i just recently got a new set of pedalsfor my trials uni (“outland” bmx platforms), there big and fat and they grip realy well onto benches and stuff for crank hangs etc, and they have shorter axles so they shouldn’t bend as easily.
before i bought them however, on profile racing’s website, i saw these beautufull pedals called “gas” the most interesting thing about them was that they have a tensioner on them to control how freely the pedal turns, i had disregarded the profile gas ped
als because of cost, but i was facinated by this idea,
my old platforms were kind of loose and spun around when i tried to set up for suicide mounts, but my new outland platforms are lovely and just stay where i leave them (untill i hit the pedals that is)
has anybody tried profile gas pedals?
is their a perfect balance between loose and tight for pedals on a trials uni?
i expect it’s subjective but i’m interested to hear what others think.
UMX aka ewancycle
(your know the deal, there isn’t realy a domain called
Those are some spendy pedals. They’re $120 pedals.
I have not tried them, and I have not seen them in a local store to be able to inspect them. The do look good.
One feature that I don’t like about the GAS pedals is that the end caps are exposed. For unicycle pedals I prefer pedals that don’t expose the end caps to damage when the uni falls to the ground. Pedals like the Shimano <http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=504> have the end caps protected from the inevitable drops that will happen.
There are other pedals that are designed not to free spin when your foot isn’t on the pedal. The GAS pedals are the only ones I know of that use a set screw to keep them from spinning. Most other pedals that have some sort of anti free spin feature use an O ring that adds a little friction or drag to keep the pedal from free spinning. Shop around, you’ll be able to find some good pedals for less than the GAS pedals.
Re: profile “gas” pedals?
“john_childs” <email@example.com> wrote in message
> There are other pedals that are designed not to free spin when your foot
> isn’t on the pedal. The GAS pedals are the only ones I know of that use
> a set screw to keep them from spinning. Most other pedals that have
> some sort of anti free spin feature use an O ring that adds a little
> friction or drag to keep the pedal from free spinning. Shop around,
> you’ll be able to find some good pedals for less than the GAS pedals.
The right hand pedal on my coker doesn’t spin when your foot is on the
pedal. I think that’ll be lack of maintenance rather than anything else
who cares about the "gas"pedals.the soon to be “bullet proof pedals” are the most gorgious pedals i’ve ever seen
You could possibly do something similar with normal pedals by gumming up the spindle with more/much thicker grease than you normally use. It won’t be as easily “tuneable” as the expensive pedals, but it will be one hell of a lot cheaper!