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OneUp Components Launches Two New Flat Pedals

Vital's Take

Ever since coming up with their first range-extender cogs a few years back now, OneUp Components has been putting effort and thought into extending their catalog with more and more useful bits and pieces, so it came as no surprise when a box containing a fresh new set of flat pedals showed up on our doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up for a bit of flat pedal fun, we've had the new aluminum shin-slicers out on the trails for a few weeks now, with the aim of bringing you a long-term review further down the line. To accompany the official launch of the pedals today, here are our first riding impressions along with the official word from OneUp:

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  • The aluminum pedal is thin and light, with a subtly chamfered shape and an overall stealthy look (at least as far as the black sample we received is concerned).
  • The pedal features 10 hexagonal pins per side, which screw in from the rear to make replacement easy even in case you should mangle one.
  • The pedal spins on 4 bearings per side, which are easily accessible for maintenance thanks to the clever use of the cassette lockring standard (we love it when brands come up with new ways to use old tools!).
  • The body shape is slightly convex, but the tall pins are placed in a way that translates to an overall concave feel.
  • On the trail, the new pedal offers very good grip, due to the shape and placement of the sharp pins. The inboard bearing is thin, and does not get in the way of optimal foot placement. The platform is longer than it is wide, but overall it is a balanced shape that we found works very well for this tester's size 12 boats. The pedal spins smoothly, and has so far not developed any noticeable axle play.
  • The low profile improves clearance and gives a very "in-the-pedal" feel.
  • Our sample weighed in at 358 grams, just 3 grams off the claimed weight.

Check out the new pedal in action under Sid Slootegraf and Jacob Murray, then read more about the new pedals from OneUp below:

Press Release

Thin, durable, no-nonsense flat pedals at a price that everyone can afford.

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OneUp Aluminum Pedal

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Bikes are getting lower, so pedals need to get thinner. Our ultra-thin design - only 8mm at the leading edge - gives you maximum clearance on the most technical trails. With 10 replaceable steel pins per side your feet will stay planted through the roughest sections and with a weight of just 355g, OneUp Aluminum Pedals won't slow you down on the climbs.

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Where reliability is concerned, there's no room for compromise. That's why we chose double-sealed, full-cartridge bearings and no bushings for ultimate durability. When it is time to service your bearings, the unique cassette tool lock ring system makes re-greasing the bearings a breeze.

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  • Thickness: 12mm (8mm at the leading edge)
  • Platform Size: 115x105mm
  • Weight: 355g
  • Pins: 10 Hexagonal steel pins per side (less surface area than a round pin = more grip)
  • Colours: Black, Green, Grey
  • Body Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Axle Material: Chromoly steel
  • MSRP: $125 USD

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OneUp Composite Pedal

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The same platform size, weight and replaceable pins as the Aluminum Pedal, but at less than half the price. What's not to like? Cartridge bearing and DU bushing internals.

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  • Thickness: 18mm (13 at the leading edge)
  • Platform Size: 115x105mm
  • Weight: 355g
  • Pins: 10 replaceable steel pins per side
  • Colour: Black Body Material: Nylon Composite
  • Axle Material: Chromoly steel
  • MSRP: $48 USD

Both OneUp pedals have a very subtle convex profile. We feel that the convex shape gives you more grip and support as it allows the pedal to sit in the natural arch of your midfoot - where most flat pedal riders tend to place their feet. The convex profile also creates the thinnest leading edge and the best clearance for a given axle design.

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Rebuild kits will be available for both models, to ensure full servicing for years to come.

Replacement pins and pin height adjustment kits coming soon.

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