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Race Face gets the grip with new Ride pedals, updates Chester with new tread

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Race Face doesn’t want you to get left out of the pedal party, introducing a new entry flat pedal – the Ride. With a nylon composite body, nine color options, and a sub-$40 price point, they’re aiming to spread the flat pedal love. In addition, Race Face updated their existing Chester model for improved traction, along with extra color options of its own.

Race Face Ride and Chester flat MTB pedals

Race Face is established in the flat pedal game, and we’ve reviewed some of their goods in the past. However, they were missing a solid contender in the lower-priced market, which has been solved by the new Ride pedal. With a concave nylon composite body and molded-in traction pins, it promises to keep your feet (and shins) happy – with (semi) graphic evidence shown in the video below.

The Ride pedal uses a Cro-Mo steel axle with standard 9/16 thread, along with serviceable internal parts. The platform size is 110x101mm, with weight coming in at 320g per per. Height is 15 – 18.4mm, with 18 molded pins per pedal.

The Ride comes in nine different colors (the eight above, plus black), so you can match any bike or 1980s themed party. MSRP is $34.99, and comes with a two year warranty.

The Chester is an established mid-tier flat pedal, and has been updated with new traction tread on its body, adding grip to the 16 replaceable traction pins. Basic dimensions are identical to the Ride, with a slightly heavier 360g weight per pair. Also similar to the Ride, all internal parts are serviceable.

The Chester has added a new magenta color, coming to a total of nine options. MSRP is $49.99, and comes with a two year warranty.


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