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QUESTION: In the products section of the Colony site, how many Fantastic Plastic Pedals are shown in the photo?

Company: Colony BMX
Pedals: Fantastic Plastic
MSRP: $15.99

Body Material and Style: 2 styles – Nylon/Fibre mix & Polycarbonate
Spindle: CrMo 9/16″ only
Bearings: Loose ball
Pins: Moulded
Colors:
Nylon/Fibre – Black, White, Grey, Red, Yellow, Purple & Tangerine
Polycarbonate – Clear, Clear Black, Clear Purple, Clear Red.
Weights:
Nylon/Fibre – 5.5oz each
Polycarbonate – 6.2oz each
Other: Specially knurled and shaped body surface for superior traction over some other plastic pedals.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“I wanted to produce a plastic pedal that was lighter than most, but also had better grip than most out there. I feel I achieved this with our Fantastic Plastic pedals and am stoked on how they came out. Yo yo!” – Clint Millar, Colony BMX

Company: KHE Bikes
Pedals: Construct
MSRP: (Not supplied by company.)

Body Material and Style: Aluminium and Magnesium
Spindle: 9/16″
Bearings: B/B and S/B
Pins: Removable pins specially designed for more strength and easier assembling.
Colors: White, black, and red.
Weights:
Alu BB (692g)
Alu SB (698g)
Mag BB (556g)
Mag SB (556g)

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
"Unique design and special pins." – Thomas Goring, KHE

Company: KHE Bikes
Pedals: Thin-Pin
MSRP: (Not supplied by company.)

Body Material and Style: Aluminium
Spindle: 9/16″ CrMo
Bearings: B/B
Pins: Removable pins
Colors: Black
Weight: 456g/1lb (pair)

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
"A very flat pedal for a reasonable price." – Thomas Goring, KHE

Company: Felt BMX
Pedals: CNC Backpedals
MSRP: $69.99

Body Material and Style: Low Profile CNC Aluminum
Spindle: Chromoly
Bearings: Inside Bushing, Outside 2 Sealed Bearings
Pins: Thread-in replaceable
Colors: Black

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Super low profile, solid pedal that will not break.” – Alan Foster, Felt BMX

Company: Eastern Bikes
Pedals: CFRP
MSRP: $15.95

Body Material and Style: Carbon fiber reinforced plastic
Spindle: Heat-treated chromoly.
Bearings: Loose-ball.
Pins: 10 molded pins on each side.
Colors: Black, Light Blue, Brown, Red, Yellow
Weight: 14.8 ounces a pair

Other: Deeply knurled body works with the molded pins for better traction.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Our pedals have a dual-concave design that helps grip your foot better to the pedal. And the surface is knurled so even when the pins wear down you still have traction making the pedals last longer and saving you from buying sooner.” -Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

Company: Eastern Bikes
Pedals: Eastern metal
MSRP: Unsealed Aluminum – $34.95
Sealed Aluminum – $58.95
Unsealed Magnesium – $52.95
Sealed Magnesium – $66.95

Body Material and Style: Aluminum or Magnesium
Spindle: Heat-treated chromoly
Bearings: Loose-ball or Sealed
Pins: 10 replaceable pins on each side
Colors: Black, Navy, Red, Gold, White, Grey, Silver or Blue
Weight: Unsealed Aluminum – 23 ounces a pair
Sealed Aluminum – 23 ounces a pair
Unsealed Magnesium – 18 ounces a pair
Sealed Magnesium – 18 ounces a pair

Other: Deeply knurled body works with the replaceable pins for better traction. Our metal pedals come with 10 replaceable pins and an Allen wrench.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“The dual-concave design is unsurpassed for grip and comfort. These pedals are some of the most durable on the market!” – Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

Company: Drive BMX
Pedals: Low Pro Sealed Pedal
MSRP: $74.95

Body Material and Style: Extruded, CNC machined aluminum.
Spindle: Heat-treated 4130 chromoly
Bearings: Sealed
Pins:  40 pins total, 10 pin holes on each side of each pedal. Pins are removable with a Philips head screwdriver.
Colors: Black and limited anodize colors.
Weight: 14.5oz complete, with all 40 pins.
Other: Aluminum pedals in the same weight category as most plastic pedals.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“These pedals designed and built with 3 key points in mind:
1. The pedals feel good. They support your whole foot, and are low profile (hence the name, Low Pro), so they don't roll over or slip out from under your foot.
2. These pedals weigh in at about the same as most every plastic pedal out there, and that is with all the pins in them. I do believe these are the lightest aluminum pedals with cromo axles and sealed bearings available now.
3. They are very light, but they are built for grinding and heavy abuse riding.”
– Erik Engstrom, Drive BMX

Company: Drive BMX
Pedals: Pro Sealed Pedal
MSRP: $64.95

Body Material and Style: Extruded, CNC machined aluminum.
Spindle: Heat-treated 4130 cromoly
Bearings: Sealed

Pins: 40 pins total, 10 pin holes on each side of each pedal. Pins are removable with a Philips head screwdriver.
Colors: Black and limited anodized colors.
Weight: 15.3 oz complete, with all 40 pins.

Other: Low profile, wide body was designed with a trail rider or "Bigfoot" in mind.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“These pedals cover a lot of area under your foot without having massive amounts of flat open surface, which is common on large surface area pedals. We did this in order to create a pedal that gets great traction, even when riding in wet or muddy conditions, like trails. It's also a great pedal for riders who have a slightly larger foot.” – Erik Engstrom, Drive BMX

Company: Redline
Pedals: Flight magnesium pedals
MSRP:  $79.99
Body Material and Style: Magnesium, made by Wellgo.
Spindle: Chromoly, of course.
Bearings: Sealed, baby.
Pins: Thread-in (from bottom). Set includes replacement pins, too.
Colors: White or Black.
Weight: 452 grams per pair.

Other: Look for more colors to come. White pedals are limited edition, and once they are gone, they're gone. Get 'em before they go.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“They've got the Redline name on them.” – Gork, Redline Bicycles

Company: Profile Racing
Pedals: 2009 Gas Pedals
MSRP: $109.00
Body Material and Style: The pedal body is made out of 6061 T-6 Billet machined Aluminum
Spindle: 4140 heat-treated steel with black oxide finish.
Bearings: 1 inner, linear bushing. Two smaller roller bearings on the outside.
Pins: 20 pin slots on each pedal body (42 included with the set), fed through the bottom of the body for easy replacement with 4mm Allen heads.
Colors: Black, white, raw.
Weight: 16.6 ounces for the set (without pins), or 468 grams.

Other: The design is a much more slimmed down version of the original Profile Gas Pedal, and of course much lighter.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“They are CNC machined from a solid piece of aluminum which makes them quite durable. Tony Cardona showed a good example of them in use. He got hit by a car while riding —he was ok, and his pedals survived the impact. If you’re looking for a pedal with a long life span, this might be a good choice.” – Charlie Fernandez, Profile Racing

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Pedals: Shadow Nostra Alloy pedals
MSRP: Sealed – $66.99, loose-ball – $39.99

Body Material and Style: Custom designed alloy body with deep concave and removable pins
Spindle: 4140 Heat-treated chromoly
Bearings: One sealed bearing and one needle bearing per pedal on sealed.
Pins: Included extra set of 7mm pins. Shadow alloy Nostra pedals have vertical aligned pinholes so the pin can be installed and disassembled in the same direction. This process will save your threads in the pinhole after the pin is ground down. This is a feature exclusive to Shadow pedals!
Colors: Flat Black, Blood Red, Electric Lime, Purple, Green, Baby Blue, Brown, White, October Orange
Weight: Sealed – 21.8oz,  loose-ball – 21oz

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Amazing concave, knurling and super strong spindles make the Nostra pedal a one that will function how you want and need a pedal to.” – Ronnie B., Shadow

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Pedals:  Shadow Nostra Plastic pedals
MSRP: $13.99 for Black, $16.99 for colors
Body Material and Style: Plastic/nylon composite material. Super long lasting!
Spindle: 4140 Heat-treated chromoly.
Bearings: Loose-ball only.
Pins: Molded pins with radius at bottom of pin to prolong life of pins.
Colors: Flat Black, Blood Red, Electric Lime, Purple, Green, Baby Blue, Brown, White, October Orange
Weight: 15oz

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Our proprietary plastic/nylon composite material makes for a super long lasting plastic pedal that has a stiffer feeling to the body than other pedals using PP material. This makes for a way better feeling ride!” – Ronnie B, Shadow

Company: S&M Bikes
Pedals: 101
MSRP: Loose $27.99
Sealed $49.99

Body Material and Style: Cast Aluminum
Spindle: Heat-treated cromoly
Bearings: Loose and sealed
Pins: Six molded and four replaceable on each side
Colors: Black & White
Weight: Sealed – 21.8 oz (pair), Loose – 21.3 oz (pair)

Other: This is a smaller-than-average pedal. The One-O-One name refers to it’s overall size. Most pedals are 110mm. A smaller pedal is lighter and doesn’t get in the way as much. The pins are replaceable and each set of pedals comes with an extra set. We only put 4 threaded pins per side to cut down on weight. The additional pins are molded, which are way lighter. Our pins are also tapered at the ends with no threads so you can still remove them after they get beat up. The recessed end-cap keeps the pedal serviceable even after the end of the pedal gets damaged.

Company: Fit Bike Co.
Pedals: Fit PC
MSRP: $15.99

Body Material and Style: Nylon with fiber and polycarbonate
Spindle: Heat-treated cromoly.
Bearings: Loose
Pins: 12 molded on each side
Colors: Black, White, Clear Black, Clear, Clear Gold, Clear Purple, and Clear Red.
Weight: 14.3 oz (pair)

Other: "The Fit pedals are super sturdy. Even after a bunch of grinds, they are really grippy." – Dakota Roche, Fit

Company: Hoffman Bikes
Pedals: Solemate
MSRP: Looseball – $26.99, Sealed – $42.99

Body Material and Style: Aluminum
Spindle: 9/16″ Chromoly
Bearings: Loose bearing or Sealed Bearing
Pins: Each body comes with 4mm replaceable 8mm length bolt and nut pins and eight replaceable Allen head pins. Each pair of pedals come with a 10mm length bolt for those riders that really like to keep their feet stuck to their pedals
Colors: Black, Purple, Lotus, White, Flat Teal, Lt Blue, Go Go Yellow, Red, Industrial Green and More
Weight:
Loose bearing – 21 oz
Sealed bearing – 21.4oz

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“What makes the SoleMate pedals different is the bolt and nut pin system. Other pin designs become loose or are ground down from use. This can damage the threads or the body becomes damage to the point the pins cannot be replaced, which reduced the life of the pedal. Our pin design eliminates these problems and makes replacement easier and adds life to the pedal.” – Mark Owen, scholar and poet only on Mondays, Hoffman Bikes.

Company: MacNeil
Pedals: Slipless
MSRP: $134.95

Body Material and Style: Low profile extruded and CNCed aluminum
Spindle: Heat-treated chromoly.
Bearings: Double DU bushings.
Pins: Five removable hex head pins per side.
Colors: Black, White, and soon Peacock green.
Weight: 230 Grams per pedal

Other: No knurling for dirt to get jammed into.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“To create the ultra thin profile we were forced to look outside of using traditional bearings for the pedal body to spin on. This opened us up to the option of using two DU bushings, which are great since they can't be crushed like regular bearings.”  – Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil

Company: MacNeil
Pedals: F.A.C.E.
MSRP: $104.99

Body Material and Style: Extruded and CNCed aluminum.
Spindle: Heat-treated Chromoly.
Bearings: Cartridge bearing/DU Bushing
Pins: Eight removeable pins per side.
Colors: Black, White, and soon Peacock green.
Weight: 235 per pedal.

Other: No knurling for dirt to get jammed into.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“These are really great for riders that are looking for a high-end take on the classic BMX pedal. I think they look and feel great.”  – Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil

Company: Premium
Pedals: Slim Pedal
MSRP: $89.00
Body Material and Style: 6061 Aluminum
Spindle: Cromoly
Bearings: Sealed
Pins: Eight per side.
Colors: White, Red, Brown, Black
Weight: 16oz (pair)

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“The ultimate trail pedal. Epic for street shredding, too.” – Derek Betcher, Premium

Company: Haro
Pedals: Recycled PC pedal
MSRP: $12.95
Body Material and Style: Plastic
Spindle: Cromoly
Bearings: Loose ball
Pins: 15
Colors: White, Black, Clear
Weight: 13oz pair.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Just another plastic pedal is why we call it the Recycled. It's got 15 pins for extra grip and priced so you can still afford Chipotle for dinner with your twenty-dollar bill.”  – Derek Betcher, Haro

Company: Diamondback
Pedals: Sound Pedals
MSRP: Aluminum Sealed – $49.99
Aluminum Loose ball – $17.99
Mag Sealed – $57.99
Mag Loose ball – $44.99

Body Material and Style: Magnesium or Aluminum Platform
Spindle: Heat-treated chromoly.
Bearings: Sealed or loose-ball.
Pins: All replaceable. Eight pins per side, four set screw style and four socket head that screw in from bottom. Included are washers to fine-tune how much pin you want sticking up.
Colors: Black
Weight: Aluminum Sealed 456 grams per pair
Aluminum Loose ball 500 grams per pair
Mag Sealed 415 grams per pair
Mag Loose ball 410 grams per pair

Other: Knurled face for extra traction.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Super lightweight for metal materials. More durable than plastic (and our alloy loose ball pedal doesn't cost much more).” – Mike Hammond, Diamondback

Company: Odyssey
Pedals: Twisted PC
MSRP: 13.99-18.99 depending on material/s/colors

Body Material and Style: Proprietary plastic composite platform pedal.
Spindle: Proprietary heat-treated chromoly with 15mm wrench flats.
Bearings: Loose-ball
Pins: 32 molded plastic pins (16 per side) per pedal.
Colors: Black, White, Clear, Red, and Brown. iPedal translucent (limited), Glow in the dark (limited), and many other limited colors.
Weight: 7.2 oz per pedal

The pedal that undeniably started the plastic pedal revolution. Like every product that gets copied, the copy is never as good as the original. We have spent years developing and testing plastics, which is actually a way more complicated science than one might think. While others work out their formulas on the consumer, you can be sure the Twisted PC is tried and true, and not tested on the customers.

“Inexpensive, light, and using the best plastic and spindles for the job. No other company can say that.” -Jim Bauer, Odyssey

Company: Odyssey
Pedals: JC TrailMix
MSRP: 34.99 – 74.99 depending on material/s/bearings

Body Material and Style: Proprietary magnesium or proprietary aluminum.
Spindle: Proprietary heat-treated chromoly with 17mm wrench flats.
Bearings: Loose-ball or sealed.
Pins: 16 replaceable, Allen head, specially designed pins (8 per side) per pedal. (Pedals come with an additional 20 replacement pins.)
Colors: Black, White, Gold and High polished. Many other limited colors (Blood, Blue blood, Purple Rain)
Weight: 8.4oz per pedal (mag looseball)

“The JC pedal is one of the most popular BMX pedals of all time. The JC TrailMix is the redesigned and modern version of the JC pedal. Slimmed down, lighter, knurling-less, with longer pins. Proprietary aluminum and magnesium bodies deform before they break. Most other platform pedals shatter first and ask questions never. The lack of knurling means less mud caking on the platforms. Longer pins means less pedal slipping. The proprietary heat-treated spindles are made from the best materials for the application, not whatever the factory making them wanted. The 17mm wrench flats make for one less tool you need (most wheel axle bolts are 17mm) and a thicker area were the most force is concentrated. This means less bent spindles. The best got better.” -Jim Bauer, Odyssey

Company: Fly Bikes
Pedals: Ruben
MSRP: $99

Body Material and Style: Extruded and CNC machined 6061-T6
Spindle: Heat-treated forged CNC machined cromoly 4130.
Bearings: One large ball bearing and one niddle bearing. Japanesse made.
Pins: 2.5mm high cromoly pins with flush Allen head. Replacement set included.
Colors: Black, white, grey, dark red, green, coffee
Weight: 440 grs. / 15.5 oz.

Other: Grip tape on center of pedal. Includes replacement set.

Why are your pedals better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
“Ruben pedals have a design that combines a thin shape and strength. Center of pedal is machined to add a concave feeling and also make it thinner. In order to use larger bearings, it has a rounded shape where they are placed to add material but remains the same overall thickness. Body and axle are made with the strongest material and treatment available and we’ve use special wider bearings.” – David Quesada, Fly Bikes