Atomlab Aircorp Pedal

Atomlab Aircorp Pedal: Redesigned parallelogram body with thinner profile. Double-DU bushing system, 12mm-inboard, 8mm-outboard bushings. Replaceable traction screws, 12mm 4140 CrMo spindle...

User Reviews (28)

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Big B   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2010]
Strength:

Great looking, awesome traction, strong, large platform area, thin/low profile, durable traction screws.

Weakness:

C-clip design

The pedals are superb in every category, except durability. One of my pedals came off the spindle after a drop, because the C-clip didn't hold. Happened after 6 months of riding.

I'd be really upset if I'd paid full price. These are too expensive for poor reliability. I've never had this happen with any other pedal I've owned, and I've ridden all my other pedals for longer than 6 months (and they were all cheaper).

Prior to this incident...these were my favorite pedals.

Similar Products Used: Odyssey, Wellgo, Azonic
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Icehawk   Weekend Warrior [Apr 18, 2010]
Strength:

Bombproof. These are 10yrs old and get swapped onto all of my bikes - BMX, hardtail, FS, and hell even put them on the road bike once for fun. Super grippy.

Weakness:

Could be lighter & thinner but then they probably wouldn't be bombproof.

This is a review of the original Atomlabs Fatboys.

I used SPDs for a a year or two before these became available but I wanted to have flats available for some of the more technical riding and to put on my then new BMX.

At the time, c1999, I worked in a large metro LBS and these were THE flat pedals to have so when offered a discount I scored a pair. At the time I think the retail was $225 or something insane.

I have found them so grippy that I rarely use SPDs and instead rotate these to whatever bike I'm riding.

Still going strong today in 2010 after 10yrs with no servicing. They are scarred all over but even still have the original pins.

Similar Products Used: Various flat pedals & SPDs
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
jamie_a4   Downhiller [May 27, 2009]
Strength:

Lots of ground clearance. Smooth feel. Extremely durable cages and pins. Tons of grip. Fantastic customer support (someone actually answers the phone and says hello... I love it.)

Weakness:

Needs regular maintenance. Needs replacement parts but they are free from Atomlab.

If you like to put a great piece of gear on your bike, that works well and will be there for a long time these are your platforms. That said, you need to maintain these well and keep them greased, particularly if you are riding in the wet and mud.
If you like to get a low price product that works adequately, that you put on your bike and forget about until it breaks, this is not your pedal.
I can't emphasize enough how well the pins and cages hold up to abuse.

Similar Products Used: Eastons and Well Go. Eastons explode often.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Peter   Downhiller [Jun 14, 2008]
Strength:

Excellent grip! Looks superb, and quite different from the normal stock of flat pedals.

Weakness:

The retaining circlip design, bad idea. Have had that go twice on me.
Doesn't like to get wet, as it tends to bind up if you do.
Stock O-Rings seem to be made from bits of 40A High Roller- they wear fast!

Great pedals while they work, but the design will let you down in the long run. I'd look elsewhere. I've re-fitted my old PrImos, and I'll be hunting for something more durable.

Similar Products Used: Primo Super Tenderisers, BBB Butterflies, Funn SolJam, BiLt Flatties.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Scott   Weekend Warrior [Jul 06, 2007]
Strength:

Big wide platform but thin. Extreme grip with these pedals! You can really put maximum pedal effort to the ground with these. Great looks.

Weakness:

None so far.

These pedals are worth every penny. I haven't had any problems yet with O-rings or play that others have mentioned. I weigh 215 lbs with gear and ride rough all mountain terrain. I only have 150 trail miles on these pedals, but don't anticipate any problems. Just periodic maintenance I believe will keep these pedals in shape.
These are strong, stiff pedals and I could immediately feel that more power was going to the rear wheel.

Thanks Atomlab!

Similar Products Used: Wellgo
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Larry   Weekend Warrior [May 06, 2007]
Strength:

Looks nice right out of the box, appears well constructed.

Weakness:

Retainer system relies in a circlip, and uses o-rings which are fully exposed to the elemants (dirt) which leads to failure.

For the money, seek another pedal unless they re-engineer the axle (sealed bearings), which one would expect for the price of these pedals.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Tom   Cross Country Rider [Apr 26, 2007]
Strength:

Grippy, easy to work on.

Weakness:

Retaining pin- came off twice

Great pedals while they worked, but the retaining pin holding the platform on the spindle came off twice while riding-meant grovelling around in the dirt looking for small parts then finishing my ride with the aid of zipties & ductape.
Great customer service however, they are replacing them with trailkings (which apparently have a locknut)
I was also told that the aircorps are changing to a locknut, so if you get a pair once this is done then they should be great pedals (as grippy as a grippy thing)

Similar Products Used: V8, shimano Dx
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Blair   Downhiller [Nov 11, 2006]
Strength:

These pedals have amazing grip, and feel awesome with how much surface area there is and how thin they are. The use of bottom loading pins on the outside was a smart move as they don't shear out as easy when you hit them, I also like how the inboard top loading pins are a different size so you get more concave. With 2 years riding on these I have smashed them hard into tons of rock... like ridiculously hurts my foot hard and nothing has happened to the product. No pins missing yet though two on each pedal are getting loose (after having been mashed into nubs). They're also really easy to rebuild, it only takes about 5 minutes for each one.

Weakness:

Develope play quickly since the stock o-rings wear out quickly. A few cents spent at the hardware store on new rings made that better but they seem to always have play.

I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money on expensive pedals when I got these but after riding them the way I have been I'm glad I coughed up the extra money. These are one of those parts that so far I can just trust they're going to hold in to whatever I hit. Even though I can't get them through the shop I work at I'd still pay full pop for them instead of cost on something else. People seem to have a huge problem with the play but I can't say that it bothers me at all. I don't notice it while riding so really I'm happy to have bushing play and not siezed bearings.

With only maybe 2 months on my DMR V12's that I have on my other bike the bearings have already started to die and pins have fallen out.

Go Atomlab.

Similar Products Used: DMR V12, cheap Welgo, some other no-name cheap pedals
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bobby Jim   Downhiller [Jan 16, 2006]
Strength:

everything. Its insanely easy to rebuild, super strong, bearings are completely perfect and havent worn in the 2 years i've had mine. And I have no idea how the hell you made the axle snap... its like solid steal 15mm thick

Weakness:

Nothing. Nada.

buy them if you find some for cheap.


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Similar Products Used: CrankBros 50/50XX but i like atom lab more
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tom   Weekend Warrior [Nov 19, 2003]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

The bearings and seals turned to metal shavings. I don't mind the price if they were as rebuildable as they say. NE Bikes has been telling me to check back next week for 3 months now

Don't buy these. Don't buy anything from Northeast Bikes in Saugus Ma.

Similar Products Used: zuzu's, snafu's, wam flats, kona jacks**t deelux(nice)
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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