Review | Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 Composite Pedals

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We’ve been running Burgtec’s bombproof Penthouse Mk4 pedals for years, so a test of the newly released, and more affordable composite Penthouse MK4 was certainly in order. At the very start of this year, we headed down to Burgtec HQ for its own house show where it showed off a bunch of new products from Greg Minnaar signature grips, bearing upgrades for rear shocks, to these new composite pedals. Yup, they look a lot like the current Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 pedal, in fact, they look almost exactly the same, so what’s different? Design The composite Burgtec’s have a little extra material on them. Taking what it had learned from its popular Penthouse MK4, Burgtec set its sights on developing a pedal that performs just as well, but at a more accessible price point. At £39.99 these composite variants are at least half the price of the alloy Mk4, but by sharing a similar design and features they promise offer equal grip. Almost exactly the same as the alloy pedal except for this, this and this. Reducing the cost while maintaining performance was a major factor in designing the composite Mk4 pedals, as was ease of maintenance and durability – after all, wannabe Ratboys are likely to want a pair for woodland jibs so they really need to be up to the job. Even easier to service. With this in mind the composite nylon fiberglass body of the Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 measure in at a slightly thicker 17.96mm to ensure they’re...

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