So they're expensive, not grippy, not concave, have pins that are too short and are awkward to replace, and they've developed play after a few months.
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It's a shame they haven't solved the problem of terrible sealing on their hubs. Every set of TRS wheels I've seen (including the ones gathering dust in my shed) have had the freehub fail.
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What brand of bikes will they be riding this time?
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7IDP have no size guide on their website which is massively annoying - lots of us don't have a local dealer, and need that info. This review mentions nothing about how the pads size up - that's crucial too.
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Is that a new Saint crank on there?
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Wow. Front end really is insanely high in that last pic. I can see why it took some getting used to. Not sure I'd like that for climbing, although I'm pretty sure I won't be climbing on a nine grand bike any time soon.
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I only have the Vault & Point One to hand, but the flat area of the Vault is definitely bigger front to back, before it starts to taper down (the Point one steps down, rather than tapers.) and the Vault is wider, even allowing for the taper - maybe it's just how you pace your foot as opposed to how I place mine -I'm guessing you tend to have your weight on the rear outside edge of the pedal and that's what your disliking and wanting a more square shape, which as you say, is a personal thing. (Maybe my foot placement is bad - wouldn't be the only problem with my technique if it was)
Either way, the review suggests that the platform on the vaults is smaller than other similar pedals, when the opposite is true.
Think it's also worth mentioning that they're significantly cheaper (even moreso in standard guise as opposed to the Brendogs) than the Point Ones/Burgtecs/Straitlines/Twenty6.
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As a fellow sufferer of flat pedal addiction, I'm baffled by this review - the suggestion that the platform on the vaults is too small is just odd. I've been out to the shed to measure my Vaults, and also a set of Point Ones - the Vaults are both longer and wider than the Point Ones (I'd argue there's more usable space too, as the Point ones have a bulge by the crank). DMR measure them as 105mm*115mm - Point One say 100mm x 100mm for the Podiums, the Twenty6 are 110x100. I've used Flatboys and Holzfellers and there's no way either of those are bigger..
As for feel - the Vaults have a lovely concave shape, your foot sinks into the middle of them, I've found that really comfortable and secure - I sold my Straitlines (99x111, fact fans) because I preferred the feel of the Vaults.
Pedal choice has a lot to do with personal taste, and if the reviewer didn't feel comfortable on the pedals, then that's fair enough, but to criticise the Vaults for having too small a platform is just plain wrong.
"Judging by the build kit, it's pretty obvious that the boys at Pivot ride test their components heavily before spec'ing a bike"
The fact that they stuck a 685 bar and 90mm stem on it would suggest they took no care at all in speccing it. Two of the most vital components.