FUNN Black Magic Flat Pedal

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First Look: FUNN Black Magic Flat Pedal

It's hard to stand out in today's flat pedal market. Beyond thin and flat, pretty much anything goes, and all you have to do is stroll through the alleys of Eurobike to see what "anything" means. And as we were, FUNN's new Black Magic caught our eye not because it's trying to be the most extravagant flat pedal ever made, but rather because it is made from thermoplastic and it sports a price tag that won't scare anybody away. We grabbed a pair to see what you can do with a few recycled PET bottles these days.

FUNN Black Magic Highlights

  • Body material: Thermoplastic derived from recycled PET bottles
  • Size: 103x98x17-mm
  • Number of pins: 16 per Read More »

It's hard to stand out in today's flat pedal market. Beyond thin and flat, pretty much anything goes, and all you have to do is stroll through the alleys of Eurobike to see what "anything" means. And as we were, FUNN's new Black Magic caught our eye not because it's trying to be the most extravagant flat pedal ever made, but rather because it is made from thermoplastic and it sports a price tag that won't scare anybody away. We grabbed a pair to see what you can do with a few recycled PET bottles these days.

FUNN Black Magic Highlights

  • Body material: Thermoplastic derived from recycled PET bottles
  • Size: 103x98x17-mm
  • Number of pins: 16 per pedal
  • Colors: Black body, number of options for pins and end cap
  • Weight: 360-grams (claimed), 353-grams (verified) per pair
  • MSRP: $55 USD
  • Availability: Jan/Feb 2016

The FUNN pedal is very light (at 353-g verified for the pair, they are among the lighter options out there full stop), and the body presents a fairly classic flat pedal shape. There are 8 pins per side, that screw in from the top (the pins screw into a nut on the other side, since threading the plastic is not an option here).

We failed to grab some of the more colorful optional pins and end caps, which left us with a black on black and very ordinary looking set of platforms. The overall size is in line with many other options on today's market, and although at 17-mm you can find thinner options the Black Magic still qualifies as flat and thin. Interestingly, the body is made from recycled PET bottles, which if nothing else leaves you feeling like FUNN is at least taking a responsible approach to waste management and plastic in general.

The pedals feature one bearing and one bushing per side. The overall shape of the pedal should make it suitable for most types of riding, and during a quick test ride we found we had just enough room to feel comfortable with a size 12 (US) shoe.

The Black Magic is an interesting alternative for those looking to spend less. |t is not the only plastic MTB pedal option out there, but it presents a solid feature set and a classic shape that will make it a good choice for trail riding and messing about in general. For more information head on over to www.funnmtb.com.

Text by Johan Hjord / Photos by Tal Rozow and Johan Hjord

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Specifications

Product FUNN Black Magic Flat Pedal
Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Body Material Plastic
Body Material Details Thermoplastic
Bearing Type 1 bearing + 1 bushing
Spindle Spec
Pin Spec 16 pins
Colors Black + range of pin colors
Weight 0 lb 12.7 oz (360 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $55
More Info

www.funnmtb.com

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