In the past we’ve known Sixpack Racing more for their flat pedals, including the Skywalker ones we had in our issue 113 grouptest, but for 2018 they’re foraying into something new with their Vertec Clipless pedals, which we saw a preview of at Eurobike last year.
This time round, they’re about to go into production. The Vertec is a Shimano SPD compatible pedal, with an alloy cage and available in two different axle lengths, for Q-factors of 52.5mm or 58.5mm. They weigh 370g per pair including cleats, run on a mix of bearings and bushings, and will come in black, red, blue or green. RRP is €129.50.
You can see a bit more about them over on the Sixpack website.
They were also showing a few brand new things at Eurobike, so new they’re not even on the web yet. As they bring their own CNC mills online, Sixpack are also moving more of their production into Europe too.
The Millennium 2.0 is a facelifted version of their previous Millennium flat, this time with a sleek milled finish. They eeigh 365g with steel pins in, and they ship with washers in case you want to install any of the pins in a shorter position. They also ship with a spare set of alloy pins included, and RRP will be €124.95.
They run three bearings plus a long IGUS bushing, and one feature of the new Millennium is a “safety anchor” on the axle. Even if all three bearings failed and completely disintegrated while you were riding, the pedal body would stay on the axle.
The Icon 2.0 is another European made, upcoming pedal, a bit more basic than the Millennium, it runs on two bearings, one DU bushing, and ships with steel pins and washers only.
Sixpack will also be offering custom laser etched pedals through their Pedal Konfogurator, though you may have to wait up to a month for your pedals to be etched and dispatched.
They had an assortment of other prototype and upcoming bits to show us, including a Skywalker direct mount stem also made in Europe:
These modular chain guides and bashguards have metal bits milled in the EU and plastics injection modlded in Asia:
These are Sixpack’s upcoming Network commuter/trekking pedals. They said they made these as they didn’t like the shortcomings in exsiting commuter pedals, such as poor internals and clip on reflectors that get smashed off easily. Retail for these will be around €60.