Aaron Gwin, the 2011 UCI World Cup Downhill Champion, has signed with HT Components for the 2012 season. Aaron will run HT EVO series flat pedals at select World Cups when conditions get nasty. He will still use clipless pedals for the majority of his race runs, and will also aid in the development of new HT clipless pedals. 

Photos by Kevict Yen

The HT EVO series includes the AE01, ME01T, AE02 and AE02T flat pedals, all of which use a patented spindle bearing system that allows for an ultra thin pedal body. The EVO series are among the lightest on the market, and the top-of-the-line ME01T model used by Aaron features a magnesium body and titanium spindle.

HT is a division of Hsing Ta Industrial, one of the pioneers of the bicycle industry. Hsing Ta was founded in 1954 and is located in Taiwan.

For complete specs on Aaron's new choice in pedals, visit ht-components.com. HT Pedals can be found at fine bicycle retailers and are distributed in the US by bikefettish.com.

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  • CalDHrider84

    2/4/2012 11:06 AM

    Rainbow trails! Rode there last weekend....Love living on So Cal!

  • th3w3s

    2/1/2012 1:03 PM

    as far as I can tell the helmet he's wearing is an open face motorcycle helmet - the Bell Custom 500. This one: http://gear.motocross.com/imgs/p_74743.jpg


  • SwylieR

    2/1/2012 8:46 AM

    that tag on the rock at :38 is SO SICK!!! taggers are the coolest!

  • JimEG

    2/1/2012 8:26 AM

    Gwin needs to make more ripper vid's like this. Awesome. 2nd easton. The no visor goggle look was pretty rad.

  • NoahColorado

    2/1/2012 8:20 AM

    I have AE-01s and 02s - they're both sick. I approve this message.

  • erwinmruiz

    2/1/2012 6:15 AM

    I saw that bike in Fontana, looks awesome

  • Yuroshek

    1/31/2012 8:33 PM

    No way spomer! No time to read! must watch video.... braaaap!

  • camdenthekid

    1/31/2012 8:27 PM

    god that bike is beautiful, sweet pedals and itll be cool to see their clipless offerings in the future.

  • sspomer

    1/31/2012 7:53 PM

    @alpaca - please take 4 seconds to read the text.

  • alpaca04

    1/31/2012 7:36 PM

    so gwin is gunna run flat pedals now? interesting. i also want that bike.

  • sspomer

    1/31/2012 7:08 PM


  • swilson669

    1/31/2012 6:30 PM

    I love my AE02 pedals! and I love watching gwin shred it up at rainbow!


    1/31/2012 6:11 PM

    have your dealer contact sales@bikefettish.com for USA and Canada!!!

  • mtbmtbmtb

    1/31/2012 5:20 PM

    ht clipless pedals?!

  • Vincent_Boucher

    1/31/2012 5:12 PM

    I want them in canada. PLEASE.

  • Acadian

    1/31/2012 5:11 PM

    so fast and smooth...

  • easton

    1/31/2012 5:08 PM

    Taking my visor off asap.

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