BombShell Traction Pedal

Traction

Platform pedals built to take a beating. These rigid powder coated pedals offer the rider superior traction and grip. Comes with Chromoly axles. Whether it's extreme muddy mountain riding or rainy track sprints, these pedals offer removeable pegs to customize traction.

User Reviews (2)

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jimziky   Weekend Warrior [Jan 08, 2011]
Strength:

solid and grippy

Weakness:

not done it yet, but i really don't want to mangle my shins with these

haven't slipped off these yet, possibly never will with the pins they have on them

Similar Products Used: dmr v8's various wellgos
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Tom Basic   Weekend Warrior [Jun 18, 2007]
Strength:

Straightforward, sturdy, excellent traction, cup and cone bearings, pin design.

Weakness:

Inboard "seals," "weight."

ALL PLATFORMS ARE HEAVY, ALL PLATFORMS ARE HEAVY, ALL PLATFORMS ARE HEAVY!!!

Having clarified this, it is important to realize that if you are going to run non-clipless pedals you can either get some caged, street commuter pedals or get some platforms with traction pins. A lot of the features are not worth paying for, such as cartridge bearings (IMO they only add ease of maintenance, assumming they are big enough to be durable), magnesium bodies (not trail-worthy, but if you have gramitis might be worth the 100 grams weight reduction), and all the other design hoopla.

These Bombshells have it. They are big enough. They have strong, durable, serviceable cup and cone bearings (ever wonder why Shimano has never deviated from a cup and cone design for their hubs?). The are plenty of pins and the design is proper; allen headed set-screws are not strong and if you booger up the head you'll need pliers to replace them, rather, IMO the Bombshell pins that screw in from the backside are sturdier, the screw heads will never be boogered up, and because they are larger in diameter the corresponding hole in the body of the pedal is stronger, too (i.e., the interface is bigger and stronger).

However, the "seal" for the inboard bearing could be better secured (it may wobble out).

For the price, can't beat them.

Similar Products Used: Lots of platform and caged pedals. Most notable: Wellgo magnesiums (380 grams, but small and fragile), and Odyssey Svelte (original cage is useless, outboard cartridge bearing inadequate).
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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