Thursday, October 4, 2007 10.23am
Straitline are a Canadian company newly making inroads in to the UK, and with a background in precision engineering that's clearly visible in their current product range. The Straitline pedals are sleek-looking, low-profile numbers with some great features.
Made from custom-extruded aluminium alloy to ensure a high strength-to-weight ratio (the version with a chromoly steel spindle weighs 518g a pair, while the titanium spindle model is 450g), the pedals provide very secure and stable sized platforms for the feet and use 14 stainless steel pins on each side of each pedal to prevent any slippage. The slanted profile, with chamfered edges, allows for easy engagement of foot-to-pedal after a dab and makes repositioning less hassle.
The ample sized gaps within the pedal cage enable mud to squeeze its way through without interfering with grip, and the widely spaced polymer bearings not only ensure a smooth, flex-free, maintenance-free action but also offer a degree of water resistance thanks to the double seal. As well as there been a choice between chromoly and titanium spindles, there are several colour options, including pink, so the Straitline pedals should always be up there with the best.
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