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e*thirteen Plus Flat Pedal

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Tested: e*thirteen Plus Flat Pedal

E*thirteen is back in the flat pedal game with the all-new Plus pedal, a thinner version of the old LG1 pedal.

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Tested: e*thirteen Plus Flat Pedal

You may remember that e*thirteen jumped into the flat pedal game in 2011 with their LG1 pedal, a very different take on how to build a platform for your sticky rubber kicks. Despite delivering plenty of grip, the LG1 never really took off, mainly because of a relatively tall profile and some issues with the "spin control" feature. Fast-forward to 2019, and e*thirteen were back at it, packing the old LG1 pin pattern into a smaller and sleeker package - the all-new Plus pedal (and its composite sibling, the Base). Curious to see how the newcomer would stack up, we got hold of a pair and put them to the test. Check out our video review and the highlights below to learn more.

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Good grip
  • Relatively compact platform dimensions
  • Long Pin-To-Axle number maximizes available real estate
  • Pins bolt in from the rear
  • Full set of spare pins included in box
  • Inboard bearing bulge won't be to everybody's liking
  • Somewhat modest concavity measurements

E*thirteen Plus Pedal Highlights

  • Features: 22-pin design, thin pedal platform, with triple-bearing axle system
  • Material: Machined, anodized aluminum
  • Pins: 5mm tall steel pins
  • Size: 100x110mm platform designed to deflect rock strikes
  • Spindle: Heat-treated steel
  • Colors: Black, Red, Blue
  • Weight: 440 grams (verified)
  • MSRP: $139 USD

Video Review

For more information, head on over to www.ethirteen.com.


About The Reviewer

Johan Hjord - Age: 46 // Years Riding MTB: 14 // Weight: 190-pounds (87-kg) // Height: 6'0" (1.84m)

Johan loves bikes, which strangely doesn’t make him any better at riding them. After many years spent practicing falling off cliffs with his snowboard, he took up mountain biking in 2005. Ever since, he’s mostly been riding bikes with too much suspension travel to cover up his many flaws as a rider. His 200-pound body weight coupled with unique skill for poor line choice and clumsy landings make him an expert on durability - if parts survive Johan, they’re pretty much okay for anybody. Johan rides flat pedals with a riding style that he describes as "none" (when in actuality he rips!). Having found most trail features to be not to his liking, Johan uses much of his spare time building his own. Johan’s other accomplishments include surviving this far and helping keep the Vital Media Machine’s stoke dial firmly on 11.

Video by Johan Hjord

My Favorite Pedals Are Back

Rating:
The Good:

Super grippy and extremely durable. Still no lateral play and still spinning smoothly after a season of abuse.

The Bad:

Platform not as huge as some other options on the market, but still great for my size 11 feet.

Overall Review:

I was a big fan of the original LG1 pedals so was excited to see E*13 ring back the shape for these new versions. Grip is as amazing as I remember, but the new pedals are thinner and lighter. I've hammered on these or a full riding season and they have taken all the abuse I've dished out. They're still spinning smoothly and have zero lateral play (unlike some other high end pedals I've used). Price is fair too. Great job E*13!

Specifications

Product e*thirteen Plus Flat Pedal
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Body Material Aluminum
Body Material Details Machined, anodized aluminum
100x110mm, concave platform with chamfered edges to to deflect rock strikes
Bearing Type Triple-bearing axle system: 1 big inboard bearing and 2 outboard bearings
Spindle Spec Heat-treated Steel
Pin Spec 22 pins (11 per side), 5mm tall, steel
Colors Black, red, blue
Weight 0 lb 14.5 oz (410 g)
Miscellaneous 5-year warranty
Fully rebuildable
2019 model year release
Price $139
More Info

www.ethirteen.com

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