We have been testing these pedals for awhile and they are have great grip and a light and durable thin profile! The Origin-8's Ultim8 Slimline Platform pedals feature ultra-light and thin forged 6061-aluminum platforms, heat-treated chromoly axles and cartridge bearings for a super grippy, ultra-smooth, lightweight and reliably tough set of pedals. They also have replaceable pins.
Origin-8's Ultim8 Slimline Platform pedals feature ultra-light and thin forged 6061-aluminum platforms, heat-treated chromoly axles and cartridge bearings for a super grippy, ultra-smooth, lightweight and reliably tough set of pedals. They also have replaceable pins.
- Ultra thin 6061 forged aluminum platform
- Chromoly spindle
- 100 x 108mm wide platform
- Replaceable M3-8 SS pins
- 308g (pair)
Flat Design and Pin Layout Performs Very Well. Axle End caps and pins may not hold up well to falls on rocks / concrete
Posted by caseytronic on Mar 9th 2016
I`ve ridden these pedals 4 weeks or so on a 26 in. muni after buying them here. Mostly dryish rocky offroad riding with occasional wet areas, also occasional pavement riding.
These pedals perform well overall - having a good design and layout. They may have some durability issues when used for technical riding (and UPD-ing) in rocky or concrete areas (trials?). Id heartily recommend them for Muni in muddy/wet/non-rocky areas and for XC style riding.
Good Design -
The flat minimalist design does its job well without getting in the way. The pedals do not have small holes to clog with mud/debris much and minimize chance of pedal strikes.
Comfort and Grip -
They have a good pin layout with pins spread around the edges and in the middle of the pedal. The pins are tall and large enough too. My Teva Links shoes (size 9) get solid grip and the platform feels just the right size. My previous pedals had smaller hex-head screws in them ( similar to the muni pedals here) and while sufficient, they did not grip as well as these.
Axle End Cap Exposure and Durability -
The Axle end caps are aluminum (soft) and stick out at the far end of the pedals exposing them to scrapes from UPDs and technical riding in rocky areas and on street surfaces. The end caps on my pedals are very scraped after a dozen rides in technical rocky areas - from crashes and UPDs. They are still holding fine, but I am not sure the recessed hex bolts in them will be worth much if I need to remove them for maintenance. My previous pedals were similar to the $20 muni pedals here - the axle end caps were recessed and protected by the pedal platform and they remain in tact after over a year of riding
Pin Mount Durability -
The pins mount into raised areas on the aluminum platform with not a lot metal surrounding them at the tops. They seem prone to being bent and in fact one of the pins on my pedals bent - slightly deforming its mount, but still holding the pin OK and having usable threads.