"For urban use, commuting, touring, and light off-roading, the Sabot definitely delivers the goods." - GravelBike.com
Many VO staffers like large pedals, so we wanted to produce a high quality large-platform pedal that would be comfortable even when riding in thin soled shoes. We tested them in minimalist running shoes, leather dress shoes, hiking shoes, and even sandals.
Of course this style of pedal is great for urban riding, but we see other uses, too. More and more bike packers, long distance tourists, and adventure cyclists are riding with big BMX style pedals, and these make a more refined alternative.
The two-sided platform is a CNC-cut aluminum extrusion. It has loads of real estate to eliminate pressure points and all - approximately 100mm wide and 100mm long. There are 12 replaceable traction pins on each side of the pedal to offer great grip even when wet. We include rounded pins with the pedals so as not to damage street shoes, but they are easily replaced with more aggressive sharp pins.
Most existing pedals with large platforms use either loose ball bearings or are designed for BMX or downhill riding and use durable, but stiff, bushings. We designed a chromoly spindle that uses three sealed bearings, two inboard and one outboard. This makes for a very smooth pedal; it feels like a high-end road pedal, and the bearings are easy to replace. Weight is 408g per pair. Uses 6mm hex (Allen wrench) as well as flats (15mm pedal wrench) for easy installation and removal.
- Platform size: 100mm x 100mm
- Pin style: 12 rounded
- Bearings: Sealed cartridge
- Weight: 408g per pair
- Available in Silver and Noir
- Includes reflectors, additional rounded pins, and pin wrench.
- Compatible with toe clips and straps
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These are excellent pedals - they replaced the stock pedals on my new e-bike, which is a cruiser/commuter bike with an upright seating posture. They rotate easily and smoothly, and the flat surfaces have rounded pins that offer reasonable grip on your shoes. They’re drilled to accept toe clips or half-clips (toe clips without the strap), but attaching them wasn’t easy. You have to hold the nut behind the holes that have been drilled for push-in reflectors. I magnetized the tip of a flat blade screwdriver to hold the nut in place. Velo should use screw-in reflectors and tap a threaded hole for machine screws; that would make it easy to attach the toe clips. But once my half-clips were on, I stopped swearing and I’m enjoying these really fine pedals.
My feet are bigger than I thought, and these high-quality pedals are just right for my foot placement; grippy and planted. Need another pair for my other bike. Wooo!
They're a little bigger than I expected, but they're so comfortable, smooth and they look so good!