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Tectonic Components Releases New Altar Pedal 12

The startup component brand from Durango, Colorado, launches its first product in the form of a carbon-fiber-reinforced nylon flat pedal.

Tectonic Components Releases New Altar Pedal

After several years of prototyping, testing, and refinement, Tectonic Components is proud to launch our first product, the Altar platform pedal. We chose to build a pedal that would excel in our favorite terrain; high-altitude exploration and steep freeride zones in the desert. It just so happens to be a superb option for wherever else your bike might take you. In search of the ultimate grip and performance, we have ventured beyond the scope of conventional pedal design, and are honored to build our pedals in Durango, Colorado. 


  • 110 x 120mm platform
  • 15mm thick
  • 330g / pair
  • Carbon fiber-reinforced nylon pedal body
  • Patent-pending, hardened Hitachi steel traction pins
  • Stainless steel spindle
  • Full cartridge bearing system
  • Made in USA
  • $199.00 USD



Measuring 110mm (W)  x 120mm (L), the Altar's platform size pushes the boundaries of the category. Delivering sublime grip and power transfer, you are assured a reliable foothold even in those moments where foot placement is less than perfect. At only 15mm thick at the center, the pedal body offers 2mm of dual concavity for the best ride feel.



After experimenting with a variety of materials, we landed on carbon fiber-reinforced nylon for the best in strength and resilience. During the injection molding process, our tooling is designed to optimize fiber orientation throughout the pedal body. This material is quasi-isotropic (equally strong in all directions), and is both stronger and lighter than aluminum. These pedals excel at gliding over rocks rather than sticking, and at 330g for a pair, they won’t slow you down either.


Made from hardened Hitachi stainless steel, our patent-pending traction pins is the secret sauce. A full-length, dual-sided pin is attached by a bolt on the side of the pedal body, allowing for easy extraction and replacement of damaged pins. No more delicate threads in the pedal body to be damaged by mangled pins. Typically used in knives, this steel is very resistant to bending, so while the pins may be easy to replace, you won’t have to as often.



We set out to build a pedal around a durable, easily serviced bearing layout, and landed on a system that uses four cartridge bearings per pedal. These run on a heat-treated stainless steel spindle, with additional sealing for the best longevity. When the time comes, the pedals can be easily rebuilt with common tools.


The Altar pedal is available now. For more information or to purchase, please visit

View key specs, compare pedals, and rate the Tectonic Components Altar in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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