Nukeproof Horizon Pro Flat Pedal

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First Look: Nukeproof Horizon Pro Flat Pedal Sam Hill Edition

If we could ask anybody in the world to conceive our next flat pedal, Sam Hill would be right up there on the list. The crew at Nukeproof lucked out, because with Sam on their team that is exactly who they got to help when they set out to design the new Horizon pedal. Keep reading to see what they came up with.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro Sam Hill Highlights

  • Body Material:Forged 6061-T6 alloy with CNC finishing.
  • Bearing Type: 2 x DU bushings & 4 x sealed cartridge bearings (per pair)
  • Spindle: CroMo or Ti
  • Pins: 20 pedals per pedal, adjustable
  • Colors: Black with polished face
  • Weight:  438 g (verified)
  • MSRP (CroMo spindle): $129.99 USD
  • MSRP (Ti spindle): $279.99 USD
  • Also available: regular Pro version, non Sam Hill edition (plain black)

The Horizon gets its name from the fact that it appears flat at first glance, but actually presents a slight concave shape. One stated design goal was to avoid having any kind of bumps or protrusions on the face of the pedal, which was achieved by not making it super thin. Featuring the usual angled leading edges, the Horizon spins on one DU bushing and two sealed cartridge bearings per side. There is a lip seal to help keep moisture and grit out of the innards as well.

Additionally, the Horizon Pro features adjustable pins to allow Sam to eek out every last bit of grip from his pedals. Basically, Sam wanted the longest pins possible, but since that might not always be in the best interests of Mr. Joe Average, Nukeproof included a set of washers that keep the longer edge pins in check. Remove the washers to get your Sam on (your shins may not thank you!) The six edge pins screw in from the rear, while the four middle pins go in from the top. As usual, this means these four grub screws fill up with dirt very quickly making it hard to tighten or remove them sometimes, but on the flipside, spares are incredibly easy to come by. Yin and yang.

At 110x100x17-mm the Horizon is inline with many other offerings among the current "flat and wide" crop of flat pedals. Sure there are some slightly thinner options out there, but the completely flat face of the Horizon is a bonus, as is the fact that a slightly thicker pedal means bigger bushings and bearings, which hopefully should bode well for longevity. The Horizon weighed in at 438-grams, which is slightly above many competitors, but once again Nukeproof have favored strength over grams saved, which we probably agree with in principle. For those with deeper pockets you can drop ~75-grams for the pair with the Ti axle upgrade.

We've had the Horizons out on quite a few rides so far, and we have been very impressed with the grip. Without even resorting to removing the washers (we're too scared!) these things grab hold of your feet and won't let go. Paired with FiveTen Stealth rubber it's like clipping in. The shape is spot on, and has pins in all the right places. We've put quite a few scuffs and dings on them already, but so far, no major issues to report beyond the scratched-up looks. The pedals spin freely enough, with just a bit of drag that appears to be caused by the rubber lip seal. We'll take that over contaminated bearings any day.

More information at: www.nukeproof.com.

Specifications

Product Nukeproof Horizon Pro Flat Pedal
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Body Material Aluminum
Body Material Details Forged 6061-T6 alloy with CNC finishing
Bearing Type 2 x DU bushings and 4 x sealed cartridge bearings (per pair)
Spindle Spec CroMo or titanium
Pin Spec 20 per pedal, adjustable
Colors Sam Hill black with polished face, red, blue, or copper
Weight
  • 0 lb 15.2 oz (430 g)
  • 0 lb 12.8 oz (362 g)
Miscellaneous Spares available for: Horizon Cro-mo axle kit (pair), pedal bearing kit, pedal bushing, rubber cap, screw pin set
Price
  • $125.99
  • $275.99
More Info

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