How much are you willing to spend on a pair of flat pedals? £50? £70? How about £90? There are plenty of options out there to cover most budgets but we’ll admit to being pretty surprised to learn about the Drift Flat Pedal and its £254.80 price tag!
First of all, that rather specific price comes directly from the official Drift Products website which automatically converts the price to GBP when it spots a UK IP address. If you’re based in the U.S, where the Drift Flat pedals are hand made, they’ll set you back $299.00.
Drift Products claims that the Drift flat pedal is a “light-weight performance flat pedal” and despite shipping with stainless steel hardware, replaceable brass pins and a chromoly axle, they weigh in at just 262g.
How they’re unable to offer a Ti axle at this price we’re not sure, but it probably has something to do with the fact that these pedals are handmade from carbon fibre, not a material we’ve seen used for pedal construction before.
They should be pretty good too as part of the Drift team originally worked for carbon product specialists ENVE and only left the brand to set up their own company making cutting edge composite products.
Drift Products Carbon Flat Pedal Specs
- Ultra-lightweight carbon fibre construction handmade in the USA. (one pair weighs 262 grams
- 4mm brass replaceable pins
- Dimensions 95mm X 95mm platform (118mm X 113mm overall dimensions)
- Chromoly Axle
- Sealed bearing and Iges bushing
- 9mm Q factor to platform spacing
- Stainless steel hardware
- Price $299.99
The flat pedal is the only bike specific product that Drift currently makes, but fans of snow sports (did you know we have a Singletrack Snow channel?) might want to poke about their website and have a gander at their range of composite skis.
Are you interested in going full carbon, or do you think there is a time and place for the wonder stuff?