Brooklyn Machine Works Veggie Burgers Pedal

4.96/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 643 grams MSRP : $160.00


Product Description

With all the strength and traction you've come to expect from our original Shinburger, the Veggies are machined right here in Brooklyn to bring the weight down to 643 grams for the pair. 9/16 axle. Available in Black or Silver.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ultimateracer28 a Weekend Warrior from Indiana

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2010

Strengths:    These are 100% machined! They take a block of aluminum, and carve it down to what you see. I guess what people are mistaking as a cast is the powder coating which comes on the silver ones as well as the black. By the way, these things are gorgeous, they did a beautiful job machining them and look stunning on my bike as well as perform. I really feel like my foot is in these unlike the previous generation.

Weaknesses:    More people don't buy them.

Bottom Line:   
I have a pair in silver and they look amazing! I'm a huge fan of high quality made in U.S.A. components and boy do these fit the ticket! Yes, the $110 was hard to take, but after buying these I honestly have never looked back. Great product, definitely try them out.

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Favorite Trail:   Dunes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-works Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy W a Downhiller from Jersey City

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2009

Strengths:    Big. Grippy. What else do you need?

With 5.10 shoes your feet will never come off.


Weaknesses:    Without shinguards, these will straight up eat your leg.

Bottom Line:   
Straight up these pedals are the closest thing to being clipped in without actually going SPD. Landing off camber or even crashing sideways, your feet will NOT slip off the pedal. To reposition your foot you have to lift off the pedal because the spikes hold so well.
Also, they work as freakin' bottle openers.

All in all, the pedals are the best platforms out there. Also, they all come from the OG shop in Brooklyn, just 4 dudes who all ride. Who can't support that?

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Favorite Trail:   Diablo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   www.brooklynmachinew

Similar Products Used:   Konas, Azonics, 50/50, assorted Wellgos. All OK, still not comparable to the Brooklyn.

Bike Setup:   Transition Grand Mal, Boxxer, Vivid, XT throughout

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crimson a Downhiller from Scottsdale AZ

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2008

Strengths:    These are incredible pedals. Bmw did a great job on bringing the weight down on these. I have put mine through hell and they have held up great. I love when people shy away from riding your bike because of the BMW's. I love it!!

Weaknesses:    They are cast and then the centers machined out not a huge deal but worth mentioning. The first generation Shinburgers were totally machined and had a beer opener in them. One negative the cast surface on the tops of the teeth don't grip as well as machined edges. I have filed all mine through the casting marks so they are even grippier. Make sure you keep your black end caps tight. Once they are tight you will never have a problem but the end caps are what keep pressure on the pedal shaft and keep the pedal body from feeling loose not the threads on the shaft. They only use one sealed bearing with a large contact bushing but this is not a bad thing. Its kind of an innovative set up that seems to handle abuse very very well.

Bottom Line:   
A few worn down teeth and a few have started to bend from hard hits but all in all still smooth as silk. I still have never slipped a pedal to speak of if at all but I did snap a chain and caught a veggie in the back of my calve. OUCH!

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Favorite Trail:   Gerronimo Phx AZ

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Kore Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Shinburgers 2nd generation and during Bmx days almost every high end bmx pedal made between 85 amd 95. Crupi, Shimano Dx, Hutch, Suntour, and SR's

Bike Setup:   Turner 6 pack xtr/xt/Saint, Fox Van 36 rc2, Chris King, Thomson, and of Course BMW Veggies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter hardy a Weekend Warrior from dumfries

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    the grip and body is unbelievable. smooth berings too!

Weaknesses:    ...whats?

Bottom Line:   
buy buy buy

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Favorite Trail:   ae mabie glentress

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   darren

Similar Products Used:   glue on pedals?

Bike Setup:   banshee morphine 2007 4X WC forks, mrp bones cranks, spank rims on profile hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller from San Diego

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    Nice big platform. No crappy pins that don't even work. All the grip you are going to find out of a platform, plus they look the sickest to.

Weaknesses:    I don't see enough people running these.

Bottom Line:   
I have used the Azonic platforms, 50/50, and plenty of others that don't even compare. I DH and dirt jump and these are the only pedals that I would recommend if you don't want your feet slipping. On top of everything the guys at Brooklyn Machine Works are totally chill and stand behind their product, BUY THEM!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Action Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   06 V10, 888 RC2X, Mavic 729 on Hadleys, veggie burger pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lucas Mucas a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2007

Strengths:    SUPER wide platform. Even if you miss your footing, you're likely to land back on the pedal.

Weaknesses:    It used to be expensive, but nowadays every other high end platform is plus 100 bills.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the BMW veggie burger, which is the shinburger with four huge pockets machined out of them. It brings the weight down a lot, but it also makes, I think, the pedals much grippier. With a set of five tens or other soft sole, the pedals stick as good as SPDs in side loads. Totally awesome on the trails. Plus the brooklyn crew is mad chill.

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Favorite Trail:   highbridge!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   brooklynmachineworks.com

Similar Products Used:   syncros mentals (great too, but cracked), kona jackshot (crap), various wellgo variations (also crap)

Bike Setup:   Lots of bikes, lots of setups.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big T a Downhiller from HERE AND THERE

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    These things are indestructable.

Weaknesses:    Heavy but who cares

Bottom Line:   
These pedals have seem some Knarly rockgardens for just over a year now. They have been on my P3 and my Scream. I have tried others and scrapped them all...Kona Jacksh*t / 5050xx....none survive more than 2-3 days. BMW barely look used they have stood up so well.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by herb thomas a Weekend Warrior from MeMphis

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2007

Strengths:    huge platforms. big teeth. strong. mean. unique look. quality build. opens bottles. paired with my 5-10s its like being glued to the pedals. Get some if you want to stay on your bike!

Weaknesses:    no replaceable traction. Once you swipe off a tooth on concrete, metal, rock etc.......its gone for good! heavy, but the new veggies look lighter.

Bottom Line:   
these pedals are big and grippy and'll never letcha down. So what if they heavy...... get 'em!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   busy city streets

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   monkamoo

Similar Products Used:   odyssey cielencki, crupi, wellgo

Bike Setup:   04 xts, Z1, swinger 4, mrp lrp, blox stm, xt crnx n wheels w/ mavic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2006

Strengths:    Strength and reliability.
Stick to your feet like glue!
They never break like every other brand does.
The bearings don't fail or stop working like every other brand does.
"Pins" are so burly, they never need to be replaced or thought about, they just keep on stiking for years.
If you ride flats you won't regret these.
I always wear shin and knee pads, you should too if you ride flats.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These are the best!

I just ordered my second pair.
And to my amazement they improved them even more!
Brooklyn Machine Works took a lot of weight out of the originals, that I still love and still ride.
The reduced weight make these the best flat pedals on the market.
Every other pedal out there, even the finest name brand is cast. The cast pedals are very fragile and will snap into pieces if you hit a rock hard enough, which eventually happens. These are CNC machined out of a solid block of metal. They do not break. The "pins" are huge and you can hit them on rocks for years and they still hold you in.
I have two pairs and may get a third!
I had to order direct because no bike shop or mail order seems to be able to get them any more. So, just call the company directly and once you talk to someone (it took me a few calls), they show up at your door in a couple days. How cool is that?
As far as price. I've been replacing crappy pedals for years and spent way, way more per bike on pedals than I spent on a single, never need replacing Brooklyn pedals. Therefore they are an incredible value!

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Favorite Trail:   Any nasty rocky full of drops place

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Many, may other "name brand" flats pedals


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dav-O a Downhiller from Tulsa

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2005

Strengths:    Everything! Super Grippy and Strong. Will not let your foot slip even when you want to take them off! The bottle opener!

Weaknesses:    OUCH!!! MY SHINS!

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals, wear shin protection!! Best Bang for the buck!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Nothing like em!

Bike Setup:   Lots of goodies on an 03 Big Hit!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brendt P a Weekend Warrior from Chicago, IL

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2005

Strengths:    Ultra Burly, large platform, sealed bearings, bottle opener!

Weaknesses:    Scary painful if you slip. heavy?

Bottom Line:   
These pedals grab onto anything you put near them. Both your shoes and your shins! They are not joking when they say that shinpads are required, even the slightest slip which may not do anything to you on any other pedal is like putting your leg against a cheese grader with these. This can be a negative or it can be incentive to land everything! Some think they are expensive, but the quality is fantastic. If you like to play rough then these are for you, if not look elsewhere.

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Favorite Trail:   anything not flat

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Bike Setup:   05 Transition Dirtbag

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin H a Downhiller from MT/CA

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2005

Strengths:    burly as hell. they make you want to stick it.

Weaknesses:    a bit in the hefty side and the spikes are unforgiving if you happen to slip off

Bottom Line:   
if you want a trustworthy, ultra burly pedal that you dont have to worry about loosing pegs on this is your huckleberry. watch out, they bite.

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Favorite Trail:   my backyard

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   azonic a frames and some other no names on the bmx

Bike Setup:   turner RFX, super t, hadlys, hayes........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean Brady a Weekend Warrior from Riverside, Ca

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2004

Strengths:    Can be used as Medivel weapon. . . and will open beers along with shins.

Weaknesses:    ? no, really? Weaknesses? Um, they're not pretty.

Bottom Line:   
My friends are now convinced that I am not entirely stable mentally. I'm beginning to think they might be right. . . numerous blood stained/soaked socks and scabs galore.

The Bottom Line is this: If you like pedals that stick to your shoes and shins, and are slightly masochistic, then these pedals are for you.

Don't expect these pedals to get you any dates.

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Favorite Trail:   Beaver trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Kore platforms. . . . Time Z Control.

Bike Setup:   What? Me brag, let's just say these pedals fit a squishy bike very well.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Downhiller from Big Bear Lake CA

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2003

Strengths:    Far better grip than pin pedals. With sticky rubber shoes like Intense, almost like being clipped as per lateral slip. Wide platform plus slow rotation makes slip-off recovery very easy.

Weaknesses:    Teeth do bend/flatten with rock contact--not bombproof.

Bottom Line:   
Everyone I've let try them wants them. Big improvement is stay-put for me. More expensive than they ought to be, but same for most name pedals.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $98.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Easton Flatboy and Cully, Sun Octane, Weyless MG1,Odyssey Pro; Shimano 646 for clip comparison

Bike Setup:   Intense M1 and Iron Horse Team set-ups

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Downhiller from Central Illinois

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2003

Strengths:    These things are absolutely sick. Completely bomber and super sticky. If you have ever had problems with pedals breaking before or are a bigger person these things are the cure to all of you woes. Super large platform. easy to find if your feet come off.

Weaknesses:    None, unless you count the fact that you must have shin guards. Unless you are among the truly sick.

Bottom Line:   
These are the best pedals that money can buy. Don't buy these unless you are planning to be willing to wear shin guards.

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Favorite Trail:   Where ever i can get my bike

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Wellgo platforms, Sun Zu-Zu platforms.

Bike Setup:   2002 Big Hit Comp With 04 Jr. T.

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