VP 001 Pedals
Both Brad and I have been running VP 001 pedals for a while now. They’re basically high-end platform pedals that happen to work well with the current crop of new-school straps. With or without straps, they feel great. They’re nice and wide (112 x 97mm) and they have a thin profile that mediates the cornering clearance issues that arise with running a wide pedal in the city. Plus they look good and don’t weigh an awful lot (345g/pair).
While mine have survived commuting and bike polo unscathed, Brad’s knocked a few pins out since he started using them in October—it looks like some of them backed out, while others probably broke loose on impact. No big deal, though—the pins are replaceable. The bearings are holding up well so far, as are the Chromoly axles, and the CNC machined aluminum body only shows cursory signs of wear.
The VP 001 pedals retail for $80. Visit www.vpcomponents.com for more info.