At the beginning of June, Race Face put the call out on Instagram for riders to submit their “gnarliest scars and/or bloody calves and shins as a result of pedal strikes.” With its latest release, the new nylon Ride Pedal, we now know why.
This entry-level, nylon composite pedal features a concave body with moulded traction pins, which Race Face promises will keep your feet attached without damaging your shoes or your shins should things go pear-shaped.
*If blood and gore make you squeamish, maybe skip the video below.
The new Ride pedal features a Cro-Mo steel axle with a sealed cartridge bearing/bushing set for easy servicing and plenty of longevity.
Tipping the scales at a claimed 320g per pedal, the platform measures 110x101mm, and with 18 moulded pins per side the height is 15mm to 18.4mm at the top of the pins.
The Race Face Ride pedal is a shin safe entry-level pedalRaceFace
A pair is set to cost $34.99 and will come with nine colour options and a two-year warranty. International pricing is TBC.
Race Face Chester
Race Face has also announced updates to its popular Chester flat pedal and new a new magenta colourway.
Race Face has updated the Chester pedal and added a new colourRaceFace
For the brave souls who are happy to risk the skin on their shins and calves, the updated nylon Chester features 16 replaceable hex traction pins (eight per side) and ‘traction tread’ on the concave platform.
The 110mm x 101mm flat pedal spins around a Chromoly steel axle with fully serviceable sealed bearings and DU bushings. They’re a bit heavier than the Ride pedal, with the traction hardware claimed to weigh 360g.
Backed by a two-year warranty, the Chester pedals are available in nine colours, and will cost $49.99. International pricing is TBC.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides on the Gold Coast in Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his father a former European pro convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he can often found exploring singletrack or grinding down a gravel road.