
  • 4 1
 PA6 GF30 (the cheaper pedals) is easily recycled. I'm guessing that the same process can be used for PA6 GFxx, though it'll be in its infancy due to the limited feedstock
  • 3 1
 Meant CFxx, but of course we don't get an edit comment function.
  • 11 0
 If your pedals work. Don't by a new pair. Thats even better than recycling.
  • 11 2
 I missed it. Where do they make these?
  • 9 0
 I think it is Germany, but I will have to double check that
  • 7 3
 @tommynator: Are you qualified? I need to see proof of your BMX background.
  • 4 0
 I’ll give them a try, if servicing them is easy! More and more I find that products with a seemingly high price tag offer good or great value, IF they are usable/serviceable for a long time.
My Raceface Atlas and also my DMR Vault pedals eat the tiny bearings for breakfast. But at least rebuilding them is possible and easy.
  • 3 0
 Hmm my bearings are fine on my Vaults but the Bushings go very fast. Its a pain that DMR only sells the complete rebuild kit which contains a lot of spares I dont need. Should also offer the bushings themselves (yes I know its possible to find them elsewhere but it adds hussle where it shouldnt)
  • 2 1
 My Vaults need servicing yet again to prevent the annoying clicking noise. I'm sick enough of it now that it's time for some new pedals that (hopefully) require less frequent re-greasing.
  • 1 0
 Problem is that new bushings don't necessarily remove the play completely, doesn't matter if it's rebuild kit or bushings from bearing supplier, it seems that bushing bore streches/deforms somehow, measured with old, rusty analogue caliper. I put coke can tin between bushing and bore and burning bushings to fit the axles afterwards. My next pedals won't be DMR. I use Igus JSM-1214-12.
  • 7 0
 the word German appears 14 times in this article Big Grin
  • 4 1
 only a pinkbike commenter would count that
  • 8 1
 @DanielVickbd5: Only Ctrl+F would count that
  • 10 5
 So what you’re saying is that they are German pedals made by Germans in the country of Germany…got it.
  • 47 5
 If it was bald eagle and guns you'd be all over it and cheering, let the Germans be proud of what they make too. Anything not made in China is so rare it should be celebrated no matter if German or Freedomland.
  • 2 0
 I think the Crankbrothers Stamp 1 composite pedals still beat this by price, weight, and warranty. The durability is pretty good. Had it for 3 years now and still in one piece after hitting rocks, logs, and stomped on countless times.
  • 2 0
 Sixpacks Vegas pedals was the best plastic pedal ever made. Perfect size, concave shape, could take a beating, naturally it was discontinued. Product regression at it's finest.
  • 1 0
 Totally agree. Those pedals we're perfect. I still have a 5 year old pair doing a great job.
  • 3 0
 "and 18 extra-long steel pins"

Good thing they're extra long, since almost half of them are effectively 3.5mm shorter.
  • 1 0
 *1.75, unless they played with the mounting depths, but since as usual they haven't provided a side profile view, I'd say your point stands.
  • 2 0
 Interesting that one name mentions the reinforcement, and one mentions the plastic. They're both PA = polyamide= nylon, one reinforced with CF and one with GF.
  • 3 1
 Rushing here to argue that we would do just fine without yet another expensive convex pedal, but I was just beaten to it.
  • 5 0
 Why go to all of the effort in controlling the design and manufacturing process to make a bloody convex pedal, just why.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: what’s the disadvantage there? I’m an average clipped in enjoyer so maybe I’m out of the loop. I toss on my trusty nukeproof flats when I want to run them, I’ve no idea if those are concave and if I should be upset about it
  • 1 0
 @sudochuckwalla: Which Nukeproof flats do you have? The alloy ones are concave and one of my favourites, think the composite are too.
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: I have the nukeproof horizon pro downhill pedals
  • 1 0
 @sudochuckwalla: they are ‘concave’ - Really nice feeling pedal.
  • 1 0
 I'm glad they are concerned about bearing longevity. Some mention of ease of service would have been helpful. Eventually all bearings get contaminated.
  • 1 0
 That's pretty dope. Seems similar to what Union does with their bindings. I'd like to see more companies doing stuff like this.

Any side profile images?
  • 1 0
 What is the length and what is the width of the platform? Is there a rule to it that I am not aware of? Why no one ever adds this to the description?
  • 1 3
 "thermo-chemically hardened"

It's just case-hardened. That's not special, it's pretty standard for anything that would be used a bearing surface. Also, how is this "CrMo" steel more corrosion resistant than any other )non-stainless) steel? Marketing fluff is strong with this one!
  • 3 0
 I agree that many advertisements are loaded with fluff, but chromoly steel is any alloy that is well known to have much better corrosion resistance than regular steel.
  • 1 1
 Aren't recycled plastic products always green, not black? Like Adidas Five Ten?
  • 1 1
 Convex because they can't get the right drop across the surface with nylon.
  • 1 0
 Everyone and there mother makes composite pedals now…
  • 1 0
 I'm waiting for the $250 composite pedals.
  • 1 3
 It's still 90 for plastic pedals... Even if it came packaged in lederhosen with a complementary wheat beer, not really a pedal I'd consider...
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