Bicycle Works - Grip King Pedal Prototype
a photo of the working prototype pedal which was first shown in
RR39 as an artist's rendition - The Grip King.
to the folks at RBW, it is moving forward, and they expect to
have riding samples in a month, (maybe two, even three)--but the
latest hurdle was How To Affix the Reflector, and that's been
solved, and here's the pedal as it should be in production.
is a Rivendell design, but it may not be an RBW exclusive. It
was not designed to be toe-clippable, because there are already
gazillions of those around. Not having to take a clip meant they
could increase the surface area dramatically.
weight (if such things matter to you) is still in flux, but according
to Grant, it will be light-ISH, at least - Should be under 400
and more than likely in the neighborhood of 360g or less.
few more of Grant's thoughts on this:
going to call it the Grip King, because I like the late '50s/early
'60s laundry detergent sound of it, but I dunno what MKS will
call it. It will be some people's perfect pedal. It won't be everybody's.
But it offers good cornering clearance, great grip, and huge surface
area for lotsa comfort even with flipflops.....so it ought to
be good enough for somebody. Thanks. Grant"
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