Tuesday, 27 March 2018
1. BBB EasyBase £19.95
BBB Easybase pedals
Perhaps best viewed as today’s equivalent of the basic, old-school, rubber-block pedal, BBB’s EasyBase employs a moulded plastic one-piece body with an abrasive, coarse sandpaper-effect surface on both sides to help keep footwear in place. Strap channels through the body facilitate the use of shoe retention straps. Reflectors front and rear combine with a lack of sharp edges to offer a safe, secure riding experience. Reassuringly, the steel axles run in ball bearings. The bearings are, however, low rent; they are not sealed and may not survive lengthy exposure to poor weather. The axle flats extend to the crank mating face and need washers if damage to the cranks is to be avoided. Weight: 350g.
Verdict: Inexpensive reflector-equipped commuter pedal suited to limited mileage.
2. MKS Esprit £32.99