We’ve all been there. You slip a pedal, or catch your leg with the pedal whereas strolling your bike – leaving tell-tale chew marks in your shin. You may be extra cautious, or you could possibly apparently simply slap some closed-cell foam pedals in your trip.
Created by Intrinsic Cycles, the Bumper Pedal is precisely that. Beginning with a standard metal pedal axle with both 1/2″ or 9/16″ threading, the pedal our bodies are then encased in closed-cell foam to make them smooth to the contact. That’s mentioned to make them the “most secure pedal on the planet” that received’t harm your shins, doorways, automotive interiors, and so forth.
What about grip? The corporate claims that the pedals provide all of the grip you want because of the Jessup model grip tape utilized to each side of the pedals (form of like these wood pedals, however much more shin-friendly). Even with the grippiest grip tape on the planet, these aren’t going to offer the identical stage of grip as a premium pair of flat pedals, however for a lot of informal riders, it looks like it may very well be loads.
Presently provided solely by way of an IndieGogo marketing campaign (that’s already totally funded), pairs of Bumper Pedals begin at $45 and are estimated to ship in July 2023.