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These Foam Bike Pedals Promise to Be Shin-Friendly, Yet Grippy in All Weather?

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We’ve all been there. You slip a pedal, or catch your leg with the pedal while walking your bike – leaving tell-tale bite marks on your shin. You could be more careful, or you could apparently just slap some closed-cell foam pedals on your ride.

Intrinsic foam pedal dimensions

Created by Intrinsic Cycles, the Bumper Pedal is exactly that. Starting with a traditional steel pedal axle with either 1/2″ or 9/16″ threading, the pedal bodies are then encased in closed-cell foam to make them soft to the touch. That is said to make them the “safest pedal in the world” that won’t damage your shins, doorways, car interiors, etc.

What about grip? The company claims that the pedals offer all the grip you need thanks to the Jessup brand grip tape applied to both sides of the pedals (sort of like these wooden pedals, but even more shin-friendly). Even with the grippiest grip tape in the world, these aren’t going to provide the same level of grip as a premium pair of flat pedals, but for many casual riders, it seems like it could be plenty.

Currently offered only through an IndieGogo campaign (that is already fully funded), pairs of Bumper Pedals start at $45 and are estimated to ship in July 2023.

indiegogo.com

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Sean
Sean
1 year ago

I’d love to see these on my city’s bike share fleet.

Anders
Anders
1 year ago

Another pedal in a similar genre is the Look Geo City flat pedal, which has even a slightly larger surface than this. It’s quite heavy though, the look geo city is 538 grams a pair with 107×103 mm platform. This Intrisic is 100×90 mm and 510 gram a pair, so also quite heavy. Reflex Moto is smaller at 92×76 mm but weighs only 336 grams, which is comparable to an regular open flat pedal.

Gabrielle West
Gabrielle West
2 months ago

im working on this in school >:(

Gabrielle West
Gabrielle West
2 months ago
Reply to  Gabrielle West

no stealing I:(

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