SOC15: VP flies to lower weight flat pedals with new Harrier Altitude

VP Harrier Altitude flat pedal sea otter (2)

If you’re looking for real estate under your feet, VP’s Harrier platform pedals are hard to beat. The flats are absolutely huge which is good news if you have large feet or you’re just looking for a lot of support.

The Harriers were already pretty light especially for a pedal their size, but lighter is usually better right? After throwing everything they have at the Harriers, the new Altitude version offers the same impressive size without a good chunk of the weight…

VP Harrier Altitude flat pedal sea otter (3)

Starting at the axle, the Altitude ditches the chromoly spindle in favor of a lighter 6al/4v ti option. The Altitude keeps the exact same 102mm (w) x 109mm (l) x 18mm (h) platform as the original Harrier, but the new deck is machined to remove ever last gram of extraneous weight.

VP Harrier Altitude flat pedal sea otter (4)

Even a few of the traction pins have been replaced with grub screws in the center of the pedal since they are

lighter than their hex-shaped counterparts. All said and done the pedal is said to have shaved around 100g from the Harrier with a target weight of 262g per pair. Priced at $@35, the Harrier Altitude will be sold along side of the Harrier and will be available soon.

VP Harrier Altitude flat pedal sea otter (5)

Introduced recently, VP will begin shipping their Aim platform soon as well. The concave aluminum body measures 105mm x 105mm x 18mm, and includes a forged, heat treated, CNC chromoly axle and LSL along with sealed cartridge bearings. At 425g with rebuild kits available, the pedal is a steal at $60.

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liljoe
liljoe
7 years ago

Do you mean $235 instead of $@35?

TheFunkyMonkey
TheFunkyMonkey
7 years ago

I like VP pedals and have a set of the Harriers that I have been beating on for the last year. They have held up admirably. They are LARGE so if you experience pedal strikes on a regular basis, these are not for you. I’ve decided to go back to clipless and just ordered a set of the VX ADV Races – hopefully they are as dependable as the Harrier’s.

Alexandre J-Gauthier
Alexandre J-Gauthier
7 years ago

Hi

There’s an error on the price of the Harrier.

pmurf
pmurf
7 years ago

Nice looking pedal, but not enough imho to choose it over the Xpedo Spry….SLIGHTLY smaller platform, weighs 2g less, 7mm thinner, and 1/3 the cost. Sure, the mag bodies are more fragile, but still.

nsp234
nsp234
7 years ago

I bet the xpedo’s bearing will last way longer than these…

Andy
Andy
7 years ago

@nsp234 it is precisely comments like yours that are totally baseless, unsubstantiated, and helpful to absolutely no one. These pedals look great and I’m eager to read future reviews on how reliable they are.

bieberhole69
bieberhole69
7 years ago

I have a set of Expedo sprys, and the bearings were shot and the pedal body was loose 3 days in. Spend the extra money