Review: Burgtec Penthouse Mk5 Pedal "Is it possible to make a better pedal?"

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Burgtec Penthouse MK5 pedal reviewed. Burgtec takes flat pedal design to the limit.

It was around this time last year that Burgtec thoroughly impressed me with the composite version of the Penthouse flat pedal. That nylon/fibreglass pedal proved to be such a good product that not only did I give them a glowing review, but I also awarded them my editors choice for 2019.

Burgtec made such a good job of the composite Penthouse pedal that I, and many other people, struggled to justify buying the equally good but more expensive alloy-bodied Mk4 which prompted the Burgtec boys to come up with an all-new flat.

Burgtec Penthouse MK5 – Design

Building on what they had learned from the hugely successful MK4, Burgtec developed the Penthouse MK5, a slightly larger, slightly more refined and overall better pedal than it’s predecessor.

burgtec penthouse mk5 pedal review
Pedal the rainbow.

Those of you who can cast your mind back over the past 16 years might be able to remember the first 3 generations of Penthouse pedal. Each one was a slight improvement on the last with a nip and tuck here and a refinement there. But by the time they came to the MK4 it was time for a completely new design.

It looks like Burgtec is back in the rhythm as the MK5 isn’t a totally new pedal but a refinement over the last.

burgtec penthouse mk5 pedal review

Even from a distance, the Penthouse MK5 is clearly a Burgtec pedal, but place it next to the outgoing model and you’ll realise the differences immediately.

For starters the new MK5 has a larger platform than the MK4 and as we all know a larger platform is easier to find while you’re trying not to tripod down a rutted hillside.

The rest of this pedal review is for Premier members only.

Burgtec Penthouse MK5 Specifications

  • Price: £109.99
  • Weight: 379g
  • Colours: Black, Brown, Silver, Pink, Purple, Orange, Gold, Blue, Red
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 102.2mm
  • Pins: 16 in total
  • From: Burgtec

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Review Info

Product:Penthouse MK5
Tested:by Andi for

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