The All New Fusion Pedal features Super lightweight one-piece die cast magnesium body, Oversized chromoly axle, heavy duty bearings and replaceable pins. Ideal for dirt jumping, dual slalom, downhill, andTrials applications... and nowThey are available in blackToo! This item includes 2 pedals (enough for one bike). Weight: 480 grams Material: Magnesium Body w/ Replaceable Pins, heavy duty bearings, CroMo Axle Colors: Black
Weaknesses: No selaed bearings, pins usually pop out and deform the pedal enough so you cant repin
It's tough to find pedals this good for so little. Sure the bearings aren't sealed...(was upset that Azonic initially advertised them as sealed) just means if they get rough you need to re-grease (its easy). Yeah the pins can get knocked out if you bash a rock hard enough, same thing can happen on the pricey pedals. But if you're on a budget and are ok with losing a pin or two these are great lighter, grippy pedals. Ive had em for years and still dont hesitate to repurchase or recommend. Ride em hard!
I replaced my 1st pair after years of riding not because the pins fell out but because they got dull. Rounded off after years of happy riding. Pedals are still on the backup bike. In fact I found that cutting off the lugs on my favorite mt bike shoes where the pedals normally sat resolved the issues giving me a much more stable feel on all my bikes.
a Weekend Warrior
from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Date Reviewed: March 24, 2007
Strengths: Lightweight body, thick Cr-Mo axle and long grippy pins.
Weaknesses: Lightweight body (it's not too hard to take the corners off), poor seals, would be nice if fitted with sealed cartridge bearings.
There seems to be a lot of b!tching about the bearings here but the issue is the seals or indeed lack of an inboard seal altogether. Regular maintenance will keep them running sweet for years, just take it easy on rocks as the magnesium alloy body material is very, very soft. If you take a corner off you might lose a pin which does reduce the excellent grip. If you're a real pedal thrasher maybe you should be looking a lot higher up the ranks for some with the durability you need. For the rest of us these are a very grippy and comparatively light flattie.
Bike Setup: Schwinn Rocket 88 S2, Marzochi All Mountains, Kore bar and stem, Ritchey Logic cranks, Gore / Avid cables, Wilderness tyres, standard headset, brakes, wheels, shock, post and seat.
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2006
Strengths: light, rather original colour
ive used them for two weeks, then headin home in a set of 4 stairs, the axe just bent... even the guy in the shop told me " you ain´t going far with these pedals ..." moreover if you ride in a very rocky terrain, these pedals will melt away, magnesium is very soft apparently !
These pedals have great grip (and they have left many divits in my shins), but they are also very brittle. I have already ripped several of the studs out along with the threads so that they can't be screwed back in. I wouldn't buy them again. It also uses the basic cone style bearings and they needed repacking after only a few months. I would say they'd be good for dirt jumping type stuff, but anything where you'll be bashing pedals on rocks I'd stay away.
Bike Setup: 90s Trek 6500ZX (real aluminum, not Chinese), Manitou in the front
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 7, 2004
Strengths: Big, light and look cool
Weaknesses: They are crap they are loose after falling from mabey only 10 720's
this pepdels look cool they ar nce and big and light but they cant take any abuse what so ever. After doign about 100 720's and crashing on about 10 of them they are screw over the bearings are crushed and the body is starting to dvelop cracks.
Bike Setup: one 25, double dt 24 inch, odi lock on,onix hub, single speed, brakeless
from Eubank, Ky, USA
Date Reviewed: March 7, 2004
Strengths: light compared to other large platform pedals, strong axles, good traction, tought body, nice finish that adds good looks
Weaknesses: DO NOT HAVE CARTRIGE BEARINGS!!! they have plain loose ball bearings instead
Good pedals at a good price. They do not have the cartrige bearings like some places advertise. I dont really mind that, because plain ball bearings are super simple to service, just disassemble the pedals, pack it with some waterproof grease, reassemble, and you're good to go. I do that about every six months, and my pedals run smooth as butter all the time. And for the guy who said in his review that his pedals started coming loose on the axle, all you gotta do is snug up the nut that holds the pedal in place. Mine do not have this problem because I routinely check my bike and maintain it. Like I said at the beginning, these are good pedals, made by a good company, and can be had for a small price.
Bike Setup: 2001 Mongoose Pro Valient; WTB Motoraptor 2.4 tires, Sun Mammoth rims/WTB speed disk hubs, formula activa mechanical disks, Avid levers, shimano deore shifters/LX deraillers, Syntace VRO bar/stem combo, WTB SSTX2K saddle, Rockshox Psylo SL fork/ Pro Deluxe rear shock
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: September 28, 2003
Strengths: Look Cool
Weaknesses: The bearings on these things suck!!! I mean these bearings wear after just a few rides. Plus the bearings ARENT sealed and the pins cant be replaced.
The pedals arent worth the money. The bearings are total crap. After just a few months the pedal was rattleing around on the axle. I really like the look of the pedals and they function rather well but their lifespan is poor at best. Spend your money elsewhere.
Bike Setup: Kona Stinky Prime, 7" plates, Avalanche DHS rear shock
a Cross Country Rider
from London UK
Date Reviewed: September 24, 2003
Strengths: Strong, I haven't killed them yet.
Weaknesses: General crapness. Not very grippy (back of shoe slides around nicely, and they are crap in the wet too). BS advertising about cartridge bearings. Heavy (THEY ARE!). As they are crap, I consider the fact that I haven't killed them yet as a weakness too - when they die I will be happy to buy some better ones!
DON'T BUY THESE. Azonic still haven't changed their lying "sealed cartridge bearing" advertising, which annoys me sooo much that I am putting another review up about how crap they are. Even though I like the look of their saddles, I'll never buy another azonic product just to spite them. Ha ha.
Purchased At: gForse Bikes best damn bike shop in town!
Similar Products Used: Snafu, azonic A-frame.
Bike Setup: azonic evolution II frame, FSA cranks, fsa hd set, FSA BB, shimano XT derailers, Fox 125r Fork, handbuilt wheels, louise fr disc. AWESOME!
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003
Strengths: Quite grippy, good size, seem quite strong
Weaknesses: Weight, bearings
What is all this about "super-light" - these weigh A TON! Pick up some V8s and tell me I'm wrong. Also as said elsewhere on this page, they are not sealed bearing and I don't believe the body is made of magnesium either. Emailed azonic who said they would change the description on their website - that was atleast a month ago. If anyone knows what the american equivalent of the trading standards council is, give me a shout and I'll make a complaint.
These are crap - weigh about the same as a hippo, crap bearing, not that grippy either - get some V8s and don't bother with these - RIP OFF AT HALF THE PRICE.
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