12 November, 2008

Pretty Pedals


I ordered these as soon as I saw them at Eurobike. These are stunning pedals. By now you've noticed the chrome plated cages, reminiscent of very old Campy pedals. Pretty! But on second thought chrome cages must weigh ton. How about 267g per pair, and that's two entire pedals, not just the cages. The secret is that these are chrome plated aluminum alloy, not steel.

They are made by the clever folks at Wellgo in Taiwan. As usual we had a Velo Orange version created. First off we specified high quality sealed cartridge bearing for long life and no maintenance. They are very smooth. We also asked for alloy, not plastic, dust caps. The pedal bodies are polished, in the VO tradition. And the VO logo is discrete.

With a 96mm x 60mm cage they are a perfect size for most folks. And at $49 there is no reason to get a loose bearing road pedal.

12 comments:

patates frites said...

Beautiful pedals, and the price is right!

Scott Loveless said...

Oh, dear. I had just about settled on the GR-9 and now you go and do this.

Michael S said...

Those are very nice looking.

Now, how about some one sided low profile touring spd pedals like the Shimano a520 but with better bearings?

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Gunnar Berg said...

Very nice. I'm in for a pair.

Anonymous said...

so these are asymmetrical eh?

nordic_68 said...
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patrick said...

The VO logo is not only discrete, it's discreet.

nordic_68 said...

Asymmetrical is a non-issue since they're designed for toe clips & straps. The nub on the end appears to be a fancy little foot keeper [edited]. Really just for looks I suppose.

These are so nice looking I'm tempted to give up SPD on my rando bike and use these instead (how fickle!). Would be more persuasive if they weren't quite so large. I'm a habitual corner pedaler...

K Matthias said...

Very very nice. Polished! Love 'em.

Anonymous said...

these are pretty enough they make a guy think about going back to clips n straps!

K Matthias said...

I ordered a set of these and they just arrived. They're very well made. And light! The cage looks so convincingly like chromed steel that you might not believe it wasn't without a magnet.