Introduced at Sea Otter, OneUp’s new pedals are getting official. Split into two different models, OneUp has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for the high end aluminum version with an advanced bearing design or something a little more affordable, each offer the same platform size, same weight, and the ability to replace the pins. The biggest difference between the two seems to be the bearing structure, materials, and thickness of the platform…
Starting with the aluminum pedal, the 115 x 105 x 12mm pedal is the thinnest of the two with a 12mm center section that thins to 8mm at the edge. Clearly, that means the pedal has a slightly convex shape, rather than concave which OneUp feels is the better option for grip and natural fit to the arch of your midfoot. Equipped with 10 hexagonal steel pins per side, the pins thread in from the opposite side to make replacing them easier after repeated rock strikes.
Inside the pedal is a proprietary axle system that includes a built in bearing extractor and a cassette tool lock ring for easy service. As evidenced by the large cylindrical housing, the pedal has a massive sealed bearing by the crank along with three smaller sealed bearings out towards the end of the pedal. Completely serviceable, OneUp will have rebuild kits available should you need them in the future.
Made from 6061-T6 aluminum for the body with a chromoly steel axle, the 355g pedals come in black, green, or grey for $125. Black is shipping now, with the other colors coming soon.
The real standout though, might be their composite pedal which offers the same platform, shape, and pin placement – only the body is 18mm thick at the center tapering to 13mm at the edges. The pedal also uses a cartridge bearing and DU bushing combination without the advanced axle set up as the aluminum pedal to keep costs down. The takeaway though is a 355g nylon composite pedal with a chromoly steel axle for just $48 which seems like a pretty good deal.
Rebuild kits will also be available for the composite pedal as well as replacement pins and pin height adjustment kits for both pedals that are coming soon.