Brev.M Pedal Prototype

This is a good looking new pedal from Brev.M. They’re still prototyping, but this may end up being a nice, lightweight alternative to the MKS Touring for those who love old style platforms but wouldn’t mind saving a few grams. From the Brev.M website:

Here’s some photos of a prototype pedal we’ve been working on. This isn’t the final version, but it’s getting real close. So far it’s about the same dimensions as an MKS pedal just a lot thinner and a lot lighter. Each pedal only weighs 3.6 oz! That’s half the weight of an MKS pedal and they’re sealed. These pedals are extruded and CNC’d to exact tolerances. We’re pretty excited about them and have been riding them to make sure they work and feel right. Stay tuned for updates on the final version.

Brev.M

[via Urban Velo]

12 Responses to “Brev.M Pedal Prototype”

  • doug in seattle. says:

    My MKS Tour lights are 11.3 ounces — 5.6 ounces per pedal, not including clips n’ straps. They cost me about $70.

    I’m curious about the price point, however. The Velo Orange touring pedals pedals are 8.3 ounces, or 4.15 ounces for each pedal and cost $49.

    I would only buy the Brev. M pedals if they somehow managed to be cheaper than the VOs. The half ounce of weight savings per pedal isn’t worth any money to me, and the looks of these pedals add negative value — unless they offer a silver version. In that case, I would prefer these to both the VO and the MKS pedals, depending on the final price.

    I am on a crusade to never, ever buy black bicycle parts unless I have no choice. I’m looking at you, Tubus.

  • Dolan Halbrook says:

    @doug

    I think Tubus offers a few stainless options, but you’ll pay for ‘em. If you want a shiny rack, I think Nitto would be your best bet…

  • Paul says:

    I must admit, I don’t get these or the MKS ones. If you’re going to ride with flat pedals (which I do) ride with proper flat pedals. Big, comfortable and supportive platforms like mountain bike flatties, which may weigh a few grams more but are actually grippy when you want to stand up on them in the rain. Madness.

  • Alan says:

    @Paul

    I know I’m in the minority, but I don’t like big platforms. I guess I grew up feeling my shoes bend over a rat trap and I never got over it. That’s obviously not good for all day touring, but for commuting and errand runs, I still prefer rat traps.

    Alan

  • doug in seattle. says:

    @Dolan

    With the stainless Tubus racks, you pay (much) more for a lower load rating. No thanks! I’ll suffer a black rack. The Nittos are very nice looking and I covet them, but a front and rear combo is running more than $400 these days. My Surly/CrMo Tubus combo cost less than $180. Maybe someday, when I don’t work in a grocery store, I’ll purchase in Nitto racks for my custom Waterford touring bike that I’ll be sure to own.

    @Paul
    My tour pedals are very comfortable and supportive. My clips and straps provide all the stability that I need in every condition. Or, at least I’ve never slipped. The clip and pedal combination looks better (to me) than big BMX or MTB pedals. I’m okay being vain in that regard.

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    I agree about the black. Can’t really see these pedals going with any of my bicycles. It is a nice idea to keep improving on the touring pedal concept though.

  • Helton says:

    These babies look a bit too sharp, not just the sawtooth pattern but also if the bike falls aside, there are two respectable protrusions which might surely hurt someone.

  • mike says:

    hopefully they’ll be less slick in the wet than the mks…

  • Andrew says:

    I’m not a big fan of the traditional MKS look at all, except perhaps on a very specific kind of bike.

    I used to run cages with Zefal toe clips, which I actually liked a lot until finally the screw holding the steel cage to the rest of the pedal ripped out on one pedal leaving the toe clip flapping. I then discovered how terribly slippery regular cages are in pouring rain…not a fun experience.

    Couldn’t find a cheap, decent quality cage as a replacement so I tried some inexpensive big, alloy MTB/BMX flats and loved ‘em. Then swapped to some Crank Bros Smarties clipless to see if I liked it, and I’m thinking now the final set of pedals to end up on my main bike will be a pair of these guys:

    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/120149.html

  • Lyle says:

    I have to agree with Helton, I wear shorts 8 months of the year and those pedals look like their second purpose in life is as meat grinders. No thanks!

  • Alan says:

    @Lovely Bicycle!

    I wouldn’t put them on my Rivendell, but I think they’d look good on this bike… :-)

    Alan

  • Jay says:

    Looks dangerous! I like flat pedals, but I’d connect those two outer points to reduce the chance of them catching on things.

 
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