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Azonic A-Frame Pedal

4.13/5 (46 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.99


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The Azonic A-Frame Pedal features a CNC machined aluminum body, oversized stainless steel spindle, removable pins and sealed cartridge bearings.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chuk2rs a Downhiller from Pueblo, CO

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2009

Strengths:    They work as intended

Weaknesses:    There are lighter pedals out there

Bottom Line:   
I have beenusing these pedal since they first came out. I believe the first set had a spindle break. But Azonic replaced them without issue. I have since had 2 other pair with no issues. They were purchased in 2001! I have ridden hard and done NO maintenance to them. I would reccomend these pedals to any one. May try out the new 420's now, just for weight reasons.

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Favorite Trail:   Tunnel

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Azonic

Similar Products Used:   Welego's

Bike Setup:   2005 P1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ebnash a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2008

Strengths:    Great looking, good grip on the feet.

Weaknesses:    Bearings/bushings took a dump after very little use.

Bottom Line:   
I had these pedals for about a year, but they were only used about 5 times, since I normally ride with clipless pedals. They started howling during a ride and went I attempted to remove the outer bearing cap, it broke into pieces. CRAP!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Wilder/Demo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano DXR's

Bike Setup:   08 Heckler, DHX Coil, Talas, XT Drivetrain, Saint shifters/brakes, Azonic Outlaw wheels...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Timm214 a Weekend Warrior from Long Branch, NJ, US

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2008

Strengths:    They stick to your feet

Weaknesses:    Bearings/Overall construction

Bottom Line:   
The bearings went after two weeks of use. A month or two later I noticed there was a lot of play with the spindle. I kept riding then and then one of the end caps cracked and fell off. This all happened in about 4 months of use. Never again will I buy A-Frames

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Favorite Trail:   Street/DJ's

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Tons of other flat pedals

Bike Setup:   2008 STP

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim True a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

Strengths:    Super grippy even when wet
Look good
grippy
ergonomic
big platform


Weaknesses:    left pedal blew apart
weight


Bottom Line:   
Pedals are good super grippy big platform awesome im smooth rider weigh about 150 but will hit decent sized stuff 18 foot drops 30-35 doubles and downhilling

But i got them used and i dont know how the kid before me rode or how smooth

but for the beating i gave them i'll give them a four

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   bighit, 888, hopeII's arrow racing rims ect. ect.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick basica a Downhiller from Breckenridge, Colorado, U.S.

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    beefy, super grippy, not to heavy, sturdy spindle

Weaknesses:    pins fall out. MAKE SURE tht you loc-tite the pins and then you should have no problems

Bottom Line:   
great strong grippy pedal(USE LOC-TITE ON THE PINS!)

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Crested Butte or Keystone

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   recycle ski and sport

Similar Products Used:   wellgo, crankbrothers, primo, speacialized,

Bike Setup:   2004 giant dh comp, boxxer race, swinger 6 way, sram x7/x9, supra bh wheelset, hayes hfx-9 hd, 8" rotors,easton bars, easton stem, easton seatpost, wtb saddle, fsa headset, azonic peadals, race face crankset bashring and chainguide.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob S a Downhiller from Raleigh, NC

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007

Strengths:    Awesome. Great grip. Screw clipless.

Weaknesses:    Pins. They fall out. One day of riding and 5 missing pins. Just use lok-tite. Problem solved I suppose.

Bottom Line:   
They're well worth it. Retail price or otherwise.

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Favorite Trail:   Rasperry

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint.com

Bike Setup:   Heckler, zochi bomber Z.1, XTR/XT drivetrain, Avid BB7's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by josh esfahani a Racer from los gatos

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Strengths:    strong, very grippy, easy to maintain and rebuild, spin smoothly

Weaknesses:    a little bit heavy, the black sctratches really easily

Bottom Line:   
this is a great all around pedal. i used it on DH races as well and it gripped well. for dirtjumping, it's a little hard to get your feet off for tricks. but they are very strong and reliable

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Favorite Trail:   UCSC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   evolution bike shop

Similar Products Used:   crankbrothers 5050

Bike Setup:   2006 medium blur 4x w/RP3, 2007 fox 32 float RLC ,chis king wheelset, chris king headset, monkeylite DH bars, juicy 7 brakes, XO drivetrain, stylo cranks, gamut race chainguide

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ezra a Downhiller from w.covina

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2006

Strengths:    very strong takes on everything you can throw at it. set screws are gnarly it bites! grip.. can find replacement pins at ace hardware

Weaknesses:    none!!! tough

Bottom Line:   
if your a weekend dh rider or a racer I surely recommend it

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Favorite Trail:   mt. wilson

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   wheelworld

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   foes 2.1 mono

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Whitby

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2006

Strengths:    - good grip
- easy to service
- silver ones look great
- silver finish is very durable
- tough pedals


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals for the price. I've been using the same set for 4 years now, and they've been on 4 different bikes. they started out as my DH pedals, but I got some Syncros Mentals, so the A-Frames are now on my trail bike which sees more ride time than my DH bike. I can't believe how durable they are. I periodically pull them apart and pack them with grease, and that's all the maintenance I've ever had to do. They've seen a ton of ride time over the years, and the original bearings are still smooth, and the spindles dead straight. I've never even had to replace a pin. I have the silver ones, so they wear great, and still look almost new. Great grip, depending on the show you're wearing as well. Incredible value if you ask me.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   - Syncros Mentals (amazing)
- Daredevil (Devinci brand, low quality)
- Snafu BMX (bearings didn't last)


Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler ano silver, Sherman Flick Plus, DHX5 coil, Hadley/Velocity/Singletrack wheels, Hayes El Caminos, RF NorthShore DH cranks, Azonic A-Frame pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hansen a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, Ca

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2006

Strengths:    Extremely durable and smooth. I used Loc-Tite on the pins right after I bought them. It took about 5 minutes and had absolutely 0 problems.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely no weaknesses. Use Loc-Tite on the pins before use.

Bottom Line:   
These are probably THE BEST pedals out there but again I stress to use the 5 minute Loc-Tite set up before using.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler w/ Fox Talas

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick "The Manimal" a Downhiller from Cullowhee, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2006

Strengths:    The A-frame has a large platform that makes for more range of motion. The pins hold like glue and are easy to replace of lost or worn down.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around pedal

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Favorite Trail:   Ridge run into Tally Wacker

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Haro, specialized, odyssey, and monty.

Bike Setup:   O6 SC Bullit, E13 DRS, Deity bar, Titec El Norte stem, 66Rc, raceface diablos real seal headset, Azonic love-seat, Thompson elite seatpost, DT swiaa onyx rear hub, white industries front hub.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim a Weekend Warrior from va

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
(A follow-up to a post I left a couple months ago). Daniel Burton (dburt@onealusa.com) from Azonic contacted me quickly after my posting here on MTB REVIEW and offered an even exchange of the pedals. Well they have arrived and I will give 'em a good work out this summer. I'll repost in a few months and see if this set holds up better.

Good customer service goes a long way and I would like to say thanks to Mr. Burton and MTB REVIEW. The manufacturers and companies do read the reviews on this website and our voices are heard.

5 chilis for Mr. Burton and MTB REVIEW

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Murrita

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2006

Strengths:    Good Grip look cool

Weaknesses:    Bearings only lasted one ride, and all the grease came out one side and the bearing had play already

Bottom Line:   
Very poor quality very unhappy rip off in my book

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Favorite Trail:   SJ

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Price point

Similar Products Used:   Truativ, Odessey

Bike Setup:   Intense 5.5

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Fred a Weekend Warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2006

Strengths:    Great grip, replaceable pins, Look pretty good

Weaknesses:    After a couple of years very light use (on my old BMX, then moved to my MTB) the bearings started to seeze up. Now they make god awful creaking noises. Tried to regrease but it made matters worse.

Bottom Line:   
For the price these pedals should be better made. The internal design seems to be really badly thought out. And at 75 bucks these things are too expensive. I would highly recommend lookin elsewhere for some platforms.

DX, Eastons or Crank Bros 5050's would be a better bet, if more expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Sids Bikes NYC

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Dx - MX30, and numerous other Cheap platforms

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon, King kings, XTR

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from Arlington,VA

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2006

Strengths:    Good grip, lots of pins

Weaknesses:    Weak bearings, Terrible customer service from Azonic

Bottom Line:   
These pedals worked great for the first few rides (I rarely rode them over 3 years), but after the 5th or 6th ride on them I had a noisy bearing, as others below mentioned. I tried to remove the dust cap and found it to be cracked, distorting it and not allowing an allen key to fit. I emailed Azonic, no response. I emailed them again, no response. I called their home office, no response. So I'm stuck with a fairly new set of pedals that I can't use.

On a side note, a friend gave me an old set of his A-Frames that have seen severe use and they work great. I guess it's the luck of the draw regarding the bearings.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   SC Bullit, SC VP Free

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