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SOC12 Randomness – Coyle’s Wood Helmets & Xpedo’s Mag Flat Pedals

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Coyle wooden bicycle helmets

Coyle’s Tree Piece helmets use hard and soft woods like Douglas Fir (his standard), Myrtle, Red, Maple, Walnut and Oak. Maker/Owner Dan Coyle can make them out of anything, and says the harder woods are more durable but the softer ones do better with impact absorption.

More pics and things after the break…


He mostly uses cut cork for the insides rather than EPS foam, and they’ve passed the CPSC test done at ACT labs. Weights aren’t really any more than a normal trail lid, and prices are $265 and up depending on wood and whether you want cork or foam inside.


He can also shape the vent holes and hole count how you want.



The new Xpedo Hurtle 22 flat pedal has a CNC’d magnesium body that puts it in at just 385g per pair. It rotates on a bushing and sealed cartridge bearing combo on a chromoly spindle. 10 pins per side, platform width is 90mm.

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12 years ago

Apropos gear for knot-heads….my wife told me…..

Ryan L
Ryan L
9 years ago

I recently purchased one of these helmets and it was the worst experience of my life. The helmet was supposed to take 10 weeks and took nearly fifteen. I had to repeatedly chase the owner through e-mail to get updates on my order> When he did return my messages it was just litanies of excuses. When the product was finally delivered, the finish was so bad that it was laughable. There were drips, globs, bubbles, one side was shiny while the other was matte, the cork is rough and unfinished. I was beyond shocked as these helmets are very expensive. I contacted the company and they flat out said no return, no refunds of and kind, no negotiations, nothing. He offered to refinish the helmet and said that not only would it take a month, but I would have to split the shipping with him both ways. DONT BUY THIS HELMET ITS A TOTAL RIP OFF. I am truly sorry for anyone who does not heed this message.

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