Where to buy Drilliums in the USA?

Somewhere in North Weymouth, MA or online that ships quickly (at the doorstep within a week guaranteed).

Would be nice with a price lower than the list price of $109, but that seems hard.

Here’s where I bought mine.
You get what you pay for, and for me, it’s about the best $109 I’ve ever spent; at least for MUni pedals! :slight_smile:

They are only $1 less at OneTri.com, but a whopping $128.86 at xxcycle.com!

They seem to have gone loony: “This manufacturer currently prohibits us from selling this item via Mail Order. We can only sell this item in our retail store. However, if you have a friend or a relative that can walk-in and make the purchase, we can ship it to where ever they ask. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but also want to remain loyal to our distributor’s wishes. Thank you for your understanding and please visit us soon!”

Pity… I’ll check out OneTri, but xxcycle.com seems plain silly, why pay above list price in an online shop? Aren’t online supposod to be “cost efficient”.

Thanks, for the tips!

EDIT: At onetri, you can’t put the item in the basket… I guess Speedplay aren’t interested in my money or what?

I haven’t checked, but you might see if xxcyckle has “price match”. If you don’t see it on their site, it might be worth a try to call them and ask if they’d match the lower priced competitors.

xxcycle seems French?

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 50

I live in Gothenburg, Sweden but a friend is coming over from USA… and the pedals are like twice the price in europe.

For that price, just go for Straitline platform pedals ($120). Tougher and way better looking (IMO). Only problem is, the only place that has them in stock only has white.

These places also have the pedals, but not in stock. If you can wait, have your friend choose the one closest to him.

http://www.speedgoat.com/productB.asp?part=126718&cat=39&brand=1168

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=17079

I was looking at the Straitlines before actually. But the main reason for switching (from KH stock Snafus) ATM is that my new 5-10 shoes are silly wide and thus I wan’t a wider platform.

From what I’ve understood the Drilliums are about as big as pedals get. Ergo, that’s why I’ve mainly looked into them mainly. Only downside is that I worry that they will get clogged with mud, but hey, it’s worth a try…

If anyone knows where to find the platform widths on the Drilliums, Snafus and Straitlines that would be very appreciated.

Seeing a I just got straitlines I figure I have some useful input for this thread.

First off, these pedals are beautiful, every edge and part of them is beautifully made.

Secondly, they have amazing pins. The pins are these special ones that are wide at the base and get skinnier at the top. Because of the way they screw in you never have to worry about them getting bashed and not being able to take them out / replace them. Also, they don’t have the problem of being ripped / smashed out like the allen pins that the drilliums use.

These pedals are big. At first they almost seem too big, but they aren’t. They are really nice and wide, and have an amazing platform for your foot.

This is less important, but the powdercoat they have is really strong, it barely comes off while grinding handrails. (I have white ones)

I got mine from Joe Lind (www.compulsioncycles.com) who is now a dealer for straitline. They were about $130 once shipping was worked out.

These pedals are seriously the best pedals I have ever ridden. I’ve tried about 5 different sets of metal pedals so far: Snafu, JC, Hoffman, Distortion, and Man O War Wah Wah, and these are so much better than all of them. They literally made my riding better.

I can post pics of them later today while they are on my trial uni if you want, so that you can see the size of them.

I’m going to go eat breakfast now…

I hope this helps a little bit!
Miles

I found this place: http://brandscycle.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=6271

Emailed them, but because of the time diff (in case you’ve noticed) I guess a reply will take a leaset a little while…

There seems to be some issue about selling Drilliums over the web, sound pretty daft to me. I know there can be many are reasons for this, but none that I can think of fit here IMO.

Thanks for the input on Straitlines.

I haven’t mentioned, but these will be used on a 24" Muni in muddy conditions mostly (during summer it dries up, but the rest of the year… well sigh).

The shape and pin placement seems nicer on the Drilliums, but ideally I’d like to see/try both in person but that is not going to happen unless i buy both.

Hmmm, multiple choices… never good. :slight_smile:

I’m going to toss out another big up for the straightlines, I know a bunch of riders in my area that use them, and they all love them. They also stand up to trials riding with heavy pedal grabbing which is something that I don’t know about with the Drilliums.

They are the only sealed pedals that I would ever consider, but it would be nice if someone could put some drilliums up to the test as they look sweet for street, but I don’t trust their sealed bearings.

If anyone has the widths I’d be greatly appreciated. The Straitline sare “only” 50$ more expensive over here, so in that case I’ll by them from UK instead and skip on the hassle. But at 110$ price difference for the Drilliums it feel like you are being royally f***** buying them in Europe and it annoys me…

For the straightlines I would recomend giving these guys an email to at least check price on shipping and stuff, they are great guys and are usually willing to help people out.

http://www.phatmoosecycles.com/products/pedals.php

This pedal uses the infamous “C” ring clip on the end of the spindle, just like the aircorps I had such high hopes for and turned out to be a disaster!

That clip design is big trouble, and the whole pedal is more likely to fly right off the spindle, especially when a lot of force from a drop is applied. No way jose!:frowning:

Edit: I just emailed straightline asking them about their particular c-clip design, and told them of my terrible experience with the atomlab aircorps, which use a very similar c clip. I’ll post their response asap.

They have a specially designed C-clip that only comes off if more than accidental pressure is applied to both sides. And if there happens to be a perfect hit and the C-clip comes off there’s another one under it. They call it their double redundant clip system. They use polymer bearings instead of regular bearings, so you won’t need to replace, regrease/clean, or worry about your pedals flying off the spindle like other sealed pedals. Maintenance-free means more time riding.

Edit: On page 3 of the review it gives dimensions. The pedals are 98cm wide.

Review with lots of sick pictures. (page 2)

Here is the actual email response I just received from straitline: (I am wondering though, how old this particular rep is, by some of the phrasing used, lol)

<<I love this question!!! First person to bluntly just say it straight up! First off you got our name wrong… Straitline no gh that’s the parent company, Straightline Precision Ind.
So our biggest issue when we entered the scene is following the footsteps of previous designs. People find it easier to just classify you but no one has ever done a design like ours using full igus bushings. Atom did DU and this is nothing to what we do. But they did make us want to do our design more than ever so maybe their issue was a blessing.

C clips are gay and dangerous. Even Dave Watson had peddles fly off in mid air and this is a huge liability. Kinda like just using c slips as lug nuts on your car. We developed a system as a gift for the industry, it is called a Double Redundancy System.
I do not want to bore you with text talk so watch the video I made on the blog. www.straitline.blogspot.com scroll down to the pedal tech. I build up and tear down the pedals and explain the redundancy system. Nothing new just new to biking, Same as the bushings they are and have been proven better than bearings in every industry for over 15 years.

We also use special clips that are a bitch to put on and get off as they grip around the spindle. First clip holds a retention disk that is shaped like a Frisbee entombing the secondary poodle clip. So… under impact the ring is wider than the clip so it acts as protection but if that rock or stick manages to catch the poodle clip it will fly off. But underneath that disk that just came off is a secondary clip further down spindle that will spin when hit. Unless the worlds smallest forked stick hits it head on it will just lift and spin. Double Redundancy.

Watch the video it will make sense. But basically imagine your four by four was a dually and you outer tire blew off in a dh race. It would fly off into the crowds and taek a few people out but you have a secondary tire further in on the axle and you do not even notice the other on game.

Ummm if any of that made sense awesome, if not let me know.

Cheers,

Greg Parish
Marketing & Brand Development
straitline Components>>

Very l33t motivation of why Straitline are excellent.

It’s good to know that the “peddles” don’t have gay parts in case I decide to try them in the future…

Getting some Drilliums… Speedplay sure does make it hard to buy their products, almost like they don’t want my money. Perhaps they’ve mistaken me for some drug dealer or something…? :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyway I will get back with a review in a few months regarding how they fare in wed and muddy conditions (if I remember), since that seems to be a concern for some people here. I’m more worried about thick mud getting stuck and not so much about sealing (expensive doesn’t automatically mean good so seals may be an issue too).