Blackspire Sub-4 Pedal

DESCRIPTION

  • 17mm Super Low-Profile parallelogram body
  • 10 pins per side
  • Simple, sexy and lightweight
  • Laser etched graphics

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-4 of 4  
[Jul 12, 2013]
Riverwolf
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight, sealed bearings

Weakness:

none

These pedals are awesome. They're light, have a low profile and after alot of hard riding they still spin like brand new. Just the right amount of pins to give a great grip with some 5-10's. These are very good quality for the price.

[Dec 19, 2012]
sand wedge
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super Light and grippy. In my experience, these pedals rock! I use them on my AM for the last 3 months and have not had a problem with anything. Bearings are sealed and rotate as if they were new. BTW, did I mention they were light?

Weakness:

None so far.

Being so light, there may be a possibility that a good hard rock strike can bend the pedal body. I guess you would have to balance durability for weight savings. At least all parts are available on the Blackspire website.

[May 30, 2012]
UnderTheRadar

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

low profile and smooth

Weakness:

no grip!

I have never written a review before, but these pedals made me so mad I had to let others know. The pins are just pitiful! I would be much happier if they were longer and skinnier. There is just no grip at all, it was dangerous. I read other reviews that these pedals were grippy... maybe they were joking.

[Jul 07, 2011]
MHanslip
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light, attractive, solid, grippy

Weakness:

Thin anodising, delicate bearings

When coupled with my 5.10 shoes the grip is incredible. The pins seem just the right length. I keep waiting for my foot to skip off and the pins to rip my shin, but it hasn't even looked like happening so far. The platform is a good match for my size 11 foot (but the platform also collects more rocks as a result).

Compared to my painted pedals, these anodised ones seem very fragile in the finish. Every rock reveals the shine of bare aluminium underneath.

I've only been riding these for 3 or 4 months and already there is play in the pedal body. That is pretty disappointing and doesn't bode well for the long-term durability of these pedals. If the play continues to increase, I will get maybe a year of riding out of them before they are ready for the bin.

I wanted flats that were relatively thin, light and inexpensive - these covered all bases. Good to ride on, now it depends on how they last...
maybe as a race-only pedal for a DH bike?

Similar Products Used:

DMR V8

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.