Discover a new path to MTB excellence. The Nashbar Single Track mountain bike pedal is a super value on a high performance pedal system. The liquied coated aluminum body, CNC-machined chromoly axle and sealed bearings make this one lightweight, kick butt SPD-style pedal that will have you stomping your way up and down the trail like nobody's business.
Liquid-coated aluminum body is lightweight and super durable
CNC-machined chromoly axle won't flex under power
Bearings are fully sealed to keep mud and muck out
I bought these pedals to replace a 15+ year old set of Nashbar pedals based off the old Wellgo/Ritchey design. My old pedals were starting to bind up on clip out leaving me in the pedal with my ankle in a very awkward angle and vulnerable position. I feel this has to do with a weak ankle as it was on my right foot on the old and new pedals.
It wasn't the cleats or the shoes as I spent hours figuring out what was binding and used both sets of cleats. I think my problem is that I just unclip too smoothly/slowly. They work fine if I have to get out because I'm more forceful but if I try to unclip casually, the cleats get stuck and I go down. No adjustment in pedal tension makes this go away.
I do believe this is more operator error than a problem with the pedals but it does show that these pedals aren't built with the same precision that Shimano pedals are made with as I don't have any problems with those. I believe these will work for most people but I think it's worth warning people.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
The new Single Track Pedal are quite different from the old Nasbar mtb pedal design. The new ones are a it lighter and seem to work as well, but they look a little wierd. My main complaint is that they have redesigned how to tighten the pedal into the crank. Gone are the "pedal wrench relief cutouts." In their place, the pedals are tightened by using a 6mm Allen wrench to tighten the pedals from the frame side of the crank. It works well, but the instructions didn't explain that. Had to call Thomas in the "tech shop" for the heads up. He was cheerful and very helpful, but apparently I haven't bought pedals for long enough that this innovation escaped my notice. All's well that ends well.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend